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1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,919 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 2,919
Reviews: 1,237
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 65
Gots: 135 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-02-2002)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a nonic pint.
Pours a dark, cola color with a single-finger, foamy, tan head. The head persists and leaves a lovely lacing down the entire length of the glass.

The aroma is very pleasant, lots of yeasty bread, with a hint of chocolate and dark fruit.

The taste is excellent. Caramel, toffee right up front with alittle yeast. Then some coffee notes, a little raisin and finally, a little late dark chocolate bitternes. Reminds me a bit of a good doppelbock.

The mouthfeel is amazing. It's smooth, almost creamy and a little sticky.

Overall, this is a wonderful beer that is surprisingly complex.

Serving type: bottle

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1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,919 ratings.