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1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

3,117 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 3,117
Reviews: 1,256
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 75
Gots: 229 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-02-2002

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Ratings: 3,117 | Reviews: 1,256
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3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this nice beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer poured a dark beer with a really nice creamy head. I like that! The smell was faint roastedness smell. The beer was actually a little bland I thought for what it looked like. I still liked it as it was very drinkable and I will buy again.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Two fingers of tan head. Dark brown body, almost black.
Smell is a strong roasted malt. Nice.
Tasty with roasted malt balanced with a mild bitterness. The malt comes through nicely.
Smooth texture with a light to medium body and moderate carbonation.
Pretty good Black Ale. Great balance of roasted malt and bitterness.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pint glass

a - pours chestnut in color with a thin cap of coarse, tan foam. head dies down to a film and leaves thin, leggy lacing in the glass.

s - carmel, crackers, faint green apple.

t - predominantly carmel malt with spicy notes. peppery, but maybe a with bit of cinnamon as well. has a mild, earthy bitterness and a light, sugary finish. not much going on here.

m - lighter in body with adequate carbonation. co2 profile is on the coarse side though.

o - not black or enlightening, just a decent, easy drinking beer. not likely to be a regular in my fridge, but i wouldn't turn it down either.

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1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 3,117 ratings.