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1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

3,069 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 3,069
Reviews: 1,246
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 70
Gots: 200 | 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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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a mixed 12 pack.

This one poured a dark brown with a lot of light coming through, good two finger off white head with excellent retention and sticky lacing all over the glass.

The smell of roasted malts kinda sweet, a little chocolate. Very much like a choc porter.

Taste is a just on the edge of roasted/burnt malt, not as sweet as the smell, and the chocolate is more pronounced. Nice crisp semi-dry finish.

Overall this is a winner and worthy of a try. The 12er had this one, trippel, 2 below, a winter ale, and fat tire. 14 bucks for the 12.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a ruby dark brown with a thick & fluffy 2 finger sand colored head. Lots of sticky film on glass.

Smells of sweet & roasted malts, and some faint coffee & chocolate aromas. All understated.

Malty sweet with some nice caramel & toffee notes, slight roasted flavor, faint coffee, ever so slight hoppiness. Tastes great.

Creamy smooth, medium bodied, mild carbonation.

Highly drinkable & tasty. My favorite New Gelium brew, by far. Delicous.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This guy has been sitting in my fridge begging to be consumer. Served in a tulip

A: Pours a fine dark brown- black color with a inch thick tan head with nice amounts of lacing, much stickage to the sides of the glass

S: Barley, malts, chocolate, very rich

T: Mmm, delicious, not as rich as I was expecting, but it's got great flavor, choclate, barley, malt sugars, dark fruits, this guy is pretty sweet, very tasty, pick up hints of yeast as well

M: I'd say this beer is in the space between a rich full bodied, thick beer and a light, crisp, refreshing beer, good amounts of carbonation in a good combination with rich, robust flavors.

O: I really enjoyed this beer, another good brew from New Belgium, I actually never heard of this one, it's not one of their big names in mainstream craft brews but I really liked it and I recommend it to everyone.

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1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 3,069 ratings.