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1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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1554 Enlightened Black Ale1554 Enlightened Black Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

3,117 Ratings

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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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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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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
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