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1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,915 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 2,915
Reviews: 1,237
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 65
Gots: 134 | 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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drewloc

Ohio

5/5  rDev +30.5%

02-10-2012 16:03:05 | More by drewloc
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BuckeyeGladiator

Virginia

5/5  rDev +30.5%

11-23-2011 19:46:08 | More by BuckeyeGladiator
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Anew

Washington

5/5  rDev +30.5%

12-08-2011 20:58:38 | More by Anew
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GraddyMN

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +30.5%

11-30-2011 01:08:23 | More by GraddyMN
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oliviabitting


5/5  rDev +30.5%

12-27-2012 11:40:00 | More by oliviabitting
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kdawg105

Georgia

5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

TIZ THA SEASON! This beer is great for the winter. Not to dark in color when poured out light heat that hangs an min or so any way the smell is great. When you smell this beer you think it will be light in hops and high in malts. It is a very good brew! It has a sweet nutty finish with a nicely balanced hops behind it. PICK 6 At Kroger people this is the best way to find these great craft beers. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 02:38:29 | More by kdawg105
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jjholt

Colorado

5/5  rDev +30.5%

02-17-2012 22:46:50 | More by jjholt
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mofiad

Texas

5/5  rDev +30.5%

11-24-2011 07:28:05 | More by mofiad
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bencowgill

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this is one of my favorite beers, it sucks it's not in jersey. in the military, had some great beers, and this is one of them. it is outstanding, great flavor, nice and thick. i had it a few weeks ago in TX, one thing good about Wichita falls. looking forward to when it makes it's way to NJ.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 01:46:56 | More by bencowgill
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Dwh689

Texas

5/5  rDev +30.5%

03-25-2012 04:04:01 | More by Dwh689
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keithwalk

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +30.5%

07-07-2012 22:30:05 | More by keithwalk
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Cris4545

Indiana

5/5  rDev +30.5%

02-25-2012 01:32:14 | More by Cris4545
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rob99er

California

5/5  rDev +30.5%

01-08-2012 04:41:05 | More by rob99er
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crescentwire

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +30.5%

11-07-2013 12:48:53 | More by crescentwire
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mikennat

Missouri

5/5  rDev +30.5%

11-14-2011 16:00:39 | More by mikennat
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carnoustie7

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +30.5%

11-22-2011 01:32:03 | More by carnoustie7
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EarthRocker

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I really don't want to seem cliche giving this beer a perfect score, but quite honestly I had absolutely zero gripes with it. I'm a big fan of New Belgium's beers, and I'm a dark ale guy. And this stuff is honestly the most appealing beer I've ever tasted. When you smell it, the sweet caramel / chocolate aroma hits hard, giving you a good sign of what you're in for - the head on this stuff is gorgeous, although not the world's thickest. It's a true beauty to look at once you've poured it into a glass. I'm really glad to see so many positive reviews on this beer, because in all honesty, it's my new favorite. I'll definately be buying it again, and probably many more times to come.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 21:18:10 | More by EarthRocker
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chucksburritos

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +30.5%

02-20-2012 15:24:11 | More by chucksburritos
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

11-22-2012 05:08:06 | More by Royals21
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Korea (South)

5/5  rDev +30.5%

11-26-2012 11:56:45 | More by Trogdor_The_Beerinator
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Indiana

5/5  rDev +30.5%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

08-21-2012 03:17:10 | More by Wanna_B_Hmong
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MigueLitros

California

5/5  rDev +30.5%

07-06-2013 18:04:14 | More by MigueLitros
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lokiikol

Maryland

5/5  rDev +30.5%

11-24-2011 21:20:12 | More by lokiikol
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burkesquires

Maryland

5/5  rDev +30.5%

02-09-2014 02:43:20 | More by burkesquires
1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,915 ratings.