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1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

3,082 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 3,082
Reviews: 1,250
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 73
Gots: 209 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-02-2002

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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!

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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.

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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.

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1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 3,082 ratings.