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1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,966 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 2,966
Reviews: 1,240
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 67
Gots: 163 | 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%

dbstuart88, Aug 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

cuy50, Aug 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

GaryMarkle84, Aug 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

jandadeboer, Aug 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

joerebman, Aug 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

TheMaimed, Aug 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

IheartTomorrow, Aug 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

MattSharpless, Aug 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

nstroup, Aug 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

skyisland, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of mvanaskie13
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%

Poured into a standard pint glass, color is dark brown with amber hues on the edge of the glass, head is light to dark head, presents thick and bubbly but dissipates to less than 1/2 inch.

Smell is smooth chocolate, light roast, hints of light belgian yeast and phenolics.

Taste is smooth, chocolate and light caramel malts with some light bitterness - not overpowering. Yeast presents pleasant off flavors, subtle but deliscious.

Mouthfeel is well balanced, light carbonation and lingering sweetness mingle with light bitterness making this a very drinkable ale.

Overall, I really enjoy this 'mixed' style of ale, the chocolate and lightly roasted malts blend very well with the subtle belgian yeast notes.

mvanaskie13, Aug 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

kuestegg, Aug 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

bgramels, Aug 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

leagr, Aug 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

pooogy, Aug 09, 2012
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2.63/5  rDev -31.3%

Pours black with a beige head. A kinda sweet and roasty aroma but not super distinct. Flavor didn't work for me; roasted, a slight touch of chocolate, and a healthy dose of candied sugar and bubblegum. Yuck, I'll give it a 3 because I think my reaction is more subjective than objective but I definitely did not like this and did not finish my glass. A nice medium, creamy body. Overall, not for me. A definite pass that I wont try again.

denver10, Aug 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

bcseda, Aug 08, 2012
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dhbiker0889, Aug 07, 2012
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IrishGermanAmerican, Aug 07, 2012
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M_Burkey, Aug 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

BeerdNick, Aug 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

BTFU, Aug 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Renae, Aug 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

ryancl, Aug 03, 2012
1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,966 ratings.