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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: 206 | 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: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1554 Enlightened black ale pours a black color, with a nice lacing tan head. There is a nice sublet oakey aroma. A complex taste. A strong malty backbone, but with a profound oakey flavor, hints of chocolate, bits of Belgian candies. Good full flavor, everything blends well. Overall a very enjoyable beer. Easy to drink, good flavors, complex a lot going on and it comes together nicely.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really like this beer. Kinda reminds me of a porter. Some have said that they experience a ' burnt' taste with New Belgium beers. I do get a smokey smell and taste in this beer but not a burnt sensation. I can drink several of these while relaxing on a fall evening. I find it lighter than a porter, but still similar. The smell is lighter than a porter and the taste and mouthfeel is also lighter. If you read my reviews, I like dark beers, and this is a dark beer that I enjoying drinking regularly. I keep these in my refrigerator at all times. Even a new craft beer drinker will enjoy experiencing one of these as a lead-in to porters and then stouts.

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