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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

3,106 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,106
Reviews: 1,254
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 73
Gots: 222 | 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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This pours a dark brown with a slight off white head. There is a slight scent of roasted malts mixed with a mild yeast tone. The taste has a mild roasted malt taste. The texture and volume is perfectly done. Smooth, tasty, and refreshing! A rather boldly made brew that most will find very likeable. A great brew for those looking to start drinking dark beers but can’t quite handle a porter or stout yet. A great beer for the price!

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12 oz bottle poured into a tumbler. Enjoyed at home.

A: Dark ruby color. About three fingers of tan head, which dissipated slowly leaving substantial lacing on the glass.

S: Strong toasty malt aroma, with significant chocolate scents. Toffee and nutty undertones are also evident. Very much resembled a porter.

T: Strong toasty, malty flavor on impact, with a somewhat sweeter chocolate/nutty finish. Very little in the way of aftertaste -- I was pleasantly surprised at how minimal and pleasant it is.

M: Medium body, but on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation seemed a bit much.

O: A good beer. Flavors aren't terribly complex, but they are executed well. The rich flavor without an overpowering aftertaste makes for a nice drinking experience. I would certainly have this again, but wouldn't go out of my way to do so.

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1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 3,106 ratings.