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Brewed By: New Belgium Brewing Inc. (Lion Little World Beverages / Kirin Holdings)

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Number of Ratings: 4405

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Brewed In: 500 Linden Street Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA

ABV: 5.50%

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Tasting Notes

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Dr Why profile pictureDr Why - December 23, 2021
Well they don?t have the same label or call it Enlightened Black anymore but this must be the same ale. So here is my review. It?s been a long time but this dark ale -brewed with spices- favorably compares with another ale that used to come from Colorado- Blue Moons Mountain Abbey Ale . Makes sense that New Belgium would produce something to compete with it. Glad! I miss the Mountain Abbey! This ale is dark, chocolaty, and delicious. I don?t discern any spices?so don?t know what that is about.
Cobrasnake21 profile pictureCobrasnake21 - September 24, 2019
A good dark brew, I wasn?t expecting dark since I didn?t read the label- it has obvious coffee notes and chocolate finish it?s good for what it is, that just isn?t my favorite type of brew but it?s a good dark ale profile - March 14, 2018
This is a really good example of a dark, malty, hop combo that is a great balance of the two but is very drinkable. Very solid.
jaskolkajo profile picturejaskolkajo - May 27, 2017
Great beer. Excellent!
gordonpd profile picturegordonpd - December 7, 2016
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Very dark, but smooth and clean.
The-Berg profile pictureThe-Berg - October 26, 2016
For a dark beer, I like it. Would try again.
rothwood profile picturerothwood - September 6, 2016
Dark but not heavy. Hint of sweetness.
Standad profile pictureStandad - February 21, 2016
Nice malty taste, not too bitter like some "black ales."
step2396 profile picturestep2396 - February 2, 2016
Smooth, chocolate malt taste Silky mouthfeel Low perceived bitterness
quagmire56 profile picturequagmire56 - January 13, 2016
Malty start. Hoppy finish. Overall good.
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