Brew Review-New Belgium 1554

With new that New Belgium is coming to the DC area on August 22nd, I’ve decided to review a couple of their beers.  First one: 1554

The 1554 is called the Enlightened Black Ale.  Brewed with a lager yeast and a ton of dark malts, it’s an interesting combination.  When poured, it’s a deep brown color, nearly black with a light, thin head.  The aroma was malty sweet with caramel notes and a nice floral hop scent.

The flavor was fairly complex.  Very malty with some molasses and caramel, even a little dried fruit.  The finish was slightly bitter with a mild floral hop flavor.

Overall, a good beer.




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