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668 Neighbor Of The Beast - New England Brewing Co.

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554 Ratings
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Ratings: 554
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.73%


Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CHADMC3 on 05-29-2010)
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Reviews by MCain04:
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MCain04

Illinois

3.56/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Gifted by BostonRyan, 12 oz can poured into a HF stemware.

A: hazy orange amber. 1 finger off white head of average retention and lacing.

S: Belgian malts, tangerine, and citrus.

t: odd tasting. malty but a little skunky. a little citrus tasting but not the greatest. hides the alcohol well though.

M: smooth and medium bodied with good carbonation.

O: Average Belgian, nothing too special, nice to see the style in a can though

Serving type: can

04-05-2013 01:35:26 | More by MCain04
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markgugs

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-20-2014 17:03:55 | More by markgugs
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CTbrew32

Connecticut

4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

American made Belgian beers are usually hit or miss for me, but this is definitely a hit and I would expect nothing less from NEBCO at this point. First, this pours a hazy orange/yellow color with a two finger white head. The aroma is sweet with some citrus and the funky belgian yeast clearly apparent. The taste definitely has that distinctive belgian yeast flavor, but its not overdone at all, which I feel is the problem with American Belgians (too much spice/clove/etc). This beer definitely got a good addition of hops with juicy grapefruit coming through, but it stops just short of any bitterness and instead mellows out into a smooth, almost creamy feel.. Overall I wasn't sure what to expect from this beer and its a good thing I didn't try to guess. Its a one of a kind beer, and its definitely worth buying again.

Serving type: growler

04-20-2014 14:16:13 | More by CTbrew32
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DRBiser

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6%

04-17-2014 08:23:41 | More by DRBiser
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MattXT

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

04-15-2014 16:32:23 | More by MattXT
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AndrewBV

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

04-13-2014 04:24:35 | More by AndrewBV
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-11-2014 06:53:47 | More by Bilco
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1BeerToRuleThemAll

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6%

04-08-2014 00:44:24 | More by 1BeerToRuleThemAll
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Teddy-Pickles

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

04-08-2014 00:14:02 | More by Teddy-Pickles
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Matt_Quinn

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6%

04-07-2014 05:36:29 | More by Matt_Quinn
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

04-06-2014 04:29:26 | More by hollywood_15063
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sphyrn

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6%

04-05-2014 17:04:10 | More by sphyrn
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bleeps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-03-2014 04:50:19 | More by bleeps
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nick_asian

Nevada

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-02-2014 07:25:00 | More by nick_asian
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caddyguy

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-01-2014 18:32:07 | More by caddyguy
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

04-01-2014 01:10:00 | More by Burkbom23
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

03-30-2014 19:44:24 | More by waddellc2
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grahuba

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

03-29-2014 19:54:26 | More by grahuba
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Wolberjs

California

4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Into a tulip from a can.

L - Lovely cloudy light amber yellow with an initial 2 finger head that dissipates to 1 and hangs around quite nicely and finally dissipates into a foam with great lacing.

S - Nice bready and banana yeasty belgian beer smell. Moderate sweetness.

T - Taste follows the nose. A mild sweet banana bread taste. Really like it. Reminds me of Deschutes Conflux No. 2 which is a good thing. I really enjoy Belgian PA/IPAs that taste like this.

M - Little bit of a light thin mouthfeel, but it kind of goes with the style. Nice tingly finish.

O - Very good light belgian style ale. If I lived in Connecticut I'd drink it quite a bit.

Serving type: can

03-29-2014 02:51:33 | More by Wolberjs
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Bjorn2bWild

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

03-26-2014 13:02:47 | More by Bjorn2bWild
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-25-2014 14:27:21 | More by ColForbinBC
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gabedivision

New York

4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can to a tulip glass

A- pours a deep hazy orange, with a 1 finger head and nice sticky lacing

S- lots of lemon peel up front, some orange peel, lemon-pepper, some clove, corriander, a touch of funk from the yeast

T- lemon, orange, some grain, spice, a touch of bubble gum, pepper, candied sugar, corriander, some banana. finishes sweet and dry

M- medium body, nice carbonated zing mid mouth, sweet and dry

O- awesome name, awesome can and tasty beer. lots of belgian yeast flavors swirling around. fruits spice and sugar, very well crafted.

Serving type: can

03-25-2014 02:53:38 | More by gabedivision
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Guzzle_McBrew

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

03-24-2014 16:25:35 | More by Guzzle_McBrew
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Sweffin

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

03-23-2014 01:02:22 | More by Sweffin
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jmw4437

Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden tan and slightly hazy with an initially large white/off-white head that dissipates to a thin layer and lacing around the glass.

S: Scents of grains, sweet yeast and banana like flavors dominate the aroma.

T: The beer fulfills all of the promises that its aroma makes; light grainy flavors with hits of yeast and banana flavors. This all with the slightest hint of hops to balance the brew.

M: Smooth on the palette with a hit of carbonation and a clean aftertaste help to make this brew drinkable and refreshing.

O: Definitely something I will come back to again in the future.

Serving type: can

03-22-2014 20:46:39 | More by jmw4437
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668 Neighbor Of The Beast from New England Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 554 ratings.