668 Neighbor Of The Beast - New England Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ThePorterSorter:
4.24/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a recently distributed NEBCO can in WNY...let the beer warm for 20-30 mins before writing this review
The beer pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a thin, sticky white head. The nose presents a bouquet of booze-infused honey, floral hops, and fruity yeast esters. It definitely establishes that it's a BSPA in the nose. The taste works in a complex melange of yeast fruits, honey sweetness, and grains followed by a slightly bitter, semi-dry white grape aftertaste. The mouthfeel is very approachable and drinkable for being a 9% beast and leaves a lot of traditional elements present (compared to a Duvel for instance). I'm excited for such a delicious canned beer available in WNY/CNY and recommend a brief warming period followed by some smooth jazz and reasonably paced sippage.
Serving type: can
03-21-2013 03:02:06 | More by ThePorterSorter
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4.09/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Four-finger head that recedes in a lumpy fashion. It also leaves a decent dome. A bit cloudy with a dark, dirty gold color.
Grainy, raw barley smell. A bit of lemongrass. Some Belgian yeast nose as well.
Classic pale Belgian flavors: Some very pale malt, a good dollop of hop bitterness, the aforementioned yeast and a solid alcohol warmth, particularly in the swallow. Well-balanced. The body is as I would expect; the carbonation slightly above average.
Serving type: can
06-28-2014 17:35:24 | More by smcolw
668 Neighbor Of The Beast from New England Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 632 ratings.