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668 Neighbor Of The Beast - New England Brewing Co.

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668 Neighbor Of The Beast
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BA SCORE
89
very good

731 Ratings
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Ratings: 731
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 90
Gots: 83 | FT: 5
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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look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Thanks to drez77 for the extra.

16oz can to oversized wine glass. Clever name, fun label.

A: Pours with an ivory white head, 2 fingers high. The head starts out fizzy and foamy and looks like it will disappear quickly, but multiple streamers keep it around for quite some time, eventually transforming the head into a dense, compact foamy cap. The body is hazy, but clear enough too see an endless amount of bubbles rushing by in a somewhat roundabout way. The color is between gold and goldenrod and has medium saturation. The entire glass is left coated with one continuous sheet of lace.

S: Toasted Pilsner malts mixed in with a light grain and straw component. Heavily yeasty. Big hop concentration, starting out with big pine notes plus the peel of lemon and orange but, at warmer temperatures, becoming cleaner-like. Scorching alcohol on the nose.

T & M: Aromas come through to the palate with some additional flavors of banana and pear and sweet candied sugar flavors. Thankfully, the alcohol is easier on the palate than it was on the nose. Full body with a creamy texture and a surprisingly passive, low level of effervescence. Soft and semi prickly but needs to be much livelier. Below average flavor duration.

D: Hot, kind of messy and not very easy to drink.

NOTE: This beer MAY not have traveled well since, even though it was safely packaged, it arrived with a huge bulge on the top of the can. Also, my experience was nothing like what I've read from other reviewers.

FeDUBBELFIST, Oct 09, 2010
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Aroma has a good mix of sweet, fruity esters and tart citrus, along with a note of clove and a definite yeast presence as well. Pretty complex, and inviting. What I like about Belgian styles.

Pours bright golden and hazy in the glass with a nice sized head that unfortunately disapates rather quickly.

Quite sweet and thick right upfront with lots of fruity esters. A note of more citric fruit is also noticed there as well. Very small clove presence. Through to the finish, there's a yeastiness that comes through along with quite a strong booziness. There's also a noticeable bitterness for style to finish the beer off somewhat dry with some sweet esters remaining.

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668 Neighbor Of The Beast from New England Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 731 ratings.