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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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89
very good

790 Ratings
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Ratings: 790
Reviews: 208
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 92
Gots: 113 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: CHADMC3 on 05-29-2010

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Ratings: 790 | Reviews: 208
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A: This beer pours a nice nice cloudy golden body with a thin white head that quickly fades.

S: There is a nice fruity smell, one that you usually get from belgian beers, and it also has a wheat smell.

T: I am getting a little bit of grain, some fruity yeast flavor and even a hefe flavor that comes in at the end.

M: This has a nice full body with a nice bit of crispness on the back of the throat and the tip of the tongue.

O: This is a very nice solid beer with a lot of flavor. Thanks Davey 101 for sending me this beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Spaten tumbler. Cloudy and straw colored. Head is merely a large collar of off white head and leaving a nice ring pattern of lace that turns into a nice raining leopard pattern.

Smell is as the style would expect. Dank, musty smells. Overripe fruit (without the fruit flies) earth, grass. Sweet smells and some yeast.

Taste is like most Belgian's I have tried. Musty, dank, sweet banana, and soggy bread. This is a bit more on the alcohol side.

Mouth is medium with a nice body. Carbonation is on the spritzy side and the finish is long and wet with some alcohol burn.

Overall I must judge on the style but I hate this style. I received this as a poker payout, so I can't complain for free beer but this is just like every other shitty dank, musty and milldew tasting Belgian. I really want to thank Poorpatz for the chance. I enjoyed the chance but wont seek this out again.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Copied from HopDaemon with the following modifications: Medium head with moderate lacing. At first, it had a slight metallic smell/taste, which eventually blossomed into a sour Belgian yeast as the beer warmed up. The hops weren't very strong, until swallowing (even while swishing it around in my mouth). I agree with the light carbonation (almost feels semi-flat), and must add that it is slightly boozy. Also agree with the "peppery" comments. Not a personal favorite, but would recommend or get again. As I near the end of my warming beer, alcohol is more noticeable. (I disagree with the Imperial Stout taste mentioned below)

Poured from a 12 oz can into a tulip- pours a hazy golden orange color with minimal head, retention and lacing.

Smell is very nice, intriguing and well balanced. Definitely some yeast in there along with some pale malt sweetness, a little hops.

Taste is also very intriguing- there's something about it that reminds me of an imperial stout. Maybe a little cacao nib? Pale malt up front, followed closely by the earthy, roasted flavor, then some citrus hops and yeast to finish out.

Mouthfeel is good- medium body, light to moderate carbonation, some hop resin. This is a very interesting beer and I recommend it to anyone looking for something out of the ordinary.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A hazy pale orange with a big effervescent white head. Fades slowly, leaving quite decent patchwork behind.

S: Lots of lemon up front. Grainy, yeasty bread. Touch of grass perhaps?

T: Lemony for sure. Sharp lemons in fact with just a touch of grass. Get a hint of melon for just a brief moment. Very grainy and yeasty in the middle. Pepper kicks in, lots and lots of black pepper. Finishes very spicy with lots of pepper and a hint of that lemon again.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and crisp.

O: A delicious and tasty BSPA. Lots of spicy black pepper on the back end so I hope you like that in your beer. Great combination of strong fruitiness, yeastiness and spiciness.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - hazy golden amber honey in color, big rocky white head that dissipates swiftly, moderate amounts of carbonation

S - spices are prominent, specifically cardamom and nutmeg or cinnamon, along with the candied sugar sweetness, some fruitiness bananas and wet pumpkin seeds.

T - the wet fresh pumpkin seeds stick with it, mayveI'm crazy, spices pop out, coriander and cardamom but not in a pumpkin pie way, which is nice. A nice mellow hop profile balances the yeasty breadiness of the belgian side

M&D - smooth and drinkable, slightly effervescent, a great beer. Is the house at 670 for sale?

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A: Pours a clear golden yellow with two fingers of white head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: Spices with sweet candy sugar and light fruits like pears and white grapes up front. Faint bread notes toward the finish.

T: Spices here as well with candy sugar, bubblegum, fruits, and a hearty yeast and bread finish that is lightly bitter with some alcohol presence.

M: Medium-light body with lowish carbonation, this beer avoids being too thick and sticky, but is still undercarbonated.

O: A solid BSPA overall. It's a little lacking in depth and needs to be more carbonated, but still is enjoyable.

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668 Neighbor Of The Beast from New England Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 790 ratings.