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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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Ratings: 774
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 91
Gots: 107 | 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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Photo of Irish1984
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of n2185
3.36/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of ElGallo
4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of damngoode
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of Kellifer
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of burningbeard
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of kevgod
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of mschofield
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of SalMineo
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of jjheinrichs
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of raythealeman
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of kindbill
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of alexgash
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can.

Pours a cloudy brassy orange into the Duvel tulip. Finger of eggshell white head, with good lacing up the glass. Nose of tropical fruit (mango, papaya), powdered sugar, peppercorn, and yeast.

Spicy, peppery hop bitterness up front. Candyish malts and tropical fruit sweetness swell, filling the palate. The slightly boozy, fruity sweetness lingers as the herbal, peppery hop bitterness rules the finish. Medium-full body with a sparkling, lively feel. Delicious and devilish. One of the better American "Duvel ales."

Photo of Fattsmagee
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Arithmeticus
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured chilled in shifts in 4-oz tasting glass

A: cloudy dark yellow (orangish); thin head; no carbonation; not much lacing
S: very inviting lemony citrus aroma, with lacing of yeast; lingers nicely
T: very flavorful belgian-style ale; hops are right at what you would expect in an English pale ale, but the bottle conditioning is very strong, dominant; very flavorful, complex yet refreshing; coriander and cloves, grapefruit

Pretty good! Not as satanic as the label would suggest

Photo of jjcote
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Shaymus
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark orange color with a avg hoppy aroma
Im not sure what I was expecting with this brew
But it continued to get better with each sip.
The flavor was hoppy and citrusy with a nice
Belgian yeast flavor. There is a nice balance of malt as well.
Overall this was a fantastic well balanced beer and one I highly

Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of wdarcy77
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can opened on 7.25.12.

A - Pours a clear, medium orange with a half inch near-white head.

S - Malty, yeast, and bubblegum?

T - Sweet, Belgian yeast. Again, and almost bubble gum like sweetness. Very tasty.

D - Great carbonation and a light body.

O - Sweet, but not overly with some bubblegum like flavors that are very welcoming.

Photo of kaelingirl
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of sebod89
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Interning here at the moment and having this fresh from the bright beer tank might be the best thing on earth. It has great overall flavor, and unbelievable drinkability for it having 8.7% ABV.
It has great balance with respect to bitterness to sweetness. The yeast is strong and brings out great belgian style flavors. This is just overall a great beer!

Photo of BigCheese
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Slightly hazy straw, honey. Thin white head, leaves great lacing.

S: Belgian Candi, Banana, Cloves, some funkyness, barnyard sweatyness.

T: Bright bouquet of flavors, lots of spices, coriander, cloves, and hard candy. Some currants, and lightly toasted bread. Hints of anise and maple. Not overly sweet. Very minimal hop presence, some lemony grassyness in finish.

M: Rather creamy and rich, medium carbonation, viscous and oily. ABV very well integrated, pretty drinkable.

O: Really like this, and I'm not usually into the high ABV belgians. Tons of different flavor notes, weaved together beautifully. Very drinkable for what it is. Highly reccomended. One of the best US belgian style brews I've had.

668 Neighbor Of The Beast from New England Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 774 ratings.