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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

752 Ratings
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Ratings: 752
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 92
Gots: 87 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CHADMC3 on 05-29-2010)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can bought as a single into a pint glass. Kind of a goofy exterior design.

Pours a hazy orange copper with a small sitatop foam head. Wheaty smell. Confectionary candy smell. Evenly blended belgian taste, a little woody. Definite alcohol finish - not a burn necessarily, but evident. Yeasty. Very nice brew.

Some nice symmetry, review of 668 is my 668th beer review.

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

bright golden amber with a small white head of lace on top maybe one finger in depth but no more then that. Very cloudy and hazy

very light, and very bright with the first initial smell being of light yeast and wheat that seemed to have a nice little edge of fresh grass to it that melded very well. Very crisp and clean with a bright east flavor sitting right up front that offered more then adequate hints of peach and grain and wheat in the flavor. That nice light grass flavor was also very present and offered a nice little bitter finish to it. The finish itself was long and drawn out with a really nice long lasting crispness that really went well with dinner and wrapped the whole thing together nicely.

M - The feel was also wonderful, nice and light bodied and very well carbonated, it never got flat or boring and offered a very nice sessionable feel to it. Crisp and clean this went down easily and really was just a pleasant expierence all around.

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

A-Pours a cloudy orange color. Not an intense head. Mellow layer of white foam. Head leaves speckle lacing. Translucent.

S-Nice semi-funky yeast. Ripe fruitiness. Pale fruits. Sweet nose but the yeast really makes it delectable. Lightly woody. Smells dry. Alcohol is muted well.

T-Sweet and fruity. A very long, pronounced grassy hop flavor kicks in on the back end and lasts for an extended period of time. Not funky, but the yeast does add to the flavor. Alcohol is also muted well again. Bunch of flavors going on here. Enjoyable.

M-Medium bodied. Carbonation is softer than anticipated. I would maybe have liked a bit more bubble. Semi-slick. Dry.

O/D-I only bought one can. Seeing as a 4-pack is $13, one is enough as this is overpriced. But, I love NEBCO. This one is pretty good. Definitely a step or two below Gandhi Bot and Imperial Stout Trooper, but this is damn tasty in its own regard.

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16 oz can. Chessy looking label, but in the good way. No dates.

Opaque, golden body with a lace white head, a finger thick. It's dense with tightly packed bubbles. Slowly fades away, leaving a compact cover. It coats the side of the glass, leaving some nice lacing.

Aromas of honey suckle, coriander, citrus yeast and banana peel. Some muscat wine qualities as well, white wine grapes and flowers.

Very spicy at first, with loads of coriander and a dash of clove, even some sage as well. These give way to cracker malts and Belgian yeast, giving the beer an earthy and dry body. Honey sweetness and a faint lemon twang on the finish.

I think this is the first Belgian style ale I've ever had from a can. and it is damn good. I love the amount of spicing here, and even though it's the dominate profile, it's not heavy handed at all. Great balance, and I had no idea this was a 9% beer. Very well done.

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Served on tap at Delaney's. Nice orange-gold color with a thick white head. Fruity nose, with a strong yeast presence. Taste was sweet, a little spicy and just a hint of hops; I caught a hint of coriander and pepper as well. Hides it's 9% very well; I only caught a big of an alcohol flavor. Very tasty local Belgian.

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

A murky yellow with white head. A clove, banana aroma. Similar tastes prevail, with an odd apricot/fruit undertone as well as some yeasty funk. Mouthfeel is sweet and sticky. Overall a good belgain... Especially for a style I don't usually like. Thanks again gcurlow

668 Neighbor Of The Beast from New England Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 752 ratings.