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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

788 Ratings
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Ratings: 788
Reviews: 208
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 90
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: 788 | Reviews: 208
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4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from can into tulip.
Pours a cloudy golden orangey/yellow straw color.
Thick small bubbled white foam with nice heavy lacing.
Smells very malty...slight belgian yeast and orange aroma. I hate to say it, but smells almost like a budweiser mixed with a belgian beer...my hopes immediately went south.
The taste redeemed itself quick.
While its deff malty, you do taste the belgian yeasts and hops. Slight citrus and straw notes. The alcohol is present, a bit noticeable, but nicely compliments the flavor. Overall, I really like this brew. Well worth the money paid for the 4-pack and would buy again. However, the main reason I even went out to New Haven was for Gandhi Bot, and I wouldnt make a special trip for this brew...but I would deff pick up again while buying GBot.

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3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
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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4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
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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4.17/5  rDev +5%
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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668 Neighbor Of The Beast from New England Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 788 ratings.