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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

774 Ratings
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Ratings: 774
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 91
Gots: 106 | 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 KTCamm
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.

Photo of sideshowe
5/5  rDev +25.9%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of mikesgroove
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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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of VelvetExtract
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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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of litheum94
4.32/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of pjs234
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of medic25
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of stabzmcgee
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
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

Photo of brentk56
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Looks like a Belgian, with a fluffy meringue of a head sitting atop the cloudy honey nectar; lots of webbing action on the side of the tulip

Smell: Bready, with herbal elements and some candi sugar

Taste: Opens bready, with the candi sugar generating a slight honeyish character; by mid-palate, the bitter and herbal elements kick in, adding an orange pith and coriander edge; the finish balances out all of the flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; not a particularly Belgian mouthfeel

Overall: Rather nice, and in a can to boot; I wouldn't mind a bit more Candi sugar and a bit less pith but that is a nit

Photo of oline73
3.23/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a can into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours avery cloudy orangish golden with two fingers of fluffy white head. Decent retention and some nice lacing.

Smell: Sweet light malt and quite fruity. I'm picking up hints of apple and banana. This one is also a bit yeasty.

Taste: Quite sweet with a strong Belgian spice presence. Fruity notes from the smell are there along with the light malt. The finish is really bitter from some hops and alcohol.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thick side of medium with tingly carbonation and a somewhat dry finish.

Overall: I thought this beer was a bit too sweet, and then the alcohol in the finish was a bit much. I enjoyed my can, but I don't think I would have another.

Photo of Billolick
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can, without any freshness info available.

Quality beer in cans...bring it on!

Pours heavily clouded, light tangerine. Large eggshell head, leaves all sorts of ringed and patterned lacing.

Fruity nose with pineapple, melon, orange in the foreground, candi sugar and yeast in the rear.

Well crafted with the 9% nicely hidden. More candi sugar, mild citrus and tropical fruits floating in and around. Fresh, flavorful and pleasantly fruity. A hint of gin and lime flowing from the alcohol. Well done and well worth seeking out. Going to get more of this one next time I am in Conn., might even be worth a special trip cross the border (thankfully only about 30 mins. from my house)

Great addition to the other nice can offering(s) from NEBC.

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