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668 Neighbor Of The Beast - New England Brewing Co.

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668 Neighbor Of The Beast668 Neighbor Of The Beast

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BA SCORE
89
very good

631 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 631
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 83
Gots: 71 | FT: 6
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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HamdenHector

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

07-06-2014 08:32:41 | More by HamdenHector
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

11-15-2013 00:26:53 | More by mmulebarn
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3.3/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

16 oz. can courtesy of Jason during one of our many solid trades. Ridiculous looking, and therefore much appreciated, graphics and name on this beer. Oh the stories we could tell if we were, indeed, neighbors of the Cloven Master of the Underworld. Can you imagine the parties?

Into a tulip, Neighbor pours yellow - orange with a short lived head that remains only as a light white ring. Streams of bubbles rise in multiple columns. Glass repels any lethargic attempt at cling.

Smells of yeast laden apple juice with a hint at tinned peaches

Spicy yeast leads to some chewy malty sourdough, apple and pears, and clove. Yeast and juice mingle at the finish with a touch of heat.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated: crisp and dish soapy with a snappy bite at the finish.

Overall, this beer carries its abv quite well, but I don’t see myself aspiring to drink more of this. Good for what it is, but not something I would seek out again.

Serving type: can

06-22-2011 23:29:58 | More by BarrytheBear
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rwinzing

New Jersey

3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Have been cleaning out the beer fridge this is an extra from a trade. Thanks to who ever gave it to me

A - nice golden color with white head and decent lacing

S - Sweet smell

T - Very nice fruity note with tang of bitterness

M - smooth and rich

O - nice can of beer

Serving type: can

07-28-2011 21:45:57 | More by rwinzing
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n2185

North Carolina

3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

Serving type: can

08-18-2012 04:28:58 | More by n2185
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surprenant1138

Connecticut

3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16oz can into snifter. Appearance is of a hazy dark orange with about 3/4in slowly fading light tan head. Excellent thick lacing. Aroma is of yeast, some pine and light citrus. Mouthfeel is light, with a slightly stining carbonation. Taste is very yeasty, of orange peels, some nuttiness? and more bread/yeast. I am not a fan of belgian style beers, but this is not bad. It is slightly refreshing anyway.

Serving type: can

04-27-2011 17:43:02 | More by surprenant1138
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beertunes

Washington

3.43/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to ChadMc3 for this one. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a hazy bright yellow color with just a thin cap of white head that had good retention and very light lacing.

The aroma was pretty much average for the style, nice base grains, a noticeable spicy yeast scent, and perhaps a bit more alcohol than is usual. The same grain, spice, yeast and alcohol were also solid on the tongue, but the alcohol lingered and had a definite strong personality.

The body was also average, smooth and even, but, again, the alcohol hung around a bit too much. Except for the alcohol, drinkability was very good, the beer went down easily and I could have had a couple with no complaints. Overall, a pretty typical example of the style, certainly worth a shot if you see it.

Serving type: can

08-05-2013 22:32:58 | More by beertunes
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camil1mj

Michigan

3.45/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Received as an extra in a trade thanks to Knifestyles!

Poured at a moderately cold temperature into my Founder's snifter.

A: Pours a very nice orange. 2 finger, white foamy head that recedes to leave intermediate lacing.

S: Citrusy hopes with a slight sour twang.

T: Immediate acidic fruitiness followed up by a slight hoppiness.

M: Light and refreshing. Slightly more than medium carbonation.

O: Good beer for a nice warm day. Would not turn down if I was presented the chance to drink this again. The name and label art are great!

Serving type: can

06-29-2011 23:45:07 | More by camil1mj
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abrand

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can poured into tulip

Pours an orangish color with a nice cloudy head that never leaves. Aromas of grains, spices, and subtle hops hit the nose. Not a very strong smelling beer but nice. Somewhat sweet on the nose. Taste is full of sugar with plenty of fruits. Bread doughs and hop backbone round out the palate. Mouthfeel is somewhat dry but thin. Overall this is a sessionable brew. Nothing outstanding but nice.

Serving type: can

03-31-2012 16:13:15 | More by abrand
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erosier

Connecticut

3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: Pours a yellow orange color with a large and thick off white colored head that fades slowly and laces the glass a lot on the way down.
S: Smells of sweet roasted malts, then big strong alcohol, slight citrus, yeast aromas, and then a touch of hops at the end of it.
T: Tastes of sweet roasted malts, then a big complex yeast flavor blend that is slightly fruity (mainly citrus flavors) with a touch of hops at the end. There is a lot of alcohol present in this one.
M: Hot feeling, perfect amount of carbonation.
D: OK drinkability - it has a lot of alcohol and you can taste and feel lit which lowers its score, but being at 9% is pretty high and it's an interesting beer with a funny label.

Serving type: can

07-28-2010 10:33:27 | More by erosier
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Arenbeer

Connecticut

3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16oz can into a tulip glass

Latest release at fridge temp

A- Pours a hazy bright yellow with a thin 1 finger white head that leaves little retention but nice legs. A really nice looking beer overall and perfect for summer.

S- Bread and doughy notes with hints of banana and fruit from the yeast. Definitely some hops present in there as well. Alcohol also comes through quite a bit.

T- Bitter earth and grass like hops up front clash hard with the Belgian yeast characters. The fruit, banana, bubblegum, flavors that come through don't mix well with the overall hop flavor and the bread like qualities get lost as well. Almost as though they brewed Ghandi Bot with Belgian yeast.

M- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a brutal bitter finish that drys the mouth right out.

Overall I am normally a NEBCO fan and an even bigger hop head but something about this beer on my palate does not taste right. Maybe it's to fresh and needs time to let the hops fade but right now its not what I was hoping for and nothing like what I tasted at Extreme Beer Fest.

SkÅL!

Serving type: can

07-09-2011 00:11:51 | More by Arenbeer
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this as an extra (let me know who sent this so I can thank you).

Love the label on this can!

Poured into Town Hall chalice.

Pours 1/2 finger of bright white head that fades down to a very thin layer fast. Color is a bright golden orange. Can't see through this one.

Aroma: Grassy hops with some herbal notes and spices. Bananas and cloves are up front with this beer. A bit of burnt sugar flavors in the background. Has a very sweet aroma to it.

Taste: A fairly large beer. Big cloves and spice flavors. Bananas is the only fruit I really get out of this beer because of all the alcohol showing. It has grassy hops with a pale/biscuity malt profile.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and boozy. A ton of alcohol shows from this beer, granted it is 9%. A rather large body with a medium to high amount of carbonation. Ends rather dry.

Overall, I just wasn't feeling this beer. It was too strong and too much of the alcohol showed. I really don't know the intentions of this beer but it just turned out too big. Not overly drinkbale.

Serving type: can

08-25-2010 00:24:55 | More by mothman
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

04-21-2013 22:12:30 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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thaghost

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

08-29-2013 01:04:09 | More by thaghost
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jefftuck47

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

05-16-2014 01:21:21 | More by jefftuck47
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

08-23-2012 00:25:32 | More by acurtis
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henrisimo

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

05-30-2013 03:32:41 | More by henrisimo
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apasternak

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

09-13-2013 03:17:17 | More by apasternak
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

06-04-2014 14:58:50 | More by BuckTuckian
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Dhamma73

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

01-14-2014 17:37:27 | More by Dhamma73
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civicm87

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

08-09-2013 16:11:34 | More by civicm87
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danwho

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

02-01-2012 21:16:09 | More by danwho
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

11-13-2013 01:15:48 | More by jjd315
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ThrashMaster

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

08-09-2013 16:15:05 | More by ThrashMaster
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frankthetank86

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

08-09-2013 04:49:39 | More by frankthetank86
668 Neighbor Of The Beast from New England Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 631 ratings.