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668 Neighbor Of The Beast - New England Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

703 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 703
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 90
Gots: 80 | 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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4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

American made Belgian beers are usually hit or miss for me, but this is definitely a hit and I would expect nothing less from NEBCO at this point. First, this pours a hazy orange/yellow color with a two finger white head. The aroma is sweet with some citrus and the funky belgian yeast clearly apparent. The taste definitely has that distinctive belgian yeast flavor, but its not overdone at all, which I feel is the problem with American Belgians (too much spice/clove/etc). This beer definitely got a good addition of hops with juicy grapefruit coming through, but it stops just short of any bitterness and instead mellows out into a smooth, almost creamy feel.. Overall I wasn't sure what to expect from this beer and its a good thing I didn't try to guess. Its a one of a kind beer, and its definitely worth buying again. (90/100)

CTbrew32, Apr 20, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Into a tulip from a can.

L - Lovely cloudy light amber yellow with an initial 2 finger head that dissipates to 1 and hangs around quite nicely and finally dissipates into a foam with great lacing.

S - Nice bready and banana yeasty belgian beer smell. Moderate sweetness.

T - Taste follows the nose. A mild sweet banana bread taste. Really like it. Reminds me of Deschutes Conflux No. 2 which is a good thing. I really enjoy Belgian PA/IPAs that taste like this.

M - Little bit of a light thin mouthfeel, but it kind of goes with the style. Nice tingly finish.

O - Very good light belgian style ale. If I lived in Connecticut I'd drink it quite a bit.

Wolberjs, Mar 29, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can to a tulip glass

A- pours a deep hazy orange, with a 1 finger head and nice sticky lacing

S- lots of lemon peel up front, some orange peel, lemon-pepper, some clove, corriander, a touch of funk from the yeast

T- lemon, orange, some grain, spice, a touch of bubble gum, pepper, candied sugar, corriander, some banana. finishes sweet and dry

M- medium body, nice carbonated zing mid mouth, sweet and dry

O- awesome name, awesome can and tasty beer. lots of belgian yeast flavors swirling around. fruits spice and sugar, very well crafted.

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4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden tan and slightly hazy with an initially large white/off-white head that dissipates to a thin layer and lacing around the glass.

S: Scents of grains, sweet yeast and banana like flavors dominate the aroma.

T: The beer fulfills all of the promises that its aroma makes; light grainy flavors with hits of yeast and banana flavors. This all with the slightest hint of hops to balance the brew.

M: Smooth on the palette with a hit of carbonation and a clean aftertaste help to make this brew drinkable and refreshing.

O: Definitely something I will come back to again in the future.

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668 Neighbor Of The Beast from New England Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 703 ratings.