668 Neighbor Of The Beast - New England Brewing Co.
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4.09/5 rDev +2.8%
Four-finger head that recedes in a lumpy fashion. It also leaves a decent dome. A bit cloudy with a dark, dirty gold color.
Grainy, raw barley smell. A bit of lemongrass. Some Belgian yeast nose as well.
Classic pale Belgian flavors: Some very pale malt, a good dollop of hop bitterness, the aforementioned yeast and a solid alcohol warmth, particularly in the swallow. Well-balanced. The body is as I would expect; the carbonation slightly above average.
06-28-2014 17:35:24 | More by smcolw
3.99/5 rDev +0.3%
Poured from a growler into 668 tulip glass. Pale, hazy, golden-blonde in colour.
Smells of spices and yeast, with some wheat balanced by the slightest scent of sweet lemon/citrus.
Lots of citrusy sweet hops up front taste only the slightest bit bitter, as it transitions through light wheat malts to light spices and plenty of yeasty must on the finish; Which disguises the higher ABV very well -- this is very drinkable and tastes/feels light. It will sneak up on you.
The mouthfeel is lighter but close to the thicker side of things, and is somewhat oily.
Overall, this is a pretty great beer. I'm not particularly fond of the yeast profile, but it tastes good and goes down smooth.
06-18-2014 23:40:57 | More by Ian_B
3.76/5 rDev -5.5%
Appearance - hazy gold body with white head
Smell - citrus - lemon, lime
Taste - lemon, lime, ginger, lemongrass, yeast
Mouthfeel - medium body, medium carbonation, citrus upfront, a tad sour/bitter in the finish
Overall - nice Stateside version of A Belgian ale. Worth a try
Price Point - $5.99/4pk 12 oz cans
06-15-2014 19:23:48 | More by keithmurray
3.76/5 rDev -5.5%
Can poured into a Jester King goblet.
A: Pours a hazy gold with over two fingers of beautiful head that leaves a beautiful lacing once it fades.
S: Typical belgian yeast smell, some banana notes, some lemon, some pepper.
T: Very grainy and grassy, some nice lemon and spice flavors that intermingle with a solid, biscuity malt backbone.
M: Lighter in body with a really nice, prickly carbonation. Very smooth and refreshing.
O: A very good pale belgian. Not my first choice in style, but I do like this very much. It's also much better than a certain other Maiden-nodding beer that shall remain nameless.
06-13-2014 00:43:14 | More by Halfbrother83
668 Neighbor Of The Beast from New England Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 672 ratings.