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668 Chardonneighbor Of The Beast - New England Brewing Co.

668 Chardonneighbor Of The Beast668 Chardonneighbor Of The Beast

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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.31%


Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our infamous 668 Belgian Strong Golden Ale was aged in Chardonnay barrels with a touch of Brettanomyces to bring you this limited run bottle. Goat Lord Approved! One of only three hundred bottles.

(Beer added by: davey101 on 03-29-2012)
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Sean9689

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-15-2013 19:48:11 | More by Sean9689
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Guzzle_McBrew

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-04-2014 15:04:25 | More by Guzzle_McBrew
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HugeBulge

New York

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

04-04-2014 05:03:25 | More by HugeBulge
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wesley14

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-10-2014 19:56:31 | More by wesley14
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Duff27

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- thin fizzy head that goes away quickly to a collar, some clumpy lacing sticks.

S- fresh, spritzy, fruity champagney.

T- mangoes and other tropical fruits. Champagne qualities.

M- mouthfeel is on the thicker side for a sour. Low but creamy carbonation.

D/O- different, and sometimes that's all you can ask for. Would recommend for crossover wine and beer people. Thanks for the trade woosterbill!

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 17:33:48 | More by Duff27
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egrace84

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

02-15-2014 01:54:19 | More by egrace84
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.96/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

thanks to duff27 for the share!

375ml bottle; poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: yellow bodied beer with no head.

Smell: heavy white wine barrel and tropical fruits. Simple, but nice aroma.

Taste: Mild tartness. White wine. Peaches and pears. Nice dose of oakiness.

Mouthfeel: light body with low carbonation levels. Almost flat. Slightly syrupy.

Overall: This is a good beer, but carbonation would really make this a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 06:30:01 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

02-08-2014 14:48:40 | More by DerekMorgan
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ThreeFishes

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-28-2014 04:18:03 | More by ThreeFishes
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zrab11

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -3%

01-20-2014 21:46:15 | More by zrab11
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dubdrop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-05-2014 19:28:50 | More by dubdrop
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DNICE555

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

01-05-2014 05:55:37 | More by DNICE555
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

10-12-2013 19:54:46 | More by mrebeka
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Pete27lax

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

09-12-2013 13:30:53 | More by Pete27lax
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 375ml bottle into an Allagash Coolship tumbler. Bottle number 360 of 446. Batch 2.

Appearance- Hazy gold with one finger white head that sticks around for a while. Nice lacing remains.

Smell- Heavy brett, but through it, I can still smell the 668 base. Sweet caramel and muted hops remain, but Brett is predominant. Lemon and chardonnay grape also abound.

Taste- Buttery vanilla oakieness (assuming from the chardonnay barrel), light lemons, green grapes, peaches. Fruit forward, but that buttery vanilla is outstanding. No booze either. Not sour, but incredibly lightly tart. Brett dryness and funk.

Mouthfeel- Light carbonation and light body. Dry with no pucker.

Overall- I'm glad this beer lives up to my expectations I had for it, because it's one I've wanted to try for a while. I still have 2 bottles and damn right I'll be aging this one to really bring out that brett!

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 17:48:38 | More by Seanniek91
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gueuzegossage

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-22-2013 16:35:18 | More by gueuzegossage
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

08-22-2013 05:16:14 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -8.7%

08-22-2013 04:33:45 | More by largadeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

08-22-2013 04:30:39 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -3%

08-18-2013 01:23:25 | More by DrunkinYogi
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nootch23

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3%

08-11-2013 21:07:39 | More by nootch23
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500ml batch 1 bottle "one of only 300 bottles" indication on the side. Poured into a 668 cervoise, the brew appears a perfectly clear golden orange color with 3 fingers of fluffy white head that slowly fades leaving a full wall of patchy lace. Rising bubbles of carbonation maintain more than a finger of head throughout the entire duration.

The aroma is very vinous. Huge chardonney character right down to the booze aspect. Some hints of spicy raw oak are also present. As more whiffs are taken into the nose a mild brett inclusion is noticed with almost a lactic sort of yogurt appeal and it's own layer of tropical fruit aspects. The base brew 668 is impressively transformed and seemingly nothing like this new creation.

The flavor is boozy with flavors of chardonney seemingly so aggressive that it is almost to a fault. Under the boozy vinous notes is some raw oak character that is mildly spicy almost like incense or cedar. More sips reveal a mild earthen aspect and mild belgian yeasty spice like clove and banana which is the first real suggestion of this beer being 668 as the base.

This is a medium bodied brew that is modest to effervescently carbonated. It is quite boozy and bold with the barrel character. Having not been the biggest fan of the base beer, I am going to say this is a bit of an improvement but there is some area for even more improvement. By all regards Nebco is really coming into their own and making some standup stuff. Wish I had access to the goods a little more easily.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 15:16:46 | More by stakem
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marine1975

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -8.7%

07-21-2013 20:30:20 | More by marine1975
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Photekut

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-21-2013 15:57:59 | More by Photekut
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-05-2013 14:42:19 | More by Atomicskis5
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668 Chardonneighbor Of The Beast from New England Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.