668 Neighbor Of The Beast
New England Brewing Co.

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Style:
Strong Ale - Belgian Pale
Ranked #38
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
89
Ranked #9,320
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 10.08%
Reviews:
226
Ratings:
923
From:
New England Brewing Co.
 
Connecticut, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  102
Gots
  183
SCORE
89
Very Good
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rossracing from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 11, 2015
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Lembeh from New York

4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful white fluffy head sitting on top of a golden orange unfiltered body. The aroma is of a belgian farm house. Not the beer an actual barn in the wallonian countryside. Hay, wheat and slight sour notes on the nose. The taste follows the same yeast and a dry finish. Very good beer this. Would love to drink some of these all year.

May 11, 2016
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Moneypenny from Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So I scored this higher on looks alone, and gave it bonus creds for having come out of a can. I'm late to the "tastes great out of a can" craze. Still an old dog can learn. This is my favorite beer out of NEBCO, probably because I'm not a big fan of the super hoppy monsters like Gandhi-Bot, though I can appreciate their rugged beauty. 668 is all floral elegance laced with citrus--almost an orange blossom or neroli aroma. The head bears up well under pressure (withstood several botched FB pic attempts). And the little guy on the can is so goshdarn cute, I'd sell him my soul any day.

Jun 11, 2015
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tr4nc3d from Kansas

3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1 pint can poured into my Duvel Tulip

Appearance was that of a deep golden/light orange mix. Pour produced a one and a half inch white fizzy head. Average head retention with noticeable amounts of lacing left sticking to the sides of my glass.

Citrus aroma of lemon and orange coriander. Detectable noble hops that add a floral and slight herbal aroma. Pale malt with straw hay and yeast.

Taste upfront is slightly bitter with a lemon and orange citrus flavor. Spices come rushing in during the middle with cloves and pepper. Finishes off with a barley and yeast flavor.

Mouthfeel is full bodied with high carbonation. Peppery spicy aftertaste.

Pretty good beer that I would recommend for others to try.

Nov 05, 2010
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Los1324 from New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Dec 22, 2013
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hockeypuck from Maine

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 15, 2015
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MrMustard2012 from Rhode Island

4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Apr 10, 2016
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mattmarka1 from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Jan 15, 2014
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greybeardloon from Rhode Island

3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

no evident date

A: The head is surprisingly short-lived, and lacing is minimal.

S: Powerful phenols. Lots of clove spiciness and banana and a touch of black pepper. That's about all I get on the nose, but what there is is pretty strong.

T: More yeast by products. Cloves and sweet banana bread. Hop bitterness and white pepper come through on the finish. A white sugar sweetness comes through as the glass empties.

M: Fairly full, with surprisingly light carbonation.

O: This is a tasty beer, but it gets sort of heavy and cloying after a while. I don't find myself wanting a second. That said, it's remarkably drinkable for the abv.

Apr 14, 2012
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JamesStreet from Louisiana

3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Apr 05, 2015
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windhom2000 from Connecticut

4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Apr 17, 2016
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ms11781 from Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Jul 06, 2012
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muskiesman from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Sep 08, 2014
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Jas45678 from Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Jan 11, 2014
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JLK7299 from North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jun 25, 2016
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muttyd from Alabama

3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nothing like craft beer in a tallboy can. Love it.

A - Golden yellow/amber with a thick fluffy white head. Cloudy & hazy with great lacing.

S - Clove, bananas, Belgian yeast, and other estery aromas one would expect with this style. Absolutely no alcohol in the aroma. Hints of Belgian hops, but any hop aroma takes a backseat to the Belgian strong ale aromas.

T - Follows the nose as expected. Very matly & spicy. Delicious!

M - Bubbly, creamy, and medium bodied. Sticky and sweet in the finish. Slight alcoholic warming.

D - I just can't seem to put this one down. I'm just happy it comes in a 4-pack.

Jun 27, 2010
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paresis from Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%

Oct 22, 2014
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twizzard from New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

May 11, 2014
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Ross_Marshall from Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 18, 2016
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ILikeGoodCider from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Aug 09, 2014
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LambicKing from Germany

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Jul 09, 2013
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Chegui from Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Oct 24, 2013
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msteves99 from Massachusetts

3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aug 07, 2016
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DNICE555 from Connecticut

3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at ELi's with Haogie and The Larse. Had this one while a girl wearing a BEBE shirt blew my mind. Strong yeasty boozy taste and flavor that mellows towards the finish. Not the most balanced but a pretty easy drinking belgian strong ale for 9 percent. My thought on this beer are clouded by the images of a goddess.

Sep 14, 2010
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sgulner from Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

True to what the style is, yet lacking any huge oommpphh that NEBCO is known for. Good, but not seekable.

Dec 29, 2014
668 Neighbor Of The Beast from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 923 ratings