668 Neighbor Of The Beast | New England Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
newenglandbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by CHADMC3 on 05-29-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
909
Reviews:
224
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
10.1%
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
175
For Trade:
5
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Photo of DanGeo
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GregSemenza
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurzman
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of h4ger
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

L - Hazy golden yellow with two fingers of frothy white head

S - Banana, Belgian yeast, and spices

T - Sweet banana and peach, black pepper, doughy malts, some funk, coriander.

F - Full-bodied, but not syrupy or thick. Minor warming, but easy to look past.

O - Good example of the style. Can easily hang with others directly from Belgium.

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mickyge
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GrizzlyRogers
4.63/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jcflorian
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of msteves99
3.62/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can of 668 Belgian Style Ale sampled july, 2016. Poured into a La Choulette goblet.

Fine long-lasting head with nice lacing later. Aroma is assertively sharp true to style. The amber brew was definitely cloudy.

Flavor reminds me of a past trip to Paris, where the Belgian Leffe and Grimbergen ales were on draft everywhere. True to style.

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3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$ 10.20 (Including tax)/four pack ($ 0.213/oz) at Max Wine & Spirits, Danbury, CT
Undated can at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma of yeast phenolics, weak
Head large (Maximum 4.8 cm, aggressive pour), off white, creamy with rocks, diminishing to thick, creamy ring and layer
Lacing poor – rare arc of tiny to large bubbles
Body – yellow, hazy, some very tiny sediment
Flavor – bitter from hops which decreases as the beer warms although the hops flavor hangs on. No alcohol, no malt, no diacetyl.
Palate light to medium, watery approaching syrupy, lively carbonation

A well-made take on a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. However, not my favorite style.

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4, Overall 4

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Photo of JLK7299
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AngryPenguinBrewCo
4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edouble0015
3.21/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blancaster
4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I still don't know how people go ape s#!% for gbot and not for this. To me this beer hours all three parts of the palette with an intimidating balance. The front a green bitterness wages to the mid palate creamy, champagne like bubbles (pearlage), and a nice long finish defined by quality goods and cultures... My favorite beer from NEBCO because of its balance alone... Highly underrated..

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668 Neighbor Of The Beast from New England Brewing Co.
3.96 out of 5 based on 909 ratings.
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