668 Neighbor Of The Beast | New England Brewing Co.

668 Neighbor Of The Beast668 Neighbor Of The Beast
BA SCORE
79.6%
Liked This Beer
3.96 w/ 913 ratings
668 Neighbor Of The Beast668 Neighbor Of The Beast
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by CHADMC3 on 05-29-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,635
Reviews:
224
Ratings:
913
Liked:
727
Avg:
3.96/5
pDev:
10.1%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
177
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 913 |  Reviews: 224
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Wolberjs
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of gabedivision
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
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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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of jmw4437
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
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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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of FLima
3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cool name. Nice golden color a bit cloudy with a one finger aired head with medium retention and leaving laces.
Slightly sour kind of Saison like aroma with hoppy pine notes, booze and pineapple with mint.
Flavor with lots of pineapples, biscuit malt, oranges, bubblegum, cinnamon, herbal hops, candied sugar, lemon, bananas, spices, just a bit of Belgian funky yeast, coriander and green apples.
Medium body with low carbonation. I was quite surprised when I checked the alcohol of 9% abv which is well masked being there mostly as a flavor note.
Decent Belgian Strong Pale Ale with good mouth complexity, though I found it too sweet with lower drinkability, but if you like the style, it is a good option.

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2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours reddish-orange, providing for a nice contrast to this grey day. White froth diminishes quickly.

Lemon, orange, orange peel, grain, yeast and taffy to the nose.

Tastes of more light, sour fruits, phenols, grain, sourdough, spice and sugar. Has a slightly metallic aftertaste.

Lighter side of medium in body. Smooth with a creamy middle.

Yep!

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

668 Neighbor Of The Beast from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 79.6% out of 100 with 913 ratings
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