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668 Neighbor Of The Beast | New England Brewing Co.

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3.96/5
Very Good
913 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#4,943
Reviews:
224
Ratings:
913
pDev:
10.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
101
Gots:
179
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 913 |  Reviews: 224
Photo of dogfishandi
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can at fridge temp poured into a tulip. No freshness info.

Pours out a light cloudy golden color, about one finger of white head with some very nice retention and sticky lacing.

Warming, sweet candied grain, Belgian yeast, bubblegum.

Classic Belgian strong pale, bubblegum, sweet sugary grain, light Belgian yeast phenols, grassy hops, just a slight tingle that let's you know the ABV.

Medium bodied, goes down smooth and easy.

A pretty spot on example of the style. This beer out of a wine barrel is probably something to behold.

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Photo of mverity
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can share at Proof courtesy of Masterson. Head!!! Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow with about half an inch of head just in a rocks glass. Head lasted extremely well. Great lacing. Thick white collar once the head did fade. Sweet grassy aroma with some clean earthy hops. Taste is similar with a touch of funk. Medium to high carbonation and medium body. Very enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

As a Connecticut resident I love New England Brewery. It's close by and I love to bring friends by to see the small, but ambitious location. The color is golden with a great foam. It's refreshing yet still has ample body to be drank alone. The hints of citrus on the end balance well with the wheaty taste in the beginning. We paired it with light Italian and were very happy with how well the beer paired. The price point on a four pack is pretty fair and the availability in stores inside CT is very nice. Everyone we turn on to this beer keeps coming back for more. While some beers tend to give either a love or hate reaction, this one is almost guaranteed to appease almost anyone's palate. On a side note, absolutely love the name and the artwork on the side of the can.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.41/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler from the brewery and opened after one day.
Poured a cloudy deep gold and a sticky spotty lace on the whole glass. Nose has a bit of tart citrus grapefruit and banana with a bit of toasted biscuit yeastiness. The taste is bold with an upfront hit of tart acidity that is then overwhelmed by a farmhouse earthiness. Mouthfeel is very carbonated and a medium thickness that finishes nice and dry

Overall one of my favorites in category and from nebco. Easily a must buy again

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

668 Neighbor Of The Beast from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 913 ratings
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