668 Neighbor Of The Beast | New England Brewing Co.

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3.96/5
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915 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

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Added by CHADMC3 on 05-29-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,458
Reviews:
224
Ratings:
915
pDev:
10.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Trade:
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a HF sherry glass. Enjoyed during a 90+ heat wave, served at refrigerator temperature.

A- Pours a translucent golden that's a little bit on the darker side, nice consistent carbonation with a decent amount of carbonation bubbles rising to the top of the glass. After pouring about a finger and half of white foamy head appears on the top of the glass that has decent retention and slowly fades to a thin layer coating the glass in thin lacing.

S- Aromas of estery candied fruits that include lemons, oranges, bananas, balanced pilsner malts, decent aroma strength. The aroma is fairly pleasant and decently balanced but the fruitiness is a bit too much on the candied/estery side for me.

T- Again with the candied/estery fruits of oranges, lemons, bananas finishes with a nice crisp pilsner malt finish balanced with subtle hops that linger with the candied fruits on the palate. Interesting tastes the blend nicely together, but again a little bit too much of the candied fruit presence going on.

M- Crisp, medium bodied, a tad bit syrupy, but overall fairly easy drinking.

O- This was a decent strong Belgian style ale, however there are plenty of others that I would prefer drinking this to. It was a nice crisp, refreshing beer to drink on a hot summer July day but it definitely wasn't anything that blew my mind away. If you like the style I'd definitely recommend trying it, but it isn't something that I would necessarily seek out.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can - golden color with a nice head. Very good lacing down the glass. Went down rather easily for a Belgian strong. Almost too easy. Good buttery mouthfeel and just the right amount of spiciness. Wish that I was able to get this more often - but then again, I might be in trouble if that was the case! Simply fantastic - a definite must try if you haven't yet!

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Starts off a clear golden amber, but the middle is as though someone threw a hunk of orange-colored yeast into the drink. Beautiful; hazy and thick in the center, bright and gold on the edges. A two-finger pure white head that hung around for quite a while, and left lace lines down the glass.

S - You can tell it's sweet from the first waft. Sugar, candi, yeast, a hint of lemon or citrus. Very malty and mellow.

T - Such a sugary mouthfeel, it's like you're drinking candy. Some mild citrus is easily overpowered by the Belgian candi sugar and yeast. It tastes like a less hoppy Tripel. Most surprisingly, I detected a bitter aftertaste of chocolate (or something very similar) as it warmed. Unexpected (and perhaps an aberration) and lovely.

M - Super thick, coats the entire mouth. Carbonation gives the slightest initial tingle, but neither that nor the alcohol prevents you from letting it linger in your mouth. Rather dry finish.

O - This reminds me of a modern Duvel. The aroma is almost identical, just a little less sharp. Absolutely tastes like something that should come from a dusty Trappist bottle, not a can from Connecticut.

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668 Neighbor Of The Beast from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 915 ratings