668 Neighbor Of The Beast | New England Brewing Co.

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911 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
Ratings:
911
Reviews:
224
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
10.1%
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
177
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 911 |  Reviews: 224
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3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Gifted by BostonRyan, 12 oz can poured into a HF stemware.

A: hazy orange amber. 1 finger off white head of average retention and lacing.

S: Belgian malts, tangerine, and citrus.

t: odd tasting. malty but a little skunky. a little citrus tasting but not the greatest. hides the alcohol well though.

M: smooth and medium bodied with good carbonation.

O: Average Belgian, nothing too special, nice to see the style in a can though

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of jvillefan
3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The body of the beer is a golden hazy yellow with a pure white three finger head.

S: There is a breads and tropical fruit aroma with the subtle smell of wheat.

T: There is a sharp malt flavor with strong banana esters, wheat and bubble gum. There is a spiciness from the Belgian yeast present as well.

M: Thick and silky body but the beer is very under carbonated.

O: Good not great beer. I would probably not choose it again.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a recently distributed NEBCO can in WNY...let the beer warm for 20-30 mins before writing this review

The beer pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a thin, sticky white head. The nose presents a bouquet of booze-infused honey, floral hops, and fruity yeast esters. It definitely establishes that it's a BSPA in the nose. The taste works in a complex melange of yeast fruits, honey sweetness, and grains followed by a slightly bitter, semi-dry white grape aftertaste. The mouthfeel is very approachable and drinkable for being a 9% beast and leaves a lot of traditional elements present (compared to a Duvel for instance). I'm excited for such a delicious canned beer available in WNY/CNY and recommend a brief warming period followed by some smooth jazz and reasonably paced sippage.

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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%

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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%

Photo of mnrider
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. Can, no freshness date.

A: Pours a lazy hazy light amber. Large white head that settles down
to a thin layer with pretty nice lacing.

S: Fresh!, crisp, light, yeast/wheat, sugar and hops. Flavorful aroma.

T/M: Spicy, light and crisp. Like the smell, fresh yeast and wheat. Good
hop presence leads to solid grain and malt flavors. Has a slight sour taste
in the background. Light bodied with a crisp finish and a linger of yeast.
As it warms the high alcohol % comes out and is warming.

O: A surprisingly great Belgian strong. Easy to drink with a nice taste and feel.
Another strong offering from New England Brewing Co. Worth a try, especially
if you like the Style.

Cheers!!

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668 Neighbor Of The Beast from New England Brewing Co.
3.96 out of 5 based on 911 ratings.
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