668 Neighbor Of The Beast | New England Brewing Co.

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3.96/5
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914 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:
#5,064
Reviews:
224
Ratings:
914
pDev:
10.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
101
Gots:
179
Trade:
5
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 914 |  Reviews: 224
Photo of sjverla
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nose: Spicy and herabl. Black pepper, light berry notes. A little minty, but not cooling or mentholated. Nice and complex.

Appearance: Just a little hazy, solid gold color. Minimal head retention.

Taste: A little pepper at first, sweet and fruity. The flavor swells a bit before sliding into the semi-dry, herbal finish. Almost gets a little medicinal, but the astringency tapers off just in time.

Overall: Excellently nuanced. Subtle, but very flavorful. I'll miss this since NEBCO is leaving MA for now.

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Photo of Phillyz
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of zoober911
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of MCain04
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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Photo of CTJman
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of dcguitar
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of hoppymcgee
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Horbar
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of sachie23
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of aranton
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of hiphops24
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of bostonryan
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of sirsteve42
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of braugon
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of George1799
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of nyrblue2
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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Photo of BGsWo22
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of metalgdog
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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Photo of drhoof
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Juice-O
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of whatsgoody
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Pando
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

668 Neighbor Of The Beast from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 914 ratings
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