668 Neighbor Of The Beast | New England Brewing Co.

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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:
176
For Trade:
5
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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

64oz growler poured into a Duvel Tulip.
Growler purchased directly from NEBCO on 4/21/11, consumed Easter Sunday 4/24/11. Split with a cousin.

A-> Pours a wonderful hazy pale golden color with an unfiltered/Belgian look that yielded a beefy 3 finger head at first but other pours obviously yielded smaller heads. Some wonderful clingy lace with good head retention. Fantastic nucleation running up the sides of my tulip. A spectacle for sure.

S-> Smells of Belgian yeast first and foremost. Banana, clove, yeast, some coriander and some faint other spices that are hard to place. Also getting some lemon and citrus zest.

T-> My Gawd, I could weep...This is what I dream about my perfect Belgian brew tasting like. Fantastic Belgian flavors that are on point with the nose with the perfect amount of bitterness and carbonation. Very sweet candied fruitiness but nothing too strong or anything like a malt-forward brew, just light, pleasant candied sugar sweetness that refreshes the palate with each swig. Definitely get some of the caramelized sugar others have mentioned. Really spectacularly complex yet elegantly simple @ the same time...

M-> Ideal. Perfect amount of carbonation that sings in utter harmony with a mild, refreshing bitterness. Can't really say it much better than that...Medium bodied and smooth as eggs...delightful.

O-> Wow. Really impressed by this. First time having this beer and NEBCO knocked it outta the park with this one. There are usually so many varied complaints about American-brewed Belgian-style beers whether it be yeast or hop profile yet this one is guilty in neither avenue. Exceptionally balanced, unbelievably impressive, and all around delightfully tasty and enjoyable. Cheers to your New England Brewing! Keep up the good work....The 275+ mile round-trip excursion is worth it every time....

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

12 oz. can poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a hazy light orange with lots of carbonation and a big white head that retains well. Lots of lacing as it goes down.

Aroma: I sense some banana and spices in the nose. Also some somewhat white wine-like character.

Taste: Wow, this is a pretty terrific beer. Those banana and grape notes are there, and there's some very appealing spiciness on the finish. A little bit of appealing sweetness, I'm guessing from the sugar teased in the ad copy.

Mouthfeel: Nice depth. Alcohol is pretty well concealed. Pleasant to drink.

Overall: Terrific pale ale. Cool concept and can design, too. Very impressed with NEBCO's work here.

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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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