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668 Neighbor Of The Beast | New England Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by CHADMC3 on 05-29-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,942
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 n2185
3.36/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear golden yellow with two fingers of white head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: Spices with sweet candy sugar and light fruits like pears and white grapes up front. Faint bread notes toward the finish.

T: Spices here as well with candy sugar, bubblegum, fruits, and a hearty yeast and bread finish that is lightly bitter with some alcohol presence.

M: Medium-light body with lowish carbonation, this beer avoids being too thick and sticky, but is still undercarbonated.

O: A solid BSPA overall. It's a little lacking in depth and needs to be more carbonated, but still is enjoyable.

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Photo of ProudBeerSnob
3.36/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from can into my Unibroue tulip.cloudy straw color with requisite thick airy head. Not much on the nose. Some light stone fruit, a bit of funk, but nothing sharp.
Taste is slow to develop. Seems bland at first, but that sharp hit comes later.

This is a good beer, but I'll take a Duvel or Matilda anyway.

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Photo of surprenant1138
3.36/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16oz can into snifter. Appearance is of a hazy dark orange with about 3/4in slowly fading light tan head. Excellent thick lacing. Aroma is of yeast, some pine and light citrus. Mouthfeel is light, with a slightly stining carbonation. Taste is very yeasty, of orange peels, some nuttiness? and more bread/yeast. I am not a fan of belgian style beers, but this is not bad. It is slightly refreshing anyway.

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Photo of humuloner22
3.4/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received this as an extra on a trade a while back. I don't know if it might have been lingering too long in my fridge but it seems a little less than I would expected. Poured in glass from a can.

Appearance: Lots of white fluffy head that remains for a while throughout the pour. Color is golden hazy yellow with a slight bronze note.

Aroma: Mild Belgian yeast aromas, some candied fruits and clove like spices, reminds me of a tripel in a way.

Taste: Same type of flavor notes appear in the flavors, but does have a more dominant spice note in the flavor. Kind of sweet but has a clean finish.

Overall: I am not a huge fan of this style in general but some of the original styles from Belgium have surprised me. This is not one of those though. Sometimes American brewers can do magical things with Belgian styles and other fall short, this one to me falls on the short side. Its not a bad beer but certainly not one I would go after again, when there are so many amazing offerings out there these days.

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Photo of beertunes
3.42/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to ChadMc3 for this one. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a hazy bright yellow color with just a thin cap of white head that had good retention and very light lacing.

The aroma was pretty much average for the style, nice base grains, a noticeable spicy yeast scent, and perhaps a bit more alcohol than is usual. The same grain, spice, yeast and alcohol were also solid on the tongue, but the alcohol lingered and had a definite strong personality.

The body was also average, smooth and even, but, again, the alcohol hung around a bit too much. Except for the alcohol, drinkability was very good, the beer went down easily and I could have had a couple with no complaints. Overall, a pretty typical example of the style, certainly worth a shot if you see it.

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Photo of camil1mj
3.45/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Received as an extra in a trade thanks to Knifestyles!

Poured at a moderately cold temperature into my Founder's snifter.

A: Pours a very nice orange. 2 finger, white foamy head that recedes to leave intermediate lacing.

S: Citrusy hopes with a slight sour twang.

T: Immediate acidic fruitiness followed up by a slight hoppiness.

M: Light and refreshing. Slightly more than medium carbonation.

O: Good beer for a nice warm day. Would not turn down if I was presented the chance to drink this again. The name and label art are great!

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Photo of abrand
3.45/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can poured into tulip

Pours an orangish color with a nice cloudy head that never leaves. Aromas of grains, spices, and subtle hops hit the nose. Not a very strong smelling beer but nice. Somewhat sweet on the nose. Taste is full of sugar with plenty of fruits. Bread doughs and hop backbone round out the palate. Mouthfeel is somewhat dry but thin. Overall this is a sessionable brew. Nothing outstanding but nice.

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Photo of Uconnelmo
3.46/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kwm5067
3.49/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of jefftuck47
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Klorn
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of apasternak
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of BuckTuckian
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of ArtZan
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Dhamma73
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of civicm87
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of danwho
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of erosier
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: Pours a yellow orange color with a large and thick off white colored head that fades slowly and laces the glass a lot on the way down.
S: Smells of sweet roasted malts, then big strong alcohol, slight citrus, yeast aromas, and then a touch of hops at the end of it.
T: Tastes of sweet roasted malts, then a big complex yeast flavor blend that is slightly fruity (mainly citrus flavors) with a touch of hops at the end. There is a lot of alcohol present in this one.
M: Hot feeling, perfect amount of carbonation.
D: OK drinkability - it has a lot of alcohol and you can taste and feel lit which lowers its score, but being at 9% is pretty high and it's an interesting beer with a funny label.

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Photo of ThrashMaster
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of frankthetank86
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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