668 Chardonneighbor Of The Beast | New England Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States | website

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our infamous 668 Belgian Strong Golden Ale was aged in Chardonnay barrels with a touch of Brettanomyces to bring you this limited run bottle. Goat Lord Approved! One of only three hundred bottles.

Added by davey101 on 03-29-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
79
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
9.45%
 
 
Wants:
160
Gots:
21
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 79
Reviews by tobelerone:
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer, thanks Knifestyles! Hazy, deep orange colored body with a huge fluffy white head. Retention and lace are both excellent. Nose is packed with oaky chardonnay notes as well as yeasty spice esters and some light fruitiness. Some musty brett aromas. Hints of booze.

If you like Chardonnay this is the beer for you; it’s very much a hybrid that falls between the worlds of wine and beer; tremendous oaky, vinous white grape presence on top of a slightly sweet Belgian style yeast and candi sugared beer; tart and funky, fruity with grape, green apple, and apricots, and some nice brett making an appearance and lending a bit of mustiness and hay/horse blanket characteristics.

Crisp body with lively carbonation that seems just about perfect for this style; medium bodied, refreshing, but hits you hard at this ABV. Fascinating to try side by side with the standard 668 as well. You taste the base beer underneath but this is dominated by wine and oak characteristics. Really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of braugon
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 - #?/446

A - Amber, cloudy-copper, with a small creamy-white head

S - Apples, grapes, phenol, vanilla, oak, sour

T - Grapes, lemongrass, oak. Tastes like you would expect a 668 aged in oak wine barrels to taste, which hopefully makes sense if you've had regular 668. Has a nice, boozy, slightly sour aftertaste

O - Another winner! Although I'm biased at this point, I still think it'd be hard to find someone who outright wouldn't like this offering.

Looking forward to the cellar with the others.

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.2/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jimmy82063
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been waiting for this...all hail the Goat Lord!

A) Pour reveals a nice golden hue, head quickly dissipates.

S) Probably one of the best I have had relative to the smell. Chardonnay really pops.

T) Not at all like the base beer, the phenols have muted and what you have is a nice wine forward taste. There is a lot of oak and vanilla with just a nice finish of pepper.

M) Very tart...I like!

O) I agree with the first reviewer...their best beer!

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.1/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.59/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a tulip snifter. the cap pops open and would have gushed a little if I wasnt paying attention. Poured into my glass the beer is a hazy copper to gold hue with several large sediment chunks riding the waterfall into my glass.
A large billowy bleached white head foams up 4 cm and fades very slowly leaving mostly tightly packed lattice on my glass. The head in my glass is receding very slowly yet is still slowly rising to the mouth of the bottle. Occasional additional pours are necessary to keep up with the rising foam.
Aroma is funky, musty blanket, some spicy notes and a bit of dry oak are prevalent. I also get a bit of slightly sweet fruitiness, grapes maybe?
First sip reveals an average body with tingly yet not overpowering carbonation. Texture is smooth and makes the beer easy to drink.
Flavor is some grainy and biscuit malt that moves quickly to some white grape fruitiness and funky musty notes from the Brett. Maybe a bit of oak on the finish but also a bit of bitterness possibly from booze? Otherwise no heat to indicate that this is a high ABV brew.
Finish is very dry and makes me thirsty for the next sip.
Very complex and tasty brew that sneaks up on me by the end of the bottle. Good funky beer that isnt just a mashup of flavors, definitely has start, middle, finish stages.
Quite nice brew from guys at NEBCO!

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668 Chardonneighbor Of The Beast from New England Brewing Co.
4.34 out of 5 based on 79 ratings.
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