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New England 668 Chardonneighbor Of The Beast

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 4.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bellco33 (481) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Poured from bottle on Friendsgiving: Pours straw / golden with a decent head. Aroma of buttery oak, light banana, and spices. Taste is lightly tart with more of the same flavors as the aroma, but mildly sweet and a lot of wine barrel flavor. Much better than the base beer, which is already a great white.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reynolds314 (2833) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Delicious stuff. I think they lie that it is 10% because I dont get an ounce of booze in this. Aroma is heavy white wine and oak barrel with lactic tartness, light clove type spicyness. Taste is lightly sweet and moderately tart with more chardonnay and oak which drys out the finish. NEBCO kills it per usual.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (4625) - Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Thanks to Jkwood, Thanks man! wow, killed it. This is a strong tartness but still a player in al lthe otehr flavors in there. Floral, yeasty, a little barnyard, grapes, pastries, fruity. and on and on

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle with butler. Pours hazy yellow. Bottle gushed a little. Aroma is lemons grassy. Flavor is woody. Dry. Tastes like Chardonnay Nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2014
2013 Vintage, Bottle #75/446
Tasted on 7/18/14 from a capped 375mL bottle sent to me as an awesome extra in a trade. Pours cloudy, muted orange with a thick, rocky white head that slowly recedes to average, messy and rocky lace. The nose is full of funky and spicy brett with plenty of fruity Chardonnay, a touch of the malolactic butter that comes along with Chardonnay, and plenty of vanilla oak and orange blossom honey. The flavor is not quite as funky, with more spicy yeast, the same lightly oaked Chardonnnay, plenty fruity, and some orange blossom. The body is medium with average carbonation, a bit of tannin, and a long funky and spicy oaky Chardonnay finish. This beer is very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrewFace (947) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle share from Homer321. Pours a lightly hazy orange color, lightly effervescent. Tart, sour, fruity, almost like a pineapple character aroma. Tart, bretty, light citrusy, nice and refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2744) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy, hazy dark gold. Minimal head. Nose full if Brett and nice and fruity. Taste is slightly tart and not nearly as sour as expected by the nose. Very enjoyable. Not mouth puckering. Very enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5573) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Hazy golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of Chardonnay, buttery wood, spices, wild yeast and citrus. Taste of citrus, light spices, vanilla, Brett, and a drier, Chardonnay finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2892) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Pours thick golden with a vague orange hue. Aroma brings sweet candi Brett and pure Chardonnay grapes like wine. Flavor brings juicy Chardonnay grape wine flavors without too dry of an ending. Body is full and delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe (3116) - Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2013
UPDATED: APR 8, 2014 Bottle: 268/446, batch 2. Translucent, burnt gold with a small white head that reduces to a ring instantly. Aroma is great; tart lemons, zesty lacto, vinous oak, some nice white wine, mellow funk, wet hay and some damp wood. Aroma gets the glands pumping. Taste is very nice; lemons, a touch of acidity and lacto bacteria, some nice tartness, mild vinous notes, a hint of wine-like alcoholic warmth. Oaky finish with a bite of tartness; dry, lingering with a bit of cotton and hay funk. This stuff is seriously great.


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