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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 4.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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"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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (4418) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2012
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Bottle: The aroma consists of citrus, floral notes, lemon/lemon peel, and a touch of white wine. It pours a hazy dull orange with a moderate orange tinged white head that leaves some spotty webbing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with light-moderate orange and a touch of sweet tarts. The finish has light lemon, floral,a hint of white wine, and faint vanilla.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6331) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Pours amber with a lingering white head. Smells of oak, residual sugar, some dry malty character, peppery. Tastes dry with some oaky elements, some funky splashes, floral, some citrus notes and a slight peppery finish. Enjoyable.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blklab2007 (1882) - Connecticut, USA - APR 8, 2012
UPDATED: APR 11, 2012 Bottle poured a golden amber in color with a one finger white head that had great retention for a barrel aged beer. Aroma has Chardonnay, oak, Belgian yeast, brett, lemon, and grassy hops. This has such a big barrel influence and is such a great addition to the base beer. Mouth feel is medium and it has medium high carbonation! They finally have nailed the carbonation in a barrel aged beer! Flavor has loads of Chardonnay barrel, brett, Belgian yeast, grass, plenty of malt from the base beer, and a bit of heat on the back end. Wow! The base golden beer totally goes with the barrel treatment. I appreciate the fruit and grapes and did I say the barrel treatment kicks it up a big notch! Holy cow these guys have totally pulled off a beer to compete with the big boys!

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davey101 (618) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 29, 2012
500 ml bottle into a tulip glass at 45 degrees. A - Dark amber opaque body with a massive fluffy white head that sticks around for a long time. Giving the glass a swirl creates clumps of thick suds and generates another massive head. Great level of lacing and retention. Looks very similar to the standard 668 but with much better head retention. Bottom the bottle shows a layer of sediment/yeast. S - Starts off with some standard BSPA notes. Biscuity malts, earthy grass, lemons and a nice spicy Belgian yeast. This leads into a pleasant brett funk with a fantastic oak barrel finish. Some grape and wine elements are present.The finish is spicy and floral. T - Biscuity malts, some lemon grass and coriander, and a funky brett finish. There is some subtle apricot and peach notes as well as sour green grapes. The finish is slightly oaky and smooth. This has a great balance between sweet fruit and spicy earthiness. Super complex yet restrained. This is a delicious beer with several layers that is also quite quaffable. The alcohol does make a bit of an appearance as it warms up but it doesn’t really interfere. Not sure what the alcohol level is but with the standard beer being 9% I would imagine this is just a hair higher. M - Super creamy and smooth. Medium bodied with the perfect level of carbonation. Bottle conditioning does wonders on this beer. O - The best beer NEBCO has made thus far IMO. 668 is a fantastic Belgian pale ale to start with. Aging it in Chardonnay barrels for almost a year and adding some brett has turned it into an absolutely amazing wild ale. Only 300 bottles were produced and its a brewery only release at $10 a bottle. If you have a chance to try it I highly recommend it.


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