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Envie - Parish Brewing Company

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very good

16 Reviews
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Reviews: 16
Hads: 143
Avg: 3.84
pDev: 34.9%
Wants: 4
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Parish Brewing Company
Louisiana, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) | 5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: goochpunch on 04-05-2013

Parish Envie is brewed with loads of citrusy American hops to create an assertive, yet balanced American Pale Ale. We've used sweet caramel malts to mesh harmoniously with a dominant hop taste and aroma. Take a sip, embrace the hops, and repeat.

42 IBU
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Reviews: 16 | Hads: 143
Photo of senglish7
4.69/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The new recipe aka "Baby Ghost". The aroma on this one is phenomenal. Very piney almost dry smelling. The taste is fabulous as well. Slightly sweet but very dry mouth feel while still being smooth at the end. Not the pallet wrecker that Ghost is. I love this beer. Side note, this was harder for me to find than Ghost. Along with Commotion from Great Raft, Louisiana is putting out some fabulous pale ales.

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Photo of 11-52_4hops
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice floral and citrus nose. Citrus hop finish. Overall, a little lighter in mouth feel and taste than similar citrus APAs. Still, an extremely drinkable beer -- very nice balance and flavor.

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty basic APA here, but still very good. The nose was good, but not overly strong with fruity notes. Same thing goes for the taste. Very little bite from bitterness, which I actually prefer. The flavor was goods, but not super memorable. Very palatable and very little bitterness for an APA.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No label information. Envie American Pale Ale is brewed in the style of an American Pale Ale, available in 12 oz. bottled 6 packs and on year-round draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a smooth, foamy head of a pastel white color over a hazy amber body with ample speckled sediment and light, rapid carbonation. Retention is above average and lacing is light and patchy. 3.75

(Smell) Pale and grain malts with a moderate bitterness, pithy citrus hops, lemons and grapefruit. Potency is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) Pale, biscuit malts with a light graininess, moderate sweetness, light citrus hop profile with a moderate bitterness, fruit and herbal lemon flavor. Clean, highly drinkable and a nice balance of hop and malt character. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is clean, slick, lightly residual, medium dry. Carbonation is medium, generating a medium frothiness and a moderately crisp finish. Body is medium for the style, medium overall. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) I consider Envie an enjoyable American Pale Ale with a nicely flavored and balanced malt and hop profile, both angles are accessible and both enjoyable. Nothing here is innovative or groundbreaking or even experimental, but a well-built beer is worth occasionally sampling, provided it is distributed in your area. 3.75

Parish Brewing Company's
Envie American Pale Ale

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle. Re-rate Dec 2015. First try of the new revamped recipe of Envie. Pours clean gold with finger white head, great retention and some lace. Fresh citrus peel aroma, fruity orange. Taste is more citrus, orange and lemon, with just the right amount of pale malt to balance while letting the hops shine. The finish is soft citrusy bitterness with a little pine n grass. Medium mouthfeel, slick. Remake of this brew was huge improvement, my go-to local pale ale now. Great job!

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Photo of Gavage
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark orange in color with a 1" head that lasts a long time. Nice lace sticks to the glass.

Smell: caramel, some citrus, and hop aromas rise from the glass.

Taste: caramel, mild grapefruit and orange citrus, some pear, and a moderate hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp from start to finish.

Overall: a very easy to drink and enjoyable APA that is nicely refreshing.

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Photo of ilikebeer03
1.52/5  rDev -60.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

A: the color is nice - a lightly burnt orange. That is the only good thing in the appearance. The beer is insanely over carbonated. I suspect an infection. a gentle pour leaves me with about an inch of beer in my pint glass and the rest filled with foam.

S: decent. I get some nice fruity hops, but that is quickly followed with horse blanket. again, I suspect infection.

T: my guess is a brett infection - but definitely infected. I mostly get horse blanket and malt. some straw. just a touch of fruity hops.

M: terrible. all foam.

O: can't really say - obviously infected....should I even be rating this beer if its obviously infected? oh well. If I get to try it again, ill adjust the rating accordingly.

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Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4/5  rDev +4.2%

12oz brown bottle

Appearance: Pours a clear copper with 1 finger of head

Smell: Fruity, apples and some pine

Taste: Similar to the aroma with a balanced bitterness; the fruitiness lingers in the finish

Mouthfeel: Slightly thin

Overall: A nice pale ale that has a good amount of flavor to make it stand out.

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Photo of Crawfish61
4.55/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured 12oz bottle into ale glass. It pours a very beautiful copper color with a very nice head. Nicely hoppy with good citrus notes. Good bitterness. It has a good malt backbone with out being overly sweet. Very good aroma and excellent mouthfeel. This is my Favorite Louisiana beer. This is my go to beer.

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Photo of viking77
4.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding clean hop flavor without being too bitter. Piney fragrance, sharp pleasant taste. Copper color and moderate carbonation. Terrific beer to enjoy while watching the New Orleans Saints win their last game in the regular season. Good job Parish!

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Parish Envie has a medium-to-thick off white head, which rather quickly fades, a hazy, somewhat bubbly, orange appearance, with lots of tiny suspended particles, and a decent lacing sheen left behind. The aroma is of piney hops, sweetness, and bread, and the flavor is of those same elements. The hop bitterness is pleasant and noticeable, but not strong. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Parish Envie finishes semi-dry, sweet, and refreshing. Overall, this is a straightforward pale ale entry and is very mellow and enjoyable.


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Photo of rudzud
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Received as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a nice slightly hazy dark golden hue with a two finger white head that slumped down to a nice quarter inch thick, creamy blanket. Pretty nice.

S - Aromas of citrus, faint pine, bready malts, malt sugars, nicely hoppy.

T - Taste is a bit of a let down, compared to the nose. Some how, there is some booze on this, faint hop oil and pine, light orangy citrus, some malt sweetness. Good bitter finish. The more I drink this, the better it becomes and the more it opens up.

M - Mouthfeel is actually pretty good! Nice carbonation, very crisp, super sessionable.

O - Overall, my favourite beer from Louisiana yet. Goes down easy with alot of orange to it, very nice.

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Photo of acevenom
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours light clear copper with a white head that doesn't stick around very long. There are lots of visible tiny bubbles. The aroma is of bready malt with some bright citrus, floral, and piney hop notes. It smells pretty fresh. The flavor of this beer is more balanced on the hop side, but the malt has a nice presence here too with some good bready notes. There are some good piney and citrus flavors from the hops in this beer. The body is light to medim with moderate carbonation. The finish is dry. The beer is refreshing and easy to drink. This is a good beer that would be very refreshing after a hot Louisiana summer day.

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Photo of JamesStreet
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had to re-review this beer since the recipe change with the Nov. 2015 batch. First off, let me say I was a fan of the original Envie. The new recipe, though, boosts this beer up several notches. The beer pours a golden/amber color and leaves a sizeable, modest white head that leaves a good bit of lace. The smells are beautiful! Like it's big brother, GITM, huge grapefruit rind, pineapple, and a slight piney hop presence. Taste follows the nose but still adds a tad of malt character, albeit less than the original recipe. This beer is sooo crushable. Feel is light-medium with a slight bitter finish. Overall, this beer is now as hard to get as Ghost In the Machine. Good thing they are brewing it 2-3 times a month. It is one of those beers now, because of proximity, will stay in my fridge.

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Photo of CardiacNP
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Envie an American Pale Ale from Parish Brewery in South Louisiana

Aroma the hops on the label foretell the moderate citrus, spice, floral and mild pine notes from the dry hopping

Appearance. Clear golden pale pour with. 1.5-2 finger white foamy head with decent lacing

Taste a mild malty start with a mild to moderate spicy, citrusy/floral bitter finish Moderately hoppy

Mouthfeel crisp moderately carbonated finish clean

Overall. A very nice American Pale Ale. Went very nice paired with my Supreme pizza. My palate is expanding enjoying more hoppy beers

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Photo of goochpunch
4.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Copper color with a thin head. Steady stream of bubbles. Smell upfront is piney, citrussy, bready and caramely. I'm feeling the taste. Not too sweet or malty. Lightly malty base with a bit of an American hop punch in the end. Floral aftertaste. Light bodied and with relaxed carb. This is really drinkable. I could knock back a few while having a huge bowl of chicken and sausage gumbo.

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Envie from Parish Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.