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Envy - Circle Brewing Company

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 22.39%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Circle Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: wagenvolks on 02-06-2011

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Reviews by JonathanL7890:
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2.78/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

EDIT: beer has improved on recent batches. Not as astringent.

Appearance. Good amber color Moderate carbonation
Aroma. Nutty. No hop aroma no esters
Taste. Weird unbalanced carmelly bitter mess
Dry finish. And I mean dry. The most astringent beer I've ever had. I want to chug a pint of water Did I say this beer is dry?
Mouthfeel. Dunno. My throat was closed up from the dryness mouthfeel don't matter
Overall. Guys. This beer needs help. I would never serve this. Hopefully you'll get your technique dialed in and make better beer

More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
3.53/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Draught House 43rd Anniversary Party. This is my first beer from Circle Brewing.

The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee and caramel malt, with a little bit of grain and some grass mixed in.

The flavor is similar. I get some nice toasted malt character, along with some grass and a little bit of bitterness. There is also some nice malt sweetness from all of the caramel and toffee malt. The alcohol is completely hidden and the beer is easy to drink.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +15%

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4/5  rDev +22.7%

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1.52/5  rDev -53.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

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3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of Redrover
3.77/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was the first time I have seen beers from this brewery. I'm always game for something new!

At the Ginger Man, served in standard pint the beer is an almost opaque dark garnet with a skim of beige head.

The aroma is nice; I get some lightly roasted malts, apples and caramel.

The taste is earthy with toasted bread, red apples and some piney hops.

The mouth was soft with low levels of carbonation. All-in-all, I thought it was a pretty decent stab at style that seems to get lost in the shuffle of big beers.

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4.25/5  rDev +30.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +30.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +22.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of chriswilkes33
1.51/5  rDev -53.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Had as much of a pint as I could drink after trying to pass this off on my buds at the drafthouse.

Appearance: Pours a nice amber with little off white head.
Aroma: Smells of nuts and caramel, almost like a candy bar.
Taste: This is where the beer goes horribly wrong. Taste is very astringent and dry. Way too much crystal malt used.
Mouthfeel: Not very nice either, thick and almost chewy especially for an amber. Seems like this beer was rushed out of the brewery to market. This brewery needs to step up their game to hang in what is becoming a very tough Austin market.

Photo of duff247
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of EVaughan
4.35/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - good foam head, dissipates moderately slow. Dark red to copper color, slightly opaque. Excellent lacing.
Smell - some chocolate and slight caramel notes. Pleasant and mild.
Taste - clean, dry, malty. Malt taste edges out any hoppy taste.
Mouthfeel - here's where the hops and bitterness stands out! Maltiness fades out and hops and bitterness fades in. Reminds me more of an ordinary bitter than amber. Low astringency.
Overall - If you're expecting something like New Belgium's Fat Tire, you're going to be surprised at the bitterness levels here. ENVY is almost a blend of an American Amber (10B), American Brown (10C), and an Ordinary Bitter (8A). The balanced maltiness up front compliments the pronounced hoppy and bitter finish. A unique, excellent beer and very drinkable.

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Envy from Circle Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.