New Holland Envious - New Holland Brewing Company
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Reviews by elNopalero:
2.95/5 rDev -9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
This has an intense ruby-blood orange color to it. Looks intriguing and complex. Unfortunately, I don’t get much beyond the looks. There’s not much aroma. Pears? I don’t think of pears as having a strong pronounced aroma but this is fermented on pears and that’s the power of association as much as anything else.
This beer doesn’t have much going on flavor-wise, either. It’s not a sour, really, with just a light pear flavoring. I get a bitter note midpoint and mid-palate, with some unwelcomed harshness as it finishes and warms. The more time I spend with this the less I care for it. It has a finish that is off balance for my tastes.
My expectation was pears plus Michigan berries plus oak equals transcendence in a glass. Instead what I got is a mildly disappointing muddled brew, reminding me of a sour amber ale with medicinal notes that just doesn’t come together.
Serving type: on-tap
04-09-2012 19:52:18 | More by elNopalero
More User Reviews:
4.23/5 rDev +29.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Hazy unfiltered brown/purple body. Interesting.
Aroma of tootsie rolls, cherry licorish and figs.
Taste: Very malty. black raspberry notes. Not as sweet as I thought. Tastes like an american strong ale with very light real raspberry added. Pear, apple suggestions. Juicy but still dry - like a dry cabernet. Oak flavor lends complexity. Big time prune in the end. Very complex flavor. Excellent.
Extremely drinkable. Complexity really makes this beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-06-2013 01:57:46 | More by palma
3.1/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
1 PINT 6 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a conical pint glass
A - It pours light brown to dark amber in color. The head is very short lived and tan in color.
S - The smell is sweet and syrupy. The raspberries are noticeable. It smells like a sweet mess.
T - The taste isn't much better. The pear is more noticeable in the taste where it was lacking in the smell. It leaves a burnt caramel aftertaste.
M - Moderate and smooth.
O - The aftertaste makes this beer rough. The burnt component is not pleasant. The initial taste is not a whole lot better. It was probably a good idea to retire this beer. It was a nice idea, but ideas don't always make a good beer.
Serving type: bottle
08-31-2013 18:13:51 | More by buschbeer
New Holland Envious from New Holland Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.