Envy | Circle Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Circle Brewing Company
Texas, United States | website

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by wagenvolks on 02-06-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
48
Avg:
3.08
pDev:
53.57%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
For Trade:
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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 48
Reviews by JonathanL7890:
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2.78/5  rDev -9.7%
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

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
3.53/5  rDev +14.6%
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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Photo of javlin624
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of zonker17
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Westyn
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of StevenLaValley
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of bundy462
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cam12
3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of Jbasstic
1.52/5  rDev -50.6%

Photo of greenspointexas
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Jentex
3.63/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cdhoward318
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of cgrunin
3.35/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Redrover
3.77/5  rDev +22.4%
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 +38%

Photo of Junichi
3.17/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Matt141
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Grocerystowe
4.25/5  rDev +38%

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.35/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of poppollutesminds
3.36/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Envy from Circle Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.
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