Envy | Circle Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Circle Brewing Company
Texas, United States
circlebrewing.com

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
Ratings:
50
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.08
pDev:
21.43%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Photo of EVaughan
4.35/5  rDev +41.2%
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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Photo of JeffSuttonTX
4.25/5  rDev +38%

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4.25/5  rDev +38%

Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +29.9%

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4/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +29.9%

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4/5  rDev +29.9%

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4/5  rDev +29.9%

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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Photo of cam12
3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of Ssippisam
3.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbaz
3.7/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 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 zonker17
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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 2dogbrew
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Davideo
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of brandon911
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of DoktorZee
3.45/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on Tap at the Circle open house recently.

A - clear brown in color with a half-finger tan head that left behind quite a bit of thick lacing

S - caramel malts and a bit of nuttiness on the nose

T - quite a mild flavor (perhaps too mild), with some malty sweetness and a bit of tart fruit in the finish. Not overly enduring.

M - medium bodied with lots of carbonation.

D - goes down easy but lacks a bit of character.

A decent beer. Unfortunately wouldn't be my first pick given other local Austin choices.

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Photo of rspauldi
3.38/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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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Envy from Circle Brewing Company
3.08 out of 5 based on 50 ratings.
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