Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Envy | Circle Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
EnvyEnvy
BA SCORE
3.28/5
Okay
50 Ratings
EnvyEnvy
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by wagenvolks on 02-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,905
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
50
pDev:
19.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of JedSeed
1.25/5  rDev -61.9%

Photo of chriswilkes33
1.51/5  rDev -54%
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.

 576 characters

Photo of Jbasstic
1.52/5  rDev -53.7%

Photo of Westyn
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of CheChe
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of champ103
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Tom_Banjo
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 ounce bottle at the bar of the W Hotel in Austin on a business trip from NY. Because of the name I was expecting an APA or Amber Lager. Was surprised by the taste and that it falls (supposedly) into the ESB category. Odd taste. Not at all bitter with lots of plum or raisin or both, to my palate at least. Not awful, but not a beer I will be ordering again.

 360 characters

Photo of JonathanL7890
2.78/5  rDev -15.2%
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

 534 characters

Photo of StevenLaValley
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of greenspointexas
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of n00blar
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of duff247
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of kylehay2004
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of zbooks
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Junichi
3.17/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of javlin624
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Jacobus79
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bundy462
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kjkinsey
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of attometer00
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of BitterPatrick
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of chuckt62
3.26/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cgrunin
3.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Envy from Circle Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 50 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.