Envy | Circle Brewing Company

EnvyEnvy
BA SCORE
22%
Liked This Beer
3.28 w/ 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:
#40,784
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
50
Liked:
11
Avg:
3.28/5
pDev:
19.21%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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

Photo of Mora2000
3.53/5  rDev +7.6%
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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4/5  rDev +22%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of rspauldi
3.38/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Redrover
3.77/5  rDev +14.9%
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 wagenvolks
3.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at the Circle Brewing Company grand opening.

Appearing dark for the style, Envy is an iced-tea color with a creamy custard head that retains well and coats the glass with lacing. The aroma is pleasing, with notes of bright caramel nuttiness up front followed by tropical fruit, pine, and a little citrus from the hops. Well-balanced nose.

The flavor unfortunately falls flat for me. Malts are pale and bland with a little toasted presence, and while the hops add a little fruit flavor to the finish, their bitterness isn't kept in check. Mouthfeel is appropriate for the style with a medium body and good carbonation that finishes crisp with a lingering bitter bite. Overall, Envy is just OK...a solid B- for the style and for a beer in general. Either a boring recipe or poor execution (or both) make this a pass for me next time.

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

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

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

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +22%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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Envy from Circle Brewing Company
Beer rating: 22% out of 100 with 50 ratings
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