Envious
New Holland Brewing Company

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From:
New Holland Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
75
Avg:
3.26 | pDev: 19.94%
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
149
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Feb 20, 2017
Added:
Apr 07, 2010
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  30
SCORE
75
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Rated: 2.42 by JNForsyth from Pennsylvania

Feb 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

May 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Kurmaraja from California

Apr 25, 2016
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Reviewed by Jadjunk from Georgia

3.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
"Michigan pears fuel a second fermentation, providing subtle nuance between grain & fruit. A slumber on oak and local raspberries adds depth and tartness." Brewed in the style of a Fruit Ale, available in 22 oz. bottle and on limited draft. Part of their cellar series, retired since 2012.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a tulip glass. Served above degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a foamy, smooth head of a caramel cream color over a deep burgundy body with ample carbonation. Retention is below average and lacing is light and spotty. 3.25

(Smell) Chocolate, toasted bread malts, dark syrupy fruits, moderate grain malts, strong raw aromas of toasted oak. Very little aromatic impact from tart raspberry or juicy pear at this point, admittedly a bit rough around the edges. Potency is moderate. 3.25

(Taste) Cocoa malts, dark syrupy fruits and toasted bread with a strong graininess and oak combining for a distinctively brash finish. Much of the raspberry and pear character seems to be fermented out of this beer, with a mostly specialty malt bill forming the remaining flavor of this beer. Considerably malt-heavy, fairly one-dimensional, not very impressive. 3

(Mouthfeel) Texture is silky, smooth, lightly chewy and medium dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a medium frothiness and a medium crisp finish. Body is medium/heavy for the style, medium/heavy overall. Balance is slightly sweet and grainy over tart and bitter. Alcohol presence is medium and there are no off characters. 3.25

(Overall) A curious beer judging from the label alone, this ale is quite unique with its execution of distinctive flavors and use of pear juice to reignite fermentation, especially paired with raspberries and a robust, bready and chocolate malt base. Altogether my least impressive Cellar Series beer from New Holland, and apparently a divisive beer for many, it was perhaps for the best to do away with an ale like this and focus instead on sour barrel aging projects. 3

New Holland Brewing Company's
Envious
3.1/5.00
Aug 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by GRG1313 from California

Aug 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.16 by nathanmiller from New York

Aug 03, 2015
 
Rated: 4.09 by Tracker83 from Michigan

Jul 27, 2015
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Reviewed by Zach136 from Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
2011 vintage, popped in July 2015.

Muddy brown, pretty oxidized at this point unfortunately. No acidity. I can pick out some chocolate and light fruitiness.
Jul 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by Eziel from Ohio

Jun 11, 2015
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Reviewed by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

3.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Thanks Darrell.

Amber(ish) body with ruby and crimson highlights. Small head that quickly fades. Aromas of wood, berries, funk, oak, stone fruit, leather, earth. Clash of flavors. This isn't working. Interesting and intriguing, but this is in need of a few tweaks.
Jun 01, 2015
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Rated by ljdrinksbeer from North Carolina

2.54/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
not good, pear really clashes with malt sweetness and oak. way too sweet.
Mar 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.61 by italianstallion from Wisconsin

Feb 22, 2015
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Rated by cubs943 from Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
This is some pretty good beer.
Feb 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by Zuidman from Illinois

Jan 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.19 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

Jan 14, 2015
 
Rated: 2 by goast8127 from Michigan

Dec 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3.61 by chrismattlin from Ohio

Nov 16, 2014
 
Rated: 2 by RinZo from Ohio

Nov 08, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by InspectorBob from New Jersey

Nov 01, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Nov 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by spycow from Illinois

Oct 31, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Oct 08, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by CaptainFleeker from Illinois

Sep 29, 2014
 
Rated: 2.88 by tclipse from Virginia

Sep 22, 2014
 
Rated: 2.88 by ROBSTARR from Michigan

Sep 20, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by KingTelephone from Michigan

Sep 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by ToddBeans from Kentucky

Sep 04, 2014
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Reviewed by bnes09 from Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
2012 Vintage.

Nice amber color with hazy ruby-orange hues. Weak head. Poor retention. No lacing.

Dark fruit and mild wood aroma.

Sweet flavor of caramel, molasses, figs and plums. Tart raspberries clash with the sweet character. Subtle wood. Smooth but with a tart finish.

Full bodied. Syrupy, yeasty texture. Well carbonated.

I like the originality. Unfortunately, the combination of flavors did not sit well on my palate.
Sep 04, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by afsdan from Colorado

Sep 02, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Big_Dave from Texas

Aug 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by jschott75 from Illinois

Aug 10, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by zestar from California

Aug 06, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by KAF from Iowa

Aug 03, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by myuncle from Illinois

Aug 03, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by crobinso from Colorado

Aug 03, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by CSO from Illinois

Jul 03, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by craft_shannie from Indiana

Jul 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Kegatron from Pennsylvania

Jun 23, 2014
 
Rated: 2.5 by AndyEdgar from Illinois

Jun 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by waston from Michigan

Jun 11, 2014
Envious from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 75 out of 100 with 263 ratings