New Holland Envious | New Holland Brewing Company

New Holland EnviousNew Holland Envious
BA SCORE
26.2%
Liked This Beer
3.26 w/ 263 ratings
New Holland EnviousNew Holland Envious
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
newhollandbrew.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by drabmuh on 04-07-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
263
Liked:
69
Avg:
3.26/5
pDev:
19.94%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
30
Trade:
2
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Photo of palma
4.21/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage.

Hazy unfiltered brown/purple body. Interesting.

Aroma of tootsie rolls, cherry licorish and figs.

Taste: Very malty. black raspberry notes. Not as sweet as I thought. Tastes like an american strong ale with very light real raspberry added. Pear, apple suggestions. Juicy but still dry - like a dry cabernet. Oak flavor lends complexity. Big time prune in the end. Very complex flavor. Excellent.

Extremely drinkable. Complexity really makes this beer.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

1 PINT 6 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a conical pint glass
2012 vintage

A - It pours light brown to dark amber in color. The head is very short lived and tan in color.

S - The smell is sweet and syrupy. The raspberries are noticeable. It smells like a sweet mess.

T - The taste isn't much better. The pear is more noticeable in the taste where it was lacking in the smell. It leaves a burnt caramel aftertaste.

M - Moderate and smooth.

O - The aftertaste makes this beer rough. The burnt component is not pleasant. The initial taste is not a whole lot better. It was probably a good idea to retire this beer. It was a nice idea, but ideas don't always make a good beer.

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3.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

2012 Vintage

Pours dark ruby with an off-tan head. Used an Allagash glass. Reasonable clarity considering the darkness of the beer.Predominate note is raspberries. Maintained in a cool, dark closet.

Pears are subdued, which is likely a good thing. Raspberries present toward the back-end and the finish is fairly dry and a touch tart. Oak is also subtle but helps round out the fruit flavors. Light to medium bodied and a bit deceiving in terms of ABV. The raspberry note tastes surprisingly fresh given that this has been aged for about a year. However I did expect the mouthfeel to be a bit fuller and have some heft to it. On the other hand, this makes for easy drinking if you like the taste of raspberries!

I didn't pick up much on the pear -- I'm not sure if this was used purely for an alcohol boost or for an actual flavor. I think this ale is relatively solid and I don't quite get the general dislike of it. I agree that it is not true to one conventional style but is that cause for low ratings? I imagine if we had to pay $30 for a bottle of it the average rating would jump by a significant number of points. Just saying.

Interesting beer to try and would have made a decent brunch beer.

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3/5  rDev -8%

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New Holland Envious from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 26.2% out of 100 with 263 ratings
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