Monday, October 10, 2011
Envious (New Holland Brewing, New Holland, MI)
Dark black beer with ruby and purple highlights around the edges. Poured hard and was unable to get the slightly brown head to linger at all. Fell flat immediately. Fruity, syrupy nose—smells of raspberries, dark cherries, Morgan David wine and hot alcohol. Pear is listed in ingredients, and there is an undermined fruity smell in it. Taste is sharp and acidic—strong fruit, and dark fruit, raisins and overripe plums. Sour note on the end that's a bit of an off flavor. NH is an excellent brewery, but this experiment did not pay off.