3 Months 10 Beers #7 -> New Holland Envious (2010)
My wife and I are on a quest to find her 10 beers over the next 3 months that she can enjoy! We have found very few beers that she has enjoyed. This next beer, New Holland Envious, I choose simply because I thought it sounded interesting, a beer with pear juice, raspberries, and aged on oak. in my book that sounds totally cool. Which will be the downfall of me in this challenge, as I pick out beer that sound cool to me and maybe not so for Dani.
|Fuck no! Look, any beer that has the same flavors as childhood lipgloss is just not my thing. NEXT…|
|Right off the bat, a very adventurous beer. With the 2010 vintage of Envious, New Holland added a secondary fermentation with pears and then aged it on oak with raspberries. Quite a lot went into this beer, I’m really enjoying the pear on the nose and a bit of raspberry on the finish. The oak is subtle enough not to over power the fruit, but enough to give a hint of vanilla to the beer.
While I enjoyd this beer, I knew right away that Dani wasn’t going to like it, to strong of an aroma. Now, I know some of you are saying, “come on man, can’t you pick out a beer?” Well, I also want to try new beers too; most of these I haven’t had either. So, some of it is a guessing game just based on the style and label.