Instant Beer Review: New Holland Envious


THE BEER: Envious from New Holland

WHERE? Alchemy

WHAT IS IT? An oddity. It’s beer blended with pear juice and Chardonnay yeast for a second fermentation, aged with raspberries and oak. Comes in at 7.5% ABV, or so the legends say.

HOW IS IT? Fruity, but not to the level of a lambic. Smooth and malty without being overly sweet.

HOW MUCH? $6.00 for a goblet.

DEEP THOUGHTS: It’s a pleasant sipper. I don’t think I’d go for more than one, really, as the sweetness tends to build over time. I suppose this would go well with a fine selection of cheeses, if that’s your thing. I myself do not have a fine selection of cheeses.