1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Cabin Fever Ale - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

Not Rated.
Cabin Fever AleCabin Fever Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

276 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 276
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kelticblood on 12-30-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Cabin Fever Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 276 | Reviews: 152 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of kaelingirl
4/5  rDev +3.6%

kaelingirl, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of Yallnumbskulls
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Yallnumbskulls, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of nickfl
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%

A - pours with one finger of white foam on a slightly hazy amber body. The head settles quickly but leaves good lace.

S - sweet malt with just a hint of coriander. Some toffee in the background.

T - toasted malt up front with little else. Some toffee and vague spicy notes in the middle. finishes with clove, coriander and bready malt.

M - medium body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - pretty mediocre, the spice character is bland and other than that there really isn't much going on.

nickfl, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of jilly425
5/5  rDev +29.5%

jilly425, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of SunDevilBeer
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%

Look forward to this one from BBC every year. My old matly friend! Buy it often to drink @ home and get it often on tap when I see it (becoming more visible - a good sign).

Pours a deep brown/copper with a nice head. Smells really malty/caramelly...yum.

Flavor hits the tongue right away - sweet malty buttery (in a good way) with some slight spices on the back end. Yes, there are some hops and this beer and they manage to clean up the malt circus at the end of the sip.

Like this beer alot. Glad it is reasonably priced and widely available around town for a long time each year.

SunDevilBeer, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of HattedClassic
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%

Appearance: A clear brown color. Lasting head with a little lace but not much.

Smell: A wonderful mix of caramel malts and hops. The citrus smells wonderful in contrast with the sweeter caramel.

Taste: Caramel malts dominate the taste but has a nice hoppy undertone. There is a bit of a malty aftertaste.
I enjoy the citrus taste since it has a presence but does not dominate the palate. You really get a taste of the malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied but almost silky and lightly carbonated.

Overall: A very nice and very good winter warmer. It's certainly different from other ones that I've had and better since the citrus taste is absent.

HattedClassic, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of BrewinHeadBanger
4/5  rDev +3.6%

BrewinHeadBanger, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of Ajlvt
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Ajlvt, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of jh1982
4/5  rDev +3.6%

jh1982, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of kingstonma
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%

This is my first "Cabin Fever" from BBC and I'm hooked! I did not know what the expect when I ordered it, but I'm happy I did. The smell is very mild, but the taste is aburst of carmel greatness!
I think I'll be picking up a growler of this on my way home.

kingstonma, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +3.6%

PEIhop, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of mctizzz
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

mctizzz, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of Burt
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Burt, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of KELPAK
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%


We love Cabin Fever time, a great ale. Recieved in a 220z bottle, the perfect size beer to go home on a Berkshire fall day and enjoy a beer after work.

Rich flavor with a nice smooth finish. pours light brown in color with about a finger of head. Another excellent craft beer from Berkshire Brewing and at a very reasonable price.

KELPAK, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of rudzud
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%

Enjoyed on tap at the Armsby Abbey.

A - Poured into a pint glass a dark amber with a one finger head that leaves a very nice halo and super light clouding with nice side lacing.

S - Rather nice winter spices on this. Crisp hops and sweet malts. Doesnt smell like the typical winter warmer, but that being said the smell is rather inviting.

T - Witner spices that envoke a fireplace is a nice way of putting this one. There is light maple and some nice sweet malts.

M - Crisp, but a bit too much carbonation for me on this one.

O - Overall I enjoyed this offering from BBC. Always good to support local and this one is that.

rudzud, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of BierBliss
4/5  rDev +3.6%

BierBliss, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of semicharmedkind
5/5  rDev +29.5%

semicharmedkind, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of ScreamForMe
4/5  rDev +3.6%

ScreamForMe, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of bnewall3
5/5  rDev +29.5%

bnewall3, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

bpfrush, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Lawnboy33
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Lawnboy33, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of rowingbrewer
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%

The beer pours a light light reddish brown color with a nice off white head. The smell is slightly sweet with hints of spice but not overpowering. The flavor follows suit with the beer having the body and some what the flavor of a red ale with slightly sweet and light spicey notes. The body is medium with good carbonation. Overall a food winter warmer without being over powering like harpoon

rowingbrewer, Aug 25, 2011
Photo of abgba121
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

A: pours a hazy copper/red color with thin head and very little lace

S: very sweet and fruity, a little yeasty, no hoppiness or bitterness present

T: sweet, expected some hops, but its all toasted hops. Pretty decent though nonetheless.

M: good carbonation, also a thick beer, but its a winter warmer so that's expected.

O: decent beer, not amazing, though I had it 3 months beyond the freshness date on the bottle. So next year I will have a fresh one and we will see what happens.

abgba121, Jul 09, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
3.05/5  rDev -21%

22-ounce bottle courtesy of HikerCT. Served in a Mikasa tulip.

Pours a bright light brown color with a single-finger off-white head that has some spotty lacing. The nose carries a bit of light caramel and some bread, not too much else. The flavor is equally bland. Some bread. Maybe bread crust, too. Yay! Not much in the way of spicing, so at least it's not overspiced. Medium body and quite chewy. Blah.

Thorpe429, Jun 17, 2011
Photo of mlazzaro
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%

Looks nice, reddish in color. off-white head. Smells malty and yeasty. Taste like an Alt beer yeast, perhaps an English yeast. Caramel and toasty malt flavors. End of the sip is a little strange. Mouthfeel is full and smooth. Bitterness is very smooth as well. Alcohol is masked well. Warming without burning. Definitely malt dominant in flavors happening. I enjoy a winter beer that isn't over the top spiced out. tastes pretty good.

mlazzaro, Apr 14, 2011
Cabin Fever Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.