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New Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale - New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland Cabin Fever Brown AleNew Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale

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Ratings: 736
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 15
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.25% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-29-2002)
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Photo of tmm313
4.49/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a deep, dark brown. Creamiest 1 finger head I have ever seen AND it lasted all the way to the bottom of the glass. It looked like warm whipped cream on top of a cappuccino. Awesome trailing and lacing.

S- Chocolate, caramel, dark fruit, and little roastiness.

T- Big, rich chocolate up front. Reminds me of cocoa. Behind that, there's some caramel, a touch of roasted malt and coffee. Its pretty crazy how much chocolate is in there.

M- Medium body with nice carbonation. Creamy on the tongue with a subtle roasty aftertaste.

O- I was not expecting to like this as much as I did. I'm still a bit confused, in a good way, how this beer was put together. It was like a brown ale meets a chocolate shake. What I'll remember most is the incredible creamy head and the decadent cocoa in the flavor. I would definitely have this again.

Update: Grains used are 2 row, wheat, rye, munich, and chocolate. Hops used are Brewers Gold and Nugget

tmm313, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of Givemebeer
4.36/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass

A: brown... Obviously. Pours a nice tan head with lacing that slowly crawls down the side of the glass. Tough to make a better looking brown ale

S: dry roasted chocolate, smoke,

T: very pleasant smokiness lots of chocolate very slightly toasted bready and earthy

M: only nitpicking flaw it's a little thin. But nice but of spiciness on the finish

O: definitely my favorite winter seasonal so far. Fits perfectly with the season and as far as brown ales go - this can't be beat. Vastly underrated. Resembles a porter without as much roasted malts. New holland killed it with this one.

Givemebeer, Nov 13, 2013
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4.36/5  rDev +19.1%

MattGuck, Yesterday at 04:24 AM
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4.2/5  rDev +14.8%

Gregwmyers, Yesterday at 04:15 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I am not always a big fan of brown ales. This one was straight forward. Nothing to take it down or on the same token nothing to set it above.
Enjoyable, something I could see myself drinking slowly sitting next to a warm fireplace.

rdilauro, Friday at 12:31 PM
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Lightman, Nov 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.64/5  rDev -0.5%

Paul_Zills121, Nov 16, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +10.4%

jtslankard, Nov 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

auee92, Nov 15, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -4.9%

GTJayG, Nov 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

hozersr, Nov 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Nichols33, Nov 14, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.76/5  rDev +2.7%

MallyOMight, Nov 13, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +14.8%

Dougiefreshnuts, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of MattyG85
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark brownish amber with a lot of bubbles. About one finger of light tan head which settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A roasty and toasty malt forward aroma with hints of chocolate, toast, and nuts. Dark roasted barley malt with hints of chocolate, toasted bread, coffee, cream, caramel, toffee, nuts, smoke, and yeast. Also some hints of earthy hops and dark fruit. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a roasty, toasty, and nicely creamy dark malt forward taste with notes of chocolate, nuts, and toast. Dark roasted barley malt with upfront notes of chocolate, toast, biscuit, coffee, cream, toffee, caramel, nuts, yeast, and a little smoke. Subtle hints of dark fruit. Also some light notes of earthy hops. A solid nutty taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Creamy and very smooth with a somewhat drying finish.

Overall: A pretty nice toasty brown ale. Good roasty malt flavors with a smooth creamy body.

MattyG85, Nov 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Hohnbaum, Nov 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.48/5  rDev +22.4%

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New Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
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