New Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale - New Holland Brewing Company
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Reviews by JCaweinstein:
3.93/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dark brown with shades of a deep rich red around the edges of my SA Perfect Pint. Agressive pour leaves a two finger off white head that tops off above the rim of the glass. The head is very rich and creamy, to me one of the best components of this brew. The retention is also above average. It's clear and with a good amount of carbonation.
Intially there were some strong aromas pouring out of the glass but as the head settled the aromas were hard to bring back. I'm picking up roasted malts and caramel.
First tasting a bit of rye, which was pleasant. Not as strong as rye bread but still detectable. I also taste raisins and caramel sweetness which is nice following the roast and rye notes. There is a nice balance between the two.
The beer is medium bodied and very smooth with a nice crisp finish.
Overall this is a very tasty brown ale. There are lots of flavors and I really enjoy the smoothness of it as well. It pretty to look at but for me lacked in the aroma department. I would buy this again.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2011 03:10:23 | More by JCaweinstein
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4.26/5 rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Yeah, yeah, I know, Cabin Fever on the fourth day of Summer?!? Well, I am trying to winnow my way through a massive backlog of beer and the older ones are on the verge of becoming V.O.S., so they get priority.
From the bottle: "Hints of rye, roast and raisin join a subtle caramel sweetness before a clean finish. Parirings: roasted meats, dried fruits, gruyere & smoked cheeses."
The drill is becoming a familiar one by now - pop the cap, heavy pour, sit back as the pseudo-cascade takes place, record results thereof. This time, the two-plus fingers of head were a dense, light-brown with good retention. I was reminded of the top of a coffee or mocha ice cream cone. Nose definitely gave off raisin and a smoky roastiness, hence their suggestion for smoked cheeses. Color was mahogany (SRM = > 22, < 27) with NE-quality clarity. Mouthfeel was creamy and the taste was chocolaty with raisins and smoke. It was like a Cadbury Fruit and Nut chocolate bar. Finish was semi-sweet, with the roasted malt offsetting the chocolatiness and the fruitiness. This was one that need not be thought of a a seasonal, but it would have been nice to have paired it with some of their suggestions. Maybe next time ...
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2014 02:36:20 | More by woodychandler
New Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
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