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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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83
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701 Ratings
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Ratings: 701
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 11
Gots: 26 | 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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Reviews by akylles:
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

akylles, Dec 08, 2012
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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
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 oberon
3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint a medium to dark brown with a weel defined half finger head that held well,aromas I picked up were some light brown sugar and a tinge of roast.Flavors started out with a bit of dark fruit and brown sugar but a sour note came out of nowhere and hijacked the palate,really an unpleasant finish to a nice start.I always hope to really like beer from the breweries I came to enjoy as a craft beer novice,most of wich are from Michigan,but this just wasnt that great.

oberon, Dec 13, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Turbo, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of tectactoe
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a deep brown, oak color with a head that is whiter than you may expect. Head retained for a short time and little lacing was left on the glass. This beer smells very nutty, woody, and grainy, with slight hints of toasted malts and maybe even a bit of cocoa beans. It has a very "warm" smell and is quite powerful on the nose. The taste is very nutty, earthy and grainy with a very mild bitter finish. Medium-thin bodied with a slick mouth feel, leaving a bit of a wet finish. Not much carbonation in this one.

Pretty good brown ale here, sure to compliment a cold winter day very nicely.

tectactoe, Sep 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

J2L, Dec 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

bdkucharski, Feb 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

sabitu, Feb 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

danthehopslamman, Aug 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

BK2084, Aug 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

WuAnquo1, Jan 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

chip26, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

SmellsofMahagony, Nov 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

TBaldwin, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of Guden
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Deep dark brown with one inch of orangey tanned leather colored head.

S- A harsh ash character with a lot of fruity sweetness as well. Seems like a harsh porter, not what I was expecting.

T- The harshness of the nose is much more refrained into a moderate smokey and roast ash flavor that blends with a chocolaty caramel character that's nice. It's a lot like a cross between a porter and an English brown ale but there isn't the hoppiness I expect from an American brown.

M- Pretty thick and syrupy with medium to low carbonation, pretty on point for a porter but a bit heavy for this sweeter version. Still fills the mouth nicely and goes down easily.

D- This is a nice beer that might not adhere to a specific style well but is a nice in between of a more roasty porter and a sweeter brown.

Guden, Feb 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

megamass, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of bsp77
3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Dark reddish-brown with nice light tan cap and some minor lacing lines.

Smell: Pretty sweet, with lots of caramel and fruitiness (plum, raisins, cherry). Maybe a touch of rye, and dry spices from the hops.

Taste: Very sweet upfront, with brown sugar, caramel, dark fruit and cherry. Toward the finish there is a light nuttiness and spiciness, which leads to a noble hop aftertaste. A medicinal aftertaste also develops after a while, which really starts to bother me.

Feel: Medium to full body with relatively low carbonation. Finish is a little dry despite the initial sweetness.

Overall: Pretty much as expected for a Brown Ale that has an elevated alcohol content. However, the finishing hops don't mesh with the malts and the medicinal aftertaste is a major issue. Decent.

bsp77, Nov 13, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

iparules, Feb 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Cynic-ale, Aug 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

elBecko, Jan 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

rwilde, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another Michigan beer, let's see how this American Brown weighs in with my favorites. Pours a very nice velvet texture with a brown ruby highlighted huee with a big khaki tan head forming thick. Fine speckled lacing scattered sporadically. Aroma has a nice fruity roasted malt character going on, slightly nutty with some hints of dark chocolate. A touch of alcohol in both the nose and the palate. Flavor is a bit astringent with alcohol and dark roasted malts bring out a hint of raisin and mild dark chocolate notes. Finishes dry with some herbal hop finish, maybe a hint of pine. Mouthfeel is medium bodied moderate carbonation with a fittingly dry finish not overly sweet enough hops and alcohol to balance out the malt sweetness. Overall maybe one of the better beers out of their seasonals up in New Holland, I'm typically not crazy about their beers but this isn't half bad.

WVbeergeek, Jan 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18%

Rosethoj, Feb 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

vfalstad, Apr 26, 2012
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New Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 701 ratings.