New Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale - New Holland Brewing Company
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Reviews by jbphoto88:
3.9/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cabin fever pours a deep brown color that is almost too dark to see through. The head is fluffy brown, sticky and reminds of fine latte frothed milk. A real look of a beer.
The nose is thin but still malty. A touch of brown sugar and roasted grains. Very simple and nice.
The taste is a lot like the nose in that it's very simple. Roasted malts covered with brown sugar and a little cream. It's a smooth flavor and makes it easy to drink.
Mouthfeel is slick and creamy with a subtle carbonation. Cabin fever is a simple, easy drinking brew that you can stick with all night. It's nothing to slouch at but there are better browns out there. Well worth trying if you see it.
Serving type: bottle
11-26-2011 00:13:36 | More by jbphoto88
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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
83 out of 100 based on 692 ratings.