New Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale - New Holland Brewing Company
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Reviews by mobyfann:
3.05/5 rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
Paid $14.49 for a seasonal 12-pack from The Party Source...
The beer pours a chocolate brown colored base with a medium sized head, limited retention, limited lacing. The aromas are bold of molasses, roasted malts and caramel.
The taste is almost like a thick stout, very syrupy but not in a bad way, dark chocolate and dark malt flavor with a touch of pure sugar. Flavorful tastes but they seem off-balance. Pretty easy going in the mouth and this isn't a session beer, too many inconsistencies.
Final Thought: It may have been a bad bottle but this beer has the right ingredients but lacked the consistency of a good quality brew.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2009 00:53:54 | More by mobyfann
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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.