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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: 707
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 11
Gots: 27 | 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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Photo of Mavigo
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear, robust reddish brown, with basically no head but a thin tan rim around the glass with minimal lacing.

S: Smells pretty sweet, has a smoky character to it, earthy as well, woody

T: Tastes very sweet, roasted malts, burnt sugars

M: Medium carbonation, pretty refreshing, very easy to drink

O: Overall its a stand up brown ale, it wasn't anything totally out of the ordinary but it's pretty damn good, wouldn't mind having another but I only had one. =[

Mavigo, Nov 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

jrutigs, Dec 16, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18%

TigerOwl, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of andysc83
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

andysc83, May 25, 2013
Photo of Erish
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this 12 oz. bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A: clear dark mahogany, an aggressive pour produced a 2-finger cappuccino-colored head which quickly fell into a good cap with decent lacing.

S: coffee, chocolate, caramel malt, a hint of farm cheese, fruity/floral note.

T: sweet caramel malt and milk chocolate up front, the middle features roasted grain, mocha/coffee and tree fruit, and the finish is lightly bitter and a hint of chalkiness. Very nice.

M: medium-weight, lightly creamy, low carbonation, gently chalky finish.

D: pretty damn tasty, and probably the first brown ale I have truly enjoyed. To my palate it is like a stout "lite." I would definitely get this again.

Erish, Jan 05, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

discdueler, Nov 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18%

kilobees, May 09, 2014
Photo of kynap55
2/5  rDev -45.4%

kynap55, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of enfield249
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown in color, slim band of white foam.

S - Dark fruits, brown bread, some nice roasty smells.

T - Reminds me of a fruit cake, minus the sweetness. Or a spice cake maybe. Very nice.

M - Full, but not thick like a stout. Stays in one ball, doesn't spread out much.

D - Very drinkable. I could have one of these every day in the winter.

enfield249, Jan 07, 2008
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Grinky, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of NeutroMan
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours an extremely dark brown with virtually no head to speak of despite a hard pour.

Smell: Strong malty sweetness - mostly chocolate and toasted nuts.

Taste: Again, high malty flavor, and again it's mostly toasty and chocolate-y with medium bitterness. Medium dry finish on the malty aftertaste. I am picking up some alcohol warmth, too.

Mouthfeel: Medium-low bodied with low carbonation. Feels a little weak and watery, just lacking some "oomph."

Drinkability: Noticeable alcohol in the aftertaste limits its drinkability somewhat, definitely a sipper. It's not a bad effort, just seems to be missing too many pieces for a really good brown ale.

NeutroMan, Nov 26, 2010
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3/5  rDev -18%

ZPB, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of DerekP
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cabin Fever Brown Ale from New Holland Brewing Co. Tried a sample of this at a local bar a few winters ago from the tap. My unsophisticated palate at the time drew hints of asphalt from the flavor. Let's hope I was just a young aficionado.

Smells like a smokey porter. Looks like one, too. Deep roasted barley; near charred. Fully roasted aroma. Sweet hop flowers describe the contour, making this one serve up an exceptional treat to the nose.

Oily-charred malts in the taste. Like it smells, but darker. Pretty reserved in the hops category when compared to the dark malts. Dry as the label claims, with a tamer finish. Very little astringency, but the alcohol is beginning to show face. That being said, it only stands at 6% ABV.

A solid, as expected body to this brew. Somewhere past medium, but not quite as thick as a stout. Crosses over into the realms of a porter. The malts-to-hops ratio, with the malts as the victor, renders this a highly drinkable option, and, for sure, I could see myself drinking a few of these while my wife imbibes hot cocoa in a cabin in the woods surrounded by the stark cold of winter. Cheers!

DerekP, Dec 31, 2010
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

sketchyhoodie, Feb 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Slikpitt, Feb 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

DubCo21, Apr 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

jbierling, Mar 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Mxsluis, Jul 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

FilumDee, Jan 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

rheimbro, Nov 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

moshea, Monday at 03:06 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

JohnFatAss, Apr 15, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

PrendUnVerreDeBiere, Aug 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

Louski, Mar 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

BellsFan, Jan 29, 2012
New Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 707 ratings.