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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: 785
Reviews: 278
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 14
Gots: 53 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-29-2002)
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3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.21/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear but almost opaque dark brown in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation and moderate amounts of dark amber + cola brown highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy dark beige head that reduces to a medium to large patch of medium thick film surrounded by a thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of lightly roasted and dark malts with a light aroma of chocolate.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of lightly roasted malts with a light amount of bittersweet chocolate flavors. Hints of caramel and coffee. Light amounts of lingering bitterness from the roasted malts.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Creamy and smooth.

O: I enjoyed this beer more than I thought I would and was pleasantly surprised by the roastiness to the flavors. Really nice winter beer and I would likely grab this one again.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.24/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of HamdenHector
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: cola brown - a bit of mahogany at the edges; 1 finger khaki head that receded to a thin collar; OK lacing;

S: roasted grains, and bittersweet chocolate; hops are hidden behind that;

T: follows the nose up front; by mid-palate, it's got some nut and tobacco with a little molasses; perhaps a touch of citrus in the background; a bit of bitterness at the finish;

M: medium to full bodied; moderate carbonation; slightly dry;

O: very enjoyable; I would have liked the hops to be more present, in aroma, flavor, and bitterness;

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4.8/5  rDev +31.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

very tasty beer, was pleasantly surprised after seeing it only has a good rating

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Nice full bodied ale

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of barczar
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%

Chocolatey, light roast, and a fairly bitter finish. On the sweet side, but I really enjoyed the coffee character. There's just a touch of acrid notes.

Photo of cbutova
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

New Holland hitting New England. From random grabs in other states over the years I have found most of their beers solid. Cheap singles are never a terrible thing (almost never).

A- Poured into a tall chalice from the 12oz bottle with a dark brown body and a massive, foamy tan cap. The bubbles are very fine and retention is rather amazing. Hopefully not overcarbed. Huge pillows of lace as the head dies with rings of thick lace at the end of each sip.

S- Malty aroma with both heavily toasted and medium roast character. Dark chocolate comes to mind beneath the toasted nuts, caramelized brown sugars, cocoa cereal and slight dried dark fruits. Almost all malts though.

T- Sweetness and more dark fruits and a spiciness seem to open up and gain strength compared to the aroma. They take away just a bit from a rich maltiness of heavily toasted grains, soothing smoke, milk chocolate, slight roast, crystal caramel sugars and bread.

MF- Medium bodied overall with a consistency that is silky and fairly creamy with just a bit of a chewy aspect. Carbonation is about moderately placed. Finishes somewhat bitter with toastiness lingering.

I gotta say they got the toastiness of this brew to match up nicely with the name and label. I really do like the malts here but something spicy and fruity from the yeast clashes just a bit on my palate. Chocolate and smoke do good deeds though. Impressive looks too.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Flounder57
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A good sized off white head was poured that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a dark brown amber color with no vision of anything. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank too.

Smell: Nutty, caramel, roasted, malty, earthy, and some chocolate.

Taste: Picking up a little smoke in the back of the palate with all the above mentioned aromas. Some bitterness in there too.

Mouthfeel: A bit chewy, smooth, malty, light to medium bodied, a little bitterness, and low to medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty nice easy drinking and flavorful brown ale. Another good brew from these guys.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

This is better than expected. I drank an Imperial Stout before this and it holds up in the flavor department!

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3.65/5  rDev -0.3%

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New Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 785 ratings.