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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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BA SCORE
83
good

692 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 692
Reviews: 262
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 11
Gots: 23 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-29-2002)
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-09-2013 22:09:54 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Vince1979

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +23%

04-05-2013 23:40:46 | More by Vince1979
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screamking

Ohio

3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into snifter.

This beer pours dark brown with small light tan head. Darker than a lot of brown ales I've seen lately. Strong roasted aroma, with lots of caramel in there too. Smell almost reminds of peanut butter cookies.

That roasted aroma follows in the tase. Roasted walnut comes to mind. A good amount of sweetness in the taste as well. There's lots of carbonation in feel and it also leaves your mouth very dry. Overall feel is light and this can be drunk all night all.

This is one of my favorite brown ales available. It's more of a winter brown with the roasted notes, but it can be enjoyed in the summer too. I would drink it on hot days but warm nights by the fire are perfect.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 21:09:02 | More by screamking
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alelover

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-26-2013 04:02:20 | More by alelover
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drt72

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-24-2013 18:42:22 | More by drt72
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runlikeakenyan

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-23-2013 23:12:48 | More by runlikeakenyan
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Lukass

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-20-2013 23:43:25 | More by Lukass
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chucksim

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-17-2013 18:12:16 | More by chucksim
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jbierling

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-15-2013 01:57:13 | More by jbierling
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djhovajk

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-15-2013 00:50:23 | More by djhovajk
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breakingbland

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-14-2013 11:17:21 | More by breakingbland
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AmoDman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-13-2013 05:36:06 | More by AmoDman
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mmsimmons

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

03-12-2013 22:26:28 | More by mmsimmons
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Cryptic

Michigan

4.71/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This by far is my favorite, has a smooth taste and easy to drink. I tried this in Holland MI and have been buying this one ever since. My only complaint is I get to full on them to fast. If you want a great beer buy this one. Really enjoy this beer and keep returning to it.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 01:58:04 | More by Cryptic
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-09-2013 22:50:29 | More by spycow
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steveh

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Local had a sale going on this -- distro must be trying to clear out some seasonals. $7 a sixer, couldn't pass it up.

A -- Clear, deep garnet-brown with a dense tan head that holds up well.

S -- Earthy character with some light caramel and cocoa, mild roasted malts, and the lightest of spicy hops back -- also some pepperiness from alcohol at the end.

T -- Big roasted malts up front with some caramel and nutty characters. Very mild fruitiness and hop bitterness follows. The roasted malt and caramel lingers in the aftertaste.

M -- Medium full body with a chewy mouthfeel and alcohol hotness in the finish, even lightly solvent with warming. There are smoother Browns out there.

O -- A good winter beer for warming up after too long in the elements. Goes down pretty smooth, but the hotness from the alcohol can fatigue the palate.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 21:51:02 | More by steveh
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

03-07-2013 21:45:14 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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RWLawman

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown with a thin off-white head that reduces to a fingernail. Scattered, but minimal lacing left behind.

S - Caramel and malt dominate the smell. Actually somewhat unpleasant, if you ask me. But I base very little off of the smell of a beer anyway.

T - Extremely malty, with some chocolate notes, a nutty flavor in the middle, and caramel, maybe with a hint of molasses as well. Love the heavy malt presence on this one though.

M - Very smooth and moderately thick. Velvety in a sense. Low to moderate carbonation. Goes down great, with a hint of creaminess on the back.

O - I was very impressed with this offering by New Holland. I'm partial to porters, stouts, and browns. Smuttynose Old Dog Brown is the best American Brown made in my opinion, but this isn't all that far behind. Could definitely see looking for this one in the future.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 23:27:35 | More by RWLawman
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GRE680

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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Missouri

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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mpeterdpt

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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dasunder

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

02-24-2013 00:10:57 | More by dasunder
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Falcone

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-22-2013 23:31:16 | More by JohnnieNepal
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czfreeman

California

4.23/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had to follow up Sand Creek's Lija's brown with something else, as it was pretty unpleasant.
Rich brown nutty tone. Nice creamy head, descends down leaving nice lacing,
Smells of toffee,carapils, chocolate malt, nice backing of biscuit. Hints of smoke, toffee, coffee, nuts, and chocolate intermingle to create what I love about brown ales.
Rich, smooth, satisfying, yet light enough to keep flavors in balance. Toffee, bitter cocoa, hazelnuts, biscuit, dark bread, pepper, nice finish of pepper/smoke/nuts/ toffee.
Mouthfeel is medium, rich enough to keep it interesting, and light enough to keep it highly drinkable.
Do I have Cabin Fever on this wintery Chicago night? Yes.
Does this fit it's name perfectly? Yes, well done NH.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 02:26:39 | More by czfreeman
New Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
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