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New Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

705 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 705
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 11
Gots: 26 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

harripat, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

jman005, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
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 ...

woodychandler, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

cbuckl14, Jun 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

TP_43, Jun 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

KevMo84, Jun 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

visualmartyr, Jun 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

neckbracesub, May 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

OldeSchool, May 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

kilobees, May 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

MikeWard, May 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

JWalterWeatherman, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

amalburg, May 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Snooprobirob, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

SkinniePost, Apr 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

BSuter, Apr 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

DubCo21, Apr 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

mkel0365, Apr 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Supra97, Apr 06, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Segelstrom, Apr 06, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Filabee, Apr 05, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Well, it's 35 degrees again and there's snowflakes blowing in the breeze. Must be April, right??
This beer is a perfect touch to another dog day of winter. Creamy mouthfeel, toasted and dark color with a roasty, malty flavor that makes indoors seem tolerable again. I think I'll load up the fireplace for one last look at winter...

The lacing makes this one an enjoyable sight, too, from top to bottom. New Holland does well with this one. Maybe I'll save one for August 4.

LooseGasCap, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

remy4x6, Mar 31, 2014
New Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 705 ratings.