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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

855 Ratings
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Ratings: 855
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.08%
Wants: 15
Gots: 88 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-29-2002

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Ratings: 855 | Reviews: 295
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look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Clear, nice dark brown color. Weak, white to light tan head.

S: Not much in the smell department. Light malty smell.

T: It is maltier than I expected, slightly in an English style, and does not have much of a hop finish, but was still relatively balanced

M: Velvety, but with a clean aftertaste

O: Good brown, make sure to let it warm up a bit. Not overly unique.

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3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a tasting glass.

Looks very much like coke under the head. The head itself looks a silky caramel close to an inch thick.

My smell is almost gone so ill skip this part.

Tastes like roasted nuts and bitter chocolate. Slightly sweet molasses also. Roastier than most browns.

Velvety texture.

I love brown ales and this one is very nice. It would be good with a western burger.

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3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - dark brown with reddish edges; a quarter of an inch of soft, dense, brown head that has decent retention

S - grainy and sweet at first, but then nutty, roasty, and big caramel aromas

T - big caramel maltiness, big nutty character, some stickiness, very faint graininess, a mildly bitter finish

M - medium bodied, a bit crisp, a tad light at times

This is a decent brown ale. It doesn't have anything that separates it from the crowd, but it is brewed to style and is easily drinkable. If you're looking for an unoffensive, solid brown ale, then this is it. If you're looking for something more, you should look elsewhere. I'm glad I tried it once, but I won't be seeking it out again.

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3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Date: 26 January 2013...
Glassware: chiseled mug....
Occasion: celebrating Will's triumphant first violin performance...
Appearance: shines a dark ruby body with a thick, frothy brown head; promising effervescence...
Aroma: the label promises rye, roast and raisin, and I oddly detect those scents; the roasted element is particularly appreciated...
Taste: First tastes are of caramel and raisin, somewhat sweet and mellow...
Palate: medium bodied with a warming presence at the throat that elongates the aftertaste. A noticeably effected beginning at the teeth as well--one can "breath" this beer out, in a sense....
Overall: A decent abv (6.2%) makes this a useful as well as enjoyable brew; the label is befitting its proper setting for consumption. I am not a fan of raisins per se, but I can be persuaded by the roasted atmosphere of this profile. This is the only bottle I purchased--I built my own winter six at Shop-Rite--but I would revisit this at a later date.

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3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served a medium brown colored beer with a one finger cream colored head. The head faded relatively quickly leaving a light level of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma was roasty and sweet. There was a good presence of chocolate and roasted malt with a sweet caramel and some milky smells. With these sweeter and roasted aromas there is a light toasted nut smell which rounds out the rest of the aromas nicely.

Taste – The taste begins with a good roasted malt, chocolate, and some caramel flavors. The chocolate takes on a more milk chocolate flavor more toward the middle of the taste as some crème comes to the tongue. A small amount of coffee and hop flavors as well as some roasted nut come to the tongue. These flavors take the taste to its end, leaving a light nut, sweet, and roasty flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer was a bit more on the creamier side with a carbonation level that was on the lower side. This created a very smooth feel on the tongue which was wonderful for the roasted, chocolate, and light nut flavors of the brew.

Overall – A rather tasty and moderately sweet brown ale with a smooth feel and a good drinkability. Quite a nice one to try if you get a chance.

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4.83/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a deep, dark brown…awesome, finger thick khaki colored head formed and stayed…nice legs all over the glass…super, duper inviting…(5/5)

Smell: Caramel malts! Sweet, creamy, deep malt aroma…dark fruits, brown sugar, vanilla…I’m expecting a rich, creamy flavor…this thing smells awesome! (4.5/5)

Taste: Creamy, vanilla, toasted malt…there’s some earthy hops balancing the malts finely, creating a fantastic flavor…some coffee, chocolate, bready/sweet malts, vanilla, caramel and sugar adding tones that round out this fine brew…no alcohol heat to speak of…as it warms, the deeper chocolate notes begin to flourish…fantastic! (5/5)

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation…fluff does form creating chocolate shake taste, making my mouth salivate…ends crisply, some creamy chocolate, malt after taste…my mouth is watering for more…(4.5/5)

Overall: This is a fantastic brown ale, one of the best beers I’ve tried in a while…the creamy, malt flavor isn’t exotic by any means, but works so well here…it’s not overly hoppy or bitter, just balanced superbly…the phrase, “drinkable” doesn’t do this ale justice, I could easily drink 3 or 4 of these in a sitting and be very happy…there is no sign of the 6.8% ABV in the flavor, I’m expecting this to sneak up on me…absolutely nothing missing from this brew, I couldn’t recommend it more…go get a six pack and you’ll thank me later…(5/5)

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New Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
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