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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: 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

stoutlover1978, Feb 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

aflyershckyfan, Feb 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

drewski87, Feb 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

jaxray8, Feb 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

cynical1027, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of iparules
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

iparules, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of bdkucharski
4/5  rDev +9.3%

bdkucharski, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

brendaniel, Feb 18, 2012
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2/5  rDev -45.4%

JCFinn, Feb 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

akttr, Feb 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Tyrawlings, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of beerthulhu
3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Cola color with fire brick highlights glisten from the light upon the exit from the bottle. The head is scant,tawny, weak on the hold and selfish on the lace.

S: Soft cola nuttiness with a bit of dry roastiness. Ripe dark fruit skins.

T: The flavor is softly roasted with indications of dark fruit and some dark coffee. Burnt caramel sweetness with a lingering roasty bitterness of moderate proportions.

M: tight and bubbly with a medium body, warm roastiness on the hold.

O: Overall an ok flavor. It seems to fit the parameters of requirements per style, but just didn’t seem all that exciting to drink. A bit bigger then an ideal session brown, but not quite as robust as a big brown. Unlikely revist with so many better examples available.

beerthulhu, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of centurian62
4.78/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite Brown Ales. Cabin Fever is the quintessential winter brown. I am fortunate enough to get it at the brewery, however, in a bottle is pretty close to the tap. It has a fantastic malty flavor and aroma and finishes cleanly with a great malt aftertaste. If you are forced to drink one brown ale the rest of your life, this would be a fantastic choice!

centurian62, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of bringmetobelgium
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

bringmetobelgium, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of Guden
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Deep dark brown with one inch of orangey tanned leather colored head.

S- A harsh ash character with a lot of fruity sweetness as well. Seems like a harsh porter, not what I was expecting.

T- The harshness of the nose is much more refrained into a moderate smokey and roast ash flavor that blends with a chocolaty caramel character that's nice. It's a lot like a cross between a porter and an English brown ale but there isn't the hoppiness I expect from an American brown.

M- Pretty thick and syrupy with medium to low carbonation, pretty on point for a porter but a bit heavy for this sweeter version. Still fills the mouth nicely and goes down easily.

D- This is a nice beer that might not adhere to a specific style well but is a nice in between of a more roasty porter and a sweeter brown.

Guden, Feb 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

Fallingonwater10, Feb 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

AndrewMichael, Feb 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

senorscientist, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of RunForYourBeer
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown with a thin white head.

S: Dark fruits, brown sugar, and caramel with hints of chocolate.

T: Raisin, carmel with some sweetness. The finish has a bit of nuttiness to it.

M: A bit thin and could do with less carbonation.

O: Solid but a bit thin.

RunForYourBeer, Jan 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

BellsFan, Jan 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

mrebeka, Jan 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

Rostie, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, the beer was dark in color with a slight tint of red. The immediate nose of the beer was that of dark dried fruit and raisin. The taste of this beer is pretty accurately described on the bottle. In itself, that is somewhat unusual. The raisin and rye flavors are very evident, and the raisin flavor is quite tolerable. I was concerned that the flavors would bring a grainy sensation, but this was not the case. The flavors changed in the aftertaste to a molasses and slightly nutty flavor. As a brown ale, it is smooth with certain mild hints of sourness. I heard some negative and positive things about this beer so I was pleasantly surprised.

JohnnyHopps, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of minterro
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

3$ pint at Woody's Oasis in East Lansing.

A & S: A very similar aroma to when I had it in the bottle: rich molasses, chocolate, brown sugar, toasted sugar coated almonds, and buttery bread. Deep red-ish black colored beer. Tan foamy head that dies quickly to nothing.

T & M: Not even close to as rich and creamy as I remembered it (its almost came off watery this time). Toasty nuts and some smokiness, but overall this beer was pretty plain and boring this time around. Kind of an acidic bitter but smooth finish. Medium to low bodied low to no carbonation.

O: I don't know if the keg was almost gone but this beer wasn't even close to how good it was in a bottle.

minterro, Jan 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18%

Independant, Jan 18, 2012
New Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 705 ratings.