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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: 844
Reviews: 290
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.08%
Wants: 15
Gots: 80 | 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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Photo of enelson
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of akylles
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Keith_R
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of mendvicdog
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of bum732
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

S: Very toasty grain, bready, slightly nutty.

L: Dark brown, some highlights when put up to the light. Little head that dissipates.

T: Toast like malt with hints of caramel. Medium low earthy bitterness. Finishes quite dry with a slight roasty finish. Fairly dry throughout.

M: Medium carbonation, medium bodied. Slight alcohol warmth.

Solid brown ale, fairly dry throughout.

Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of leinie13
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, very dark amber body with a finger-high head comprised of light tan froth.

Smell: Moderately roasty, nutty aroma, smelling of Breakfast Blend coffee, a firm shard of milk chocolate, walnuts, with a little touch of date fruitiness.

Taste: A roasty start, but not overly so, with tastes of sweetened coffee, fire-roasted nuts, light chocolate, even a little caramel in there. Small portion of dark fruitiness. Earthy, faintly leafy hops with sufficing bitterness to cut the initial malt sweetness. Roasty, toasty on the finish and into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: A solid, soundly malty brown ale for the colder months.

Photo of TastingRoomCharNtony
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of Ricochet
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Brown as advertised. Deep brown, little light came through, strong lace with little head.
S: Caramel and toasted malts with little else.
T: Full and creamy with a strong alcohol remainder. Just a bit sweet.
M: Creamy. Flowed through the mouth. Moderate bitter going down.
O: I'd buy this again. It's a standard of what a brown should taste like .

Photo of rudy0908
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Baldjosh
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Bunnyhops
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of discdueler
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of PopnLoads
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of rolive
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of mzeld
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of kojevergas
2.98/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

6.5% per my bottle. 17 plato. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Dick's Last Resort pilsner glass in me sister's gaff in low altitude Minneapolis, Minnesota. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average.

A: Pours a one finger khaki colour head of nice thickness and cream, and pretty decent retention considering the above average ABV. Colour is a very dark amber. Nontransparent but non-opaque. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Toasted malt, caramelization, floral hopping, some nutty notes, cream, biscuit malt, and still more caramelization. A moderate strength aroma.

T/Mf: Toasted smooth malts, creamy qualities, prominent nuts, biscuit malt, and minimal hopping. Balanced and tasty, if simple. Smooth and wet. Clean. Good carbonation. Good thickness. Alcohol does come through. No yeast is detectable.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. I wouldn't have it again, but it's a decent little brown ale. Doesn't hide its ABV all that well. Meh.


Photo of PorterLambic
4.47/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep, dark brown with a creamy tan head. Clear but with only a little light getting through (and giving it a reddish hue). Head drops to chunky thick film eventually but the retention is quite good. Only knock is there is very little lace.
Smell is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate all well balanced with a hint of hop.
Taste is coffee, toast, malt, baking chocolate, faint hops. Balance is very good.
Smooth, slightly drying with a mild warming from the alcohol bloom. Medium plus body with light, gentle effervescence. This is better than Newcastle for certain and I like some Newk.

Photo of buschbeer
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Royals21
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of FickleBeast
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours dark brown with a finger of mocha foam. Aroma is quite roasty with bitter black roast malt dominating.

First sip is rather smoky tasting, with a decent amount of sweetness. Not much hop flavor to speak of. This is just smoky, sweet, raisiny tasting.

Certainly an interesting take on an American Brown ale. The flavors work decently well with each other between the smoke, raisin, and licorice notes. But it doesn't pull me in and really excite my taste buds - I feel like after drinking one, I'm not in the mood to have another... it just grows on you in a negative way.

That being said - this is a nice beer, just not something I'd like to have everyday.

Photo of SometimesIfart
3.13/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours extremely dark brown with a finger and a half worth of head. Leaves no lacing.

S - Slight burnt malt, slight caramel. That's about it.

T - Moderate burnt malt, chestnuts, bread, burnt caramel, raisins.

M - Light to medium body with medium carbonation.

O - Overall, not a bad brew, although the flavors could have been more pronounced. I'd have again.

New Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 844 ratings.