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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: 820
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.08%
Wants: 15
Gots: 67 | 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 leroybrown10
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of barczar
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%

Chocolatey, light roast, and a fairly bitter finish. On the sweet side, but I really enjoyed the coffee character. There's just a touch of acrid notes.

Photo of cbutova
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

New Holland hitting New England. From random grabs in other states over the years I have found most of their beers solid. Cheap singles are never a terrible thing (almost never).

A- Poured into a tall chalice from the 12oz bottle with a dark brown body and a massive, foamy tan cap. The bubbles are very fine and retention is rather amazing. Hopefully not overcarbed. Huge pillows of lace as the head dies with rings of thick lace at the end of each sip.

S- Malty aroma with both heavily toasted and medium roast character. Dark chocolate comes to mind beneath the toasted nuts, caramelized brown sugars, cocoa cereal and slight dried dark fruits. Almost all malts though.

T- Sweetness and more dark fruits and a spiciness seem to open up and gain strength compared to the aroma. They take away just a bit from a rich maltiness of heavily toasted grains, soothing smoke, milk chocolate, slight roast, crystal caramel sugars and bread.

MF- Medium bodied overall with a consistency that is silky and fairly creamy with just a bit of a chewy aspect. Carbonation is about moderately placed. Finishes somewhat bitter with toastiness lingering.

I gotta say they got the toastiness of this brew to match up nicely with the name and label. I really do like the malts here but something spicy and fruity from the yeast clashes just a bit on my palate. Chocolate and smoke do good deeds though. Impressive looks too.

Photo of FlyingHellfish
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Flounder57
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A good sized off white head was poured that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a dark brown amber color with no vision of anything. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank too.

Smell: Nutty, caramel, roasted, malty, earthy, and some chocolate.

Taste: Picking up a little smoke in the back of the palate with all the above mentioned aromas. Some bitterness in there too.

Mouthfeel: A bit chewy, smooth, malty, light to medium bodied, a little bitterness, and low to medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty nice easy drinking and flavorful brown ale. Another good brew from these guys.

Photo of Matt_Felix
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of ordinarymatt
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of barhoc11
4/5  rDev +9%

This is better than expected. I drank an Imperial Stout before this and it holds up in the flavor department!

Photo of Fordknox
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Skurasky
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of OhioLimoncello
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of dl10689
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of Vandebd2
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.24/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown in color with minimal light penetrating it. A fingernail of beige head covers the majority of the top. Aroma is very sweet dark malt to the point of being cloying. The taste is overwhelmingly sweet dark malt with a light,smoky note. The mouth is thick and oily. Not a typical brown ale by any stretch of imagination.

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Durge
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of TheWiredDJ
3.45/5  rDev -6%

Photo of mamj89
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of salamiwagon
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of sion
3/5  rDev -18.3%

A solid, if unspectacular, brown ale.

Photo of Ikurzmann
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of JohnBender
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of jimmah120
3.45/5  rDev -6%

Thick, chewy, roasted and sweet: more of a oatmeal stout in my book.

Photo of jrborchert74
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ultrasrs
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

New Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 820 ratings.