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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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701 Ratings
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Ratings: 701
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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5/5  rDev +36.6%

JoeBoxer522, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear dark brown with two-finger, tan, creamy head that lasted a couple of minutes. Nice lacing.

S: Coffee and malt. Some earthy hops.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Brown sugar, cherry, and nutty. Nice.

M: Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Creamy and warm.

O: Not bad. Basically, a higher alcohol brown ale for the winter season. Appearance was descent. Nose and taste were a bit mild. Mouthfeel was pretty good. Overall, not bad, but not great.

SolipsismalCat, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of ATPete
4/5  rDev +9.3%

ATPete, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of Rico488
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Rico488, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +9.3%

imperialking, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of JTADD
4/5  rDev +9.3%

JTADD, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of barnzy78
4/5  rDev +9.3%

barnzy78, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of ortie
4/5  rDev +9.3%

ortie, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of jbphoto88
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cabin fever pours a deep brown color that is almost too dark to see through. The head is fluffy brown, sticky and reminds of fine latte frothed milk. A real look of a beer.

The nose is thin but still malty. A touch of brown sugar and roasted grains. Very simple and nice.

The taste is a lot like the nose in that it's very simple. Roasted malts covered with brown sugar and a little cream. It's a smooth flavor and makes it easy to drink.

Mouthfeel is slick and creamy with a subtle carbonation. Cabin fever is a simple, easy drinking brew that you can stick with all night. It's nothing to slouch at but there are better browns out there. Well worth trying if you see it.

jbphoto88, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of thisladyluck
4/5  rDev +9.3%

thisladyluck, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of RepMichigan
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Serving out of a twelve ounce bottle into a Bavarian inn glass

Appearance: dark brown, little to no head retention

Smell: smells floral with a hint of earthy tones

Taste: You can taste a bit of floral tones, some hoppy flavors. Not much malt going on, some spicy flavors though

Mouth feel: light carbonation little bit of alcohol comes through the end

Overall: a good beer, not one i will revisit often but enjoyable

RepMichigan, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Cabin Fever pours a hazelnut brown color that is transparent but too dense for much light to get through. A few ruby rays manage the feat. A small tan head bubbles up and away, leaving only a small ring around the edge of the glass and no noticeable lace.

Smell: Caramel and toasted malts, cocoa, some butterscotch and peat.

Taste: The flavor starts out with dark, lightly roasted malts that provide some sweetness. A bit of caramel, raisin, and a touch of molasses. Toward the end there is some some earth spices and a quick soft of smoke.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation strikes a crisp tone up front and has a softer creamy nature at the back end. Overall the body is smooth, slightly grainy toward the end, with light lingering sweetness and an oily residue. A buttery feel is noticeable up front but fades by the end. There are some

Overall: I am not sure exactly what to make of this beer. It has a few nice flavors, but with each sip I like it a little bit less. Off flavor

KickInTheChalice, Nov 24, 2011
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3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle

A - dark mahogany in color, slight off white head good glass lacing.

S - Get a subdued scent of coffee, maybe some toffee,

T - More going on here, get some nice toasted maltiness, some raisins, a slight maple sweetness.

M - Medium bodied mild carbonation.

O - A nicely balanced brew, shows some dryness on the finish which I always like

stercomm, Nov 22, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

MacStinson, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Another6Pack, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

KC9LDB, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of dorianmarley
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is almost-black with chestnut brown hints. Great, creamy/frothy head with very nice lacing.

Nose is roasted coffee beans, but less sweet than a coffee stout. Raisins are strong, and so is chicory.

Taste is plenty of raisins and caramel. Dark, roasted hops, and a light smoke are throughout. Great, light maple syrup flavor. Light hops at the end.

Mouthfeel is very smooth. The bold flavors suggest that a bite should come, but it never does. Carbonation is light, and the frothy head gives it a nice creaminess. It could use a bit more carbonation.

Overall, a smooth, decadent beer that is perfect for a cold night.

dorianmarley, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

FedExPope, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

MichiganHopHead, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

captainbearcat, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

rwilde, Nov 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18%

thearsenal, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

Lozanoa11, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

horrorspecialty, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of bsp77
3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Dark reddish-brown with nice light tan cap and some minor lacing lines.

Smell: Pretty sweet, with lots of caramel and fruitiness (plum, raisins, cherry). Maybe a touch of rye, and dry spices from the hops.

Taste: Very sweet upfront, with brown sugar, caramel, dark fruit and cherry. Toward the finish there is a light nuttiness and spiciness, which leads to a noble hop aftertaste. A medicinal aftertaste also develops after a while, which really starts to bother me.

Feel: Medium to full body with relatively low carbonation. Finish is a little dry despite the initial sweetness.

Overall: Pretty much as expected for a Brown Ale that has an elevated alcohol content. However, the finishing hops don't mesh with the malts and the medicinal aftertaste is a major issue. Decent.

bsp77, Nov 13, 2011
New Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 701 ratings.