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Cabin Fever - New Glarus Brewing Company

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436 Ratings

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Ratings: 436
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 26
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wheatyweiss on 01-15-2010)
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.5%

01-09-2012 20:46:44 | More by djrn2
Photo of Thorpe429


3.15/5  rDev -11.3%

Big thanks to BeerFMAndy for getting a nice box of New Glarus out to me. Served in a New Glarus tasting glass.

Pours a clear golden color with a nice white head and a touch of lacing on the way down. The nose carries some faint honey and a bit of light bready malt. The flavor hits the light honey notes again with a touch of breadiness through the finish. Some chewiness and a light-medium body. Good carbonation. This was a fairly-solid brew, but I found the honey to be a distraction.

04-10-2012 00:48:37 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of brentk56

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +3.7%

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a nice head; good retention and lacing

Smell: Vaguely sweet and grainy but rather undestinct

Taste: Opens with a bready flavor that adds some grainy elements and a hint of honey by mid-palate; after the swallow, the malty sweetness and the honey dominate though the grainy character persists underneath

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Easy to drink but I am afraid the addition of the honey does nothing for me

Thanks, ThomasHardy, for the opportunity

05-16-2010 18:23:37 | More by brentk56
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.7%

light amber, golden in color with a light bit of haze to it. Off white head, maybe an inch and a half creeps up the sides and sits down on top for a while.

Light caramel, bready notes are highlighted here. Sweet with a light undertone of some herbal hops peeking though. A light touch of dark fruit perhaps? Possibly but a sweet, caramel malty lager type aroma is what is predominant here. toffee, hints of buttery like notes persisting now as it comes up in temperature. Fades smoothly, leaving a creamy and sweet flavor on the tongue that snaps back with a nice hop bite at the finish. Nice carbonation never lets it get too heavy or over zealous in any way. Lends itself to being a very nice and quite drinkable

Overall very drinkable, in fact really could not get enough of this one. It's a style I see far too little of as of late, and would relish the chance to touch base with it again.

07-06-2011 01:36:28 | More by mikesgroove
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

03-10-2013 18:24:37 | More by spycow
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3.78/5  rDev +6.5%

12 ounce bottle courtesy of Matt Simpson. Thanks, Matt!

Appearance: Pours out a yellow-hued body with good clarity and a foaming, fast evaporating, white head.

Smell: Some pale malts, a tad bready, with some pils malt, notes of lightly sweet-scented honey, herb, and modest underlying yeastiness.

Taste: Pils malts, a bit of graininess, and a medium degree of honeyed sweetness. Herbal hops, though light, as well as is the imparted bitterness. Hint of white grapeskins. Faintly yeasty. Drying, fairy clean finish where, though the overall carbonation is a bit light, there's a fast flash on tingliness as it closes out.

Mouthfeel: Falls somewhere just a bit shy of medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.

Overall: Solid little bock.

05-25-2012 18:08:32 | More by ChainGangGuy
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3.78/5  rDev +6.5%

Thanks to TATURBO for this one! This beer poured out as a nice clear yellow color. The head was fizzy and leave just a thin film over top of the beer. The smell is kind of on the weak side, not too much going on really besides some sweet malts on the nose. The taste of the beer is malty and has a subtle sweetness to it. The flavor is pretty good overall I found it to go great with my dinner. The mouthfeel had a good almost medium body to it with a good carbonation also. Overall I found this beer to be quite enjoyable.

07-25-2011 23:13:24 | More by Knapp85
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3.13/5  rDev -11.8%

Saw this in every single bar in SW Wisconsin over the weekend...

Poured into a pint, this is a crystal clear amber, a skunky whiff of noble hops when the bottle was opened. Some minor lacing at the edges. Fairly decent head retention, but it's nothing especially exciting to look at.

Aroma is grainy adjunct lager, truthfully it reminds me of a mild euro pils more than anything.

Flavor is similarly husky and grainy, with a very bare hint of clover honey in the aftertaste. Fairly light and fizzy, it doesn't hold your attention enough to drink much of this. Closer to a macro lager than any bock i've had. Just not enough in the flavor department.

02-16-2010 02:40:59 | More by emerge077
Photo of Jason


3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Golden and completely clear with a thick layer of white head on top, a good looking lager. Malty sweet aroma with a hint of honey, herbal hops and a fresh grassiness within. Fantastic smoothness off of this moderate bodied beer. Malty and perhaps a little sweet but more bready and dried hay flavor. Some sweetness does come from a remnant spec of honey which also bring a splash of warming alcohol. Finishes with a clean graininess and faint honey.

A tight little bock, Oddly I'd prefer to drink this beer on a day like today which reached a sweltering 90*F than in the winter. Either way this is good drinking here.

04-08-2010 01:09:54 | More by Jason
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3.58/5  rDev +0.8%

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear gold, with 2 rich foamy fingers of thick bright-white head. This retains with a ½ finger of creamy froth that rings the sides of the glass with robust sticky lace. The aroma has a sweet base of honey and grains in the nose, with a good bit of citric hops mixing in (I’m getting a lot of lemon) to give this an overall zesty smelling tanginess.

The taste mirrors this, with the bready grains of the malt and a honeyed sweetness splashing the tongue, blending in with a good bit of citrus flavors and a light tingle of hops with linger on the palate with a dry earthiness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with some sharpness to the carbonation on the tongue, before moving out into a softer feeling creaminess that fills the mouth and helps keep this smooth.

This is a little sweeter than I would expect for a Maibock, with the honey addition here giving this a bit more of an approachable nature than what I would normally find in the style. This was overall pretty flavorful though and drank rather easily for 6%. This is definitely a good starter for getting someone into Bock beers.

05-31-2011 17:58:51 | More by Kegatron
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Bottle shared by Thorpe, thanks. Served in a snifter, beer is yellow and clear with a lazy white head of small bubbles, some lacing, moderate retention, low carbonation.

Aroma is plain, yeast, lager.

Beer is eh, a little dry on the finish a little grainy, interesting a fine little lager, I wouldn't have guessed it to be a Maibock though. Probably not a repeat for me.

04-10-2012 16:47:25 | More by drabmuh
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3.68/5  rDev +3.7%

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours macro yellow with a white head. The aroma is corny with some wheat. The flavor is corn, wheat, some fruit and honey. Not very much hop character in the beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not bad but nothing special.

02-25-2010 00:13:35 | More by Mora2000
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New York

3.2/5  rDev -9.9%

From 3/6/10 notes. thanks to nimbleprop for sharing a local DC tasting.

a - Pours a nice golden color with no head and a little carbonation.

s - Smells mostly of wheat and bready malts. Maybe a little bit of sweet fruit, but not much.

t - Tastes of wheat, honey, bread or grain, and maybe hints of fruit.

m - Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

d - This beer was ok. Nothing special, but not bad. Would have liked a little more out of the smell and taste.

03-08-2010 15:56:06 | More by mdfb79
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Pours clear golden with a thin white head that becomes a thin wisp. Spotted lacing sticks.

The smell is of honey, some grain, a hint of alcohol.

The taste of honey is strong upfront and in the aftertaste. Very grainy middle. Subtle floral dryness keeps sweetness from being cloying. Mild alcohol warmth shows.

Thinner than expected, with ample carbonation. Still, it's pretty smooth.

It's a stronger pale lager with honey - making it a honey bock.

12-22-2013 18:57:34 | More by jwc215
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

04-27-2012 05:18:50 | More by MarkyMOD
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-01-2011 20:21:22 | More by imperialking
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District of Columbia

3.63/5  rDev +2.3%

12 oz bottle from oach (I think?) poured into a nonic.

Pours a clear, straw golden color with a yellow tinted off white head, initially fluffy and thick and fades to a cap and film with streaky lacing. Sweet malty aroma, caramel like and prominent honey notes with additional hints of grain. Flavor is fairly sweet, with the honey dominating the flavor with the caramel malt body, not quite as much grain or breadiness in the body as expected. Medium bodied with fine soft carbonation. Overall, fairly boring and one dimensional. For my taste strikes me as more of a crisp, refreshing sweet summer beer than a winter selection.

06-07-2010 02:58:44 | More by yourefragile
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3.85/5  rDev +8.5%

Thanks goes out to beerwolf77 for this one.

Pours a nice clean/clear golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy white head, with leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some nice spice notes. The taste is sweet, malty, and alittle spicyness. Medium body. Drinkable, a very tasty brew, I like it.

05-04-2010 23:39:52 | More by Wasatch
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District of Columbia

3.48/5  rDev -2%

Shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike.

The beer is light yellow and transparent with a quarter inch of white head. The aroma consists of grain, bready malt, a touch of lemon, and a hint of alcohol. The flavor is grainy, with a prominent lager malt presence. Fruity aftertaste. Light bodied with moderately low carbonation. Overall, this was ok.

04-08-2012 21:13:19 | More by Huhzubendah
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

01-24-2014 17:49:23 | More by Gonzoillini
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-30-2011 03:16:40 | More by brandoman63
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Ontario (Canada)

2.93/5  rDev -17.5%

12 oz bottle, got from a random dude parked beside us at DLD. Thanks random guy!

Pours a very clear and bright yellow, some golden highlights, thin white head forms and settles down to a thin ring around the glass, a few lace chunks stick to the glass, looks alright.

Smell is nice, very clean and malty, light lager/pilsneresque, honey sweetness, a bit of floral, some grassy hoppiness, the honey character is pretty intense, a bit of toasty malt, oats, some caramel, alright.

Taste is very light and weak, a bit of sour maltiness, some honey, floral, a bit of grassiness, basically tastes like your standard macro lager.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation, goes down easy but isn't very good.

07-21-2010 02:06:04 | More by Viggo
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3.63/5  rDev +2.3%

Crystal clear bright sun yellow body. Thin and wispy dirtied white froth sits on top. It clings nicely to the walls of my glass as I drink. Aroma is solid. Sweet, malty and honeyish, with malty being the most dominant aroma. The flavor is grainy malt with sweet honey accents. Fairly nondescript. Solid for what it is, but not a lot of depth or richness. Carbonation is fairly prickly and the body is medium. Very even keeled and mellow.

02-17-2010 05:26:14 | More by Bighuge
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3.3/5  rDev -7%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Sam Adams pint glass. poured a clear golden color with a bright white two finger head. It had some pretty good head retention and left excellent lacing on the sides of the glass. fantastic looking beer.

The aroma has some grainy malt flavors with a little sweet honey coming through. The taste is light with grain and some sweet honey making up the bulk of the flavor.

Mouthfeel is light and carbonation is moderate. Drinkability is good, it's a lighter beer but has enough flavor to make it a nice drinking lighter beer. probably not enough flavor for my personal tastes but a good version of the style.

03-19-2010 20:38:04 | More by billab914
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3.65/5  rDev +2.8%

Another from my stash, courtesy of Levifunk. Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a clear honey yellow, with a nice, fluffy, bright, white head that had very good retention and minimal lacing.

The aroma was a bit sweet, with some grain and hops in the background. The flavors were very similar, a sticky sweet taste with the grains being more visible on the tongue.

The body was very good, full and satisfying, although a bit sticky. Drinkability was excellent, I'd drink a lot of these if they were local to me.

Overall, a very nice beer, you should get some.

05-16-2010 23:13:40 | More by beertunes
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Cabin Fever from New Glarus Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 436 ratings.