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Cabin Fever - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

441 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 441
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.52%
Wants: 26
Gots: 20 | 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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3/5  rDev -15.5%

djrn2, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
3.15/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Thorpe429, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of brentk56
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

brentk56, May 16, 2010
Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

mikesgroove, Jul 06, 2011
Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

ChainGangGuy, May 25, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Knapp85, Jul 25, 2011
Photo of emerge077
3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

emerge077, Feb 16, 2010
Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Jason, Apr 08, 2010
Photo of Kegatron
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Kegatron, May 31, 2011
Photo of drabmuh
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

drabmuh, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Mora2000, Feb 25, 2010
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3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

mdfb79, Mar 08, 2010
Photo of jwc215
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

jwc215, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +12.7%

MarkyMOD, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%

BOTTLE: 12 fl oz brown glass, with a classy label design and an iconic branded gold/green pry-off pressure cap.

Courtesy of the very generous Duff27.

Served at fridge temp into De Molen stemware and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery, for which I have huge respect.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: Four fingers wide. Off-white colour. Fluffy. Nicely frothy. Soft-looking. Has a smooth even consistency and a soft shiny complexion. Retention is quite good - 9+ minutes.

BODY: Clear translucent copper of above average vibrance. Has gold hues. Clean; no yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

Appears well-carbonated. Good-looking for a Maibock, but not unique or special. This is hard style to stick out in.

AROMA: Fresh evocative honey greets the drinker immediately. Clover honey, sure - but I'd never guess that if I tried the beer blind. Helles malts, honey malts, floral hop notes. Some nectary hops. Has a perfect honey sweetness. Honey dominates.

I'm really excited to try this; the honey aromatics are fantastic.

No yeast character, alcohol, or off-notes are detectable.

Overall, it's a pleasant aroma of average strength.

TASTE: Honey malts, (clover) honey, clove, helles malts, and mild hoppy notes of flowers and nectar. Balance is good, but not ideal. The honey dominates, but there isn't a whole lot else going on. That said, the honey is fresh and evocative.

Average flavour intensity, depth, and duration. Nice flavour amplitude. There's some limited subtlety here, but not as much as you'd expect given the brewery.

It's not a gestalt build, but it boasts notable cohesion. The honey helps bind all of the beer's constituent notes together.

No alcohol, yeast notes, or off-notes are detectable.

TEXTURE: Slighty sticky. Smooth, wet, medium-bodied. Slightly overcarbonated. Aptly thick. Has moderate weight and heft on the palate. Overall presence on the palate is good; this texture complements the taste well.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, or scratchy.

OVERALL: A drinkable enjoyable honey bock. It's nice for its style, but isn't world class overall. It hides its ABV well and goes down easy, but I wouldn't recommend friends go out of their way to track it down. Worth picking up if you come across it in a shop, but not on par with New Glarus' best offerings.

B-

kojevergas, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

imperialking, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of yourefragile
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

yourefragile, Jun 07, 2010
Photo of Wasatch
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Wasatch, May 04, 2010
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Huhzubendah, Apr 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Gonzoillini, Jan 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

brandoman63, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of Viggo
2.93/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Viggo, Jul 21, 2010
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3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

billab914, Mar 19, 2010
Photo of Bighuge
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Bighuge, Feb 17, 2010
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Cabin Fever from New Glarus Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 441 ratings.