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Cabin Fever - New Glarus Brewing Company

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482 Ratings

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Ratings: 482
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 28
Gots: 37 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: wheatyweiss on 01-15-2010

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Ratings: 482 | Reviews: 163
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4.38/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: I really don't know how better it could look. Pale yellow with golen hews. Streaming carbonation, 2 finger head. Wonderful.

Smell: Per the name, big dose of honey up front. Floral notes, Not much of a hop profile. Clean. Very approachable.

Taste: A wonderful taste. Very approachable and clean. Grains and malt with floral notes and a nice clean honey aspect. A little resin of past prime hops. Aftertaste is a sweet with a little bit of discombobulated grains.

Mouthfeeel: Light and clean. The viscosity matches the taste profile perfectly. The carbonation is there, wonderful.

Overall: This is a fantastic beer. I know most people will try to rate this lower because it's a shelf beer, but if I am honest, this beer is world class for the style and nearly overall. It's not rare, it's not BA and I didn't need to wake up at 4am to get this, but this beer is fan-freaking-tastic.

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This lager called a honey bock by the brewer provides a thick pillowy snow white head that clings to the clean pint glass eventually breaking down to a constant film. Completely clear and light golden.

Aromas of pilsener malt with just a hint of spicy European hops. Smells a lot like a typical American adjunct lager.

Taste is clean barley malt with a slight honey sweet finish. A little hop and carbonation tingle in this brew that has an overall soft mouthfeel. A vapory alcohol aroma, taste and finish is also detected.

Overall a simple beer that would fare better with a little more character (more spice, more malt taste or body) to carry the higher alcohol content. I like the kiss of sweetness and taste from the honey.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Light golden yet a crystal clear brew. One finger of white head with tiny little bubbles. As the head fades lacing sticks to the high water mark. Tiny bubbles of carbonation rise from the bottom.

S - Crispness and that German barely. I would say scent is mostly missing

T - Malty & frothy. This is going to sound harsh but it does resemble a Budweiser with out the buttery taste. that being said - I feel the only similarities start and end with the lager style and german barley used. The honey differentiates it from the macro and adds a very nice flavor. Not bitter whats so ever.

M - Malty and Frothy brew make the viscosity low. Nice feel. didn't feel watery at all. coats entire throat decently.

O - I have to say I'm pretty disappointed with the lack of honey scent or really the lack of an scent. Got a small taste of honey. mixes well. this is not a complex brew. easy to drink tho. I don't believe i would buy this again.

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3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice, soft, white head with a little lacing. Sweet malt and grassy hops aroma. STUNNING, brilliant gold color. Starts sweet with malt, a touch of hop, then has a TOUCH of a floraly, honey note. Finish is sublimely malty. Right as it switches to the finish, there is a grassy/grainy hop flavor, but then is is smooth malt, and again, a touch of honey in the back.

Wow, this is WAY more awesome than I was expecting. Sweet enough, but not too sweet. I love that touch of honey, too. And, the malt finish is perfect. Smooth, velvety mouthfeel, too!

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Cabin Fever from New Glarus Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.