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Cabin Fever - New Glarus Brewing Company

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468 Ratings

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Ratings: 468
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 27
Gots: 29 | 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:
Beer added by: wheatyweiss on 01-15-2010

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Photo of RoamingGnome
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap, out for some wings. Arrived at my table in a standard pint glass.

A) Not much to write home about here. Golden in color, clean and clear. Really wasn't much head. No lacing noted.

S) Mild aroma, light malt, slightly sweet and a tad grassy. Nothing bold, but fairly appealing to my sense of smell.

T) Nicely balanced flavors. Grain and pale malt, mixed with a perfect kiss of honey. This finishes with a touch of hops that is very fresh and grassy.

M) Quite a smooth brew. Goes down with ease. Crisp and refreshing, clean aftertaste. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Well done...

O) While not spectacular, this one has a lot more positives than negatives. A real easy drinker, that I would gladly recommend.

Photo of stuttg4rt
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Natetoad
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: What can I say this light lager looks light and clear. It's a good setup for what's about to come.

Smell: What comes off is mostly the smell of a clean lager yeast. Near the end I got the floral notes of what I believe is the honey used.

Taste: Very delicate balance of flavors in this one. Pale malts, light honey, and just the slightest touch of hops all mingle with the clean lager yeast. You're not going to get blown away with any bold flavors, but nothing that goes into this beer will step on another's toes.

Mouthfeel: I like the level of carbonation that increases the body just a bit after you get all of the delicate flavors.

All in all I like this as a session beer. A little lighter than many maibocks, but it's also more well balanced (something New Glarus is amazing at).

Photo of fiedler84
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Lemke10
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at local Buffalo Wild Wings in Janesville, Wisconsin in Early 2012.

Pours a clear golden amber color with lots of carbonation. Has a dry, malty scent to it. There are some hints of honey in its taste. Quite smooth and refreshing with a great drinking texture. Some cinnamon and clove spice in the after taste. A nice beer for a cold Wisconsin day.

Photo of MkUltra84
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of bpgpitt10
2.51/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Straw yellow with little to no head despite a fairly aggressive pour.
S: Not much. A little bit of a light citrus and sweetness.
T: Light hop bitterness, but not really any of the pine or citrus from hops. Some grain and bread flavors. Maybe a bit of honey, but I might be tring to convince myself of this. Very mild flavors all around.
M: Mild carbonation and quite thin. Finishes clean.

O: This reminds me a lot of BMC stuff frankly. The flavors have a bit more going on than BMC for sure so I will give it that. This seems like a big summer session beer… sort of like BMC. I can't say I would ever buy this again.

Maybe I don't appreciate the style fully. But if this is a fair representation of it, then people need to stop knocking American Adjunct like it's a POS... cuz this beer really isn't a huge switch from those. It's cleaner all around which is the key difference I'd say.

Photo of Cubsfan1087
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of rayj212
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of rocklibster
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a lovely transparent golden straw color with a single finger of sticky foam collar. Smells very bready and mildly sweet / floral, taste is even milder than the nose presents, lightly carbonated and also light bodied, maintains a honey bread feel and flavor throughout everything, a fun thirst quencher that does make me think about spring for having a sole hopping emphasis on floral tones. Cons : It could stand some flavor amplification.

Photo of yooper920
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of JayTurk
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of Vicsvapo
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of AleWatcher
3.89/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle given to me for no real reason by backfat-- one of the hairiest guys I've ever shared a bed with!

Served in a dimpled mug.
Very clear, light olden body. Two fingers of white head started strong, but faded fast.
Smells of toasted sweet malt with a little clean spicy hop note.
Very mild and subdued, and despite my belief that honey ferments all the way out, I seem to distinctly pick up some notes from it-- especially blending into the otherwise dry finish. Floral and spicy hops present with a nice touch of bitterness and an overall warming sensation in my throat.
Body is just about perfect; medium, little oily, and good carbonation.

Overall-- another solid take on a style by NG. There is a good reason why they are one of the largest breweries in the US-- they competently make good beer.

Photo of greenbeer29
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Localdrinklax
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of livingtodie
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of CWhite
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Mrpickles
3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of sweetpaulie73
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Pencible
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a clear light gold with moderate white head.
S: It smelled like bready lager yeast and wild clover honey, with pecan and copper.
T: It tasted like sweet honey and sugary wheat bread, with some lager yeast and nutty malt. It had a very light and clean aftertaste that was sweet with a bit of sour.
M: It was oily with moderate carbonation. Nice slick body.
D: This was a delicate and enjoyable brew. It was maybe bolder fresh, but the scent and taste were still good after 9+ months. The body was nice too, and there was no alcohol noticeable, so it was very easy to drink. Nothing exciting about this beer, but it's still recommended for a nice change of pace.

Cabin Fever from New Glarus Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 468 ratings.