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Cabin Fever Winter Ale - Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro

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BA SCORE
88
very good

66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-11-2002)
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Erik-P, Sep 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

sloelco, Sep 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

GClarkage, Jul 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

gnaztee, May 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Czequershuus, Apr 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

BillRoth, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Lazaro, Feb 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Kopfschuss, Oct 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

TwoTrees, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of jeffeljefe
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Clear, dark root beer color. head faded relatively quickly. nice lacing.
S: Biscuity, faintly sour, caramelly malt
T: Very chocolaty, sweet, malty, faint trace of citrus brightens it. Earthy, lightly carbonated..
M: Velvety, creamy medium full body. dark chocolate mousse finish
O: Very drinkable, if not a little sweet. Stays pleasant, hardly any alcohol or bitter/burned maltiness that winter ales sometimes leave me with.

jeffeljefe, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of Braz
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I live only 3 hours from this brewery yet it is very hard for me to find.
Pours a pretty dark brown mahogany. Color of brandy. Thin head that recedes to edges of the glass.
Strong bread and sourdough notes with subtle citrus. Taste is balanced though I do wish the hops made a bit stronger appearance. This is more on the malty side.
Medium to full body. Maltiness stays on the palate for quite awhile but that suits most wintery beers in my opinion. Has a slight spice finish, from the hops I believe.
Very enjoyable.

Braz, Dec 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

udubdawg, Sep 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

Shawkabukoo, Aug 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

sanford_and_son, Jul 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

kbell, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of twiggamortis420
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle courtesy of Libby pours a very dark brown color with a serviceably-sized tan head. Very nice lacing though and nice sheen and collar.

Nose is a nice array of malty scents...chocolate, toffee, caramel and granola bars. A little peak of hops and a nod of nutty yeast round things out quite nicely.

Mmmm, tasty...malty and rich. Sweet, but not cloying. Thick but very drinkable. All the malt aspects from the nose carry over to the taste. Just enough bitterness to keep it clean and the yeast is plenty evident with some brazil nut undertones and light fruitiness. Quite tasty, I am thoroughly enjoying it. This is what I expect in a winter warmer...hearty malts, deep and rich flavor and satisfying! I am envious of those who have a nice cold winter to enjoy this by a roasty fire.

twiggamortis420, Mar 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

bespin15, Mar 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

filemeaway, Feb 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

GRG1313, Jan 17, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak Tulip. Pours a dark red mahogany red amber. Lively half finger off-white head dissipates very quickly leaving a thin ring; no lacing. Very pleasant aroma of sweet malt, dark fruit, concord grapes, brown sugar, cinnamon and spices. Flavor is dry bready malt, dry fruit and spices. Assertive non herbal hops give a sharp bite to the finish. Somewhat dryer than I expected and I'd like a little more sweet malt. The astringency of the finish is reminiscent of rye, although that is not indicated as an ingredient. Light to medium bodied. An interesting take on a winter warmer. Worth an occasional revisit.

LiquidAmber, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

hopburster, Jan 12, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a deep chesnut brown with a one finger light tannish colored head atop that never fully settled.Carame and vanilla in the nose along with a hint of roasted nut and CHRISTmas spice,the spice comes thru more on the palate.a lighter to medium feel in the mouth,caramel,vanilla, and some roastiness upfront flavor-wise with some nutmeg more prevelent,a nice drying somewhat leafy hopped finish.A solid winter offering,more of a subtly spiced winter warmer here.

oberon, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

jdeand2, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

twelveinches, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

honkduh, Dec 06, 2011
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Cabin Fever Winter Ale from Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
88 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.