Cabin Fever Ale | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

BA SCORE
86
very good
331 Ratings
Cabin Fever AleCabin Fever Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Massachusetts, United States
berkshirebrewingcompany.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kelticblood on 12-30-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
331
Reviews:
157
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
12.27%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
44
For Trade:
0
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Photo of GregSemenza
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HamdenHector
3.22/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

A: slight haze; deep bronze in color; 1 finger khaki head that receded to a thin cap; very nice lacing;

S: sweet malt; there's a tang to this that I wasn't expecting;

T: follows the nose - sweet malt with a little tang; virtually no bitterness; a little nutmeg in the aftertaste;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: can't get past the tang in the flavor;

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Photo of JLK7299
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RBuckley73
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rick778
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jjmj51
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajwii33
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billybob
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jzik
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bierman9
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Shaker pint fill today at the Nashua Garden, $3.00 during Happy Hour...

Pours a deep, cloudy chestnut color. Head is thin and sparse, mostly some tan foam clinging to the edges. Lacing is decent, for the most part. Smell is exceedingly mild, with subtle caramel and fruity hops detected. It is quite smooth but a bit thinner than medium.

Flavor has a touch of caramel and light sweetness at first. From there it gets a touch fruity, with some pear and green apple. Ends on the dry side with some bitter, floral hopping. Not overly impressed; was expecting a much maltier, sweeter, warming bier. Prosit!

3.56/5 rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of Justin82
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of amckeever
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LoudRed
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kvbett
4.96/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of tb4475
3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Casterbridge
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skipple
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heerboth
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JRPriest
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BostonPhilly
3.06/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MaxBrews
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After cracking open this 22oz bottle of Berkshire Brewing Company Cabin Fever Ale, I poured it straight into a Samuel Adams 22oz Perfect Pint Glass. A big foamy brown head formed rising from the blue line on the glass, making for an excellent presentation when combined with this beer's spectacular hazy copper color.

Pouring straight into the glass agitated this beer quite well revealing a well balanced aroma of malt, fruity esters resembling green apple and cherry; the nose is finished off with a strong aroma of spicy and herbal hops. A very intriguing combination.

This beer's heavy malt back bone becomes apparent upon the first sip. "Bready" malt flavors are followed by an earthy hop characteristic. The flavors of this beer are quite simple, but well balanced. A lingering sweetness is followed by a nice hop bitterness. The sweetness of the malt plays well with the hops, if this beer was not well-hopped it may be sickly sweet. A good job done by BBC here.

I enjoyed this beer with great delight. I'm sad to see it's winter seasonal, however I can see the logic here. The malt characteristic was fortifying after coming home from a cold commute. This beer upholds many English brewing traditions; a nice balance of malt and earthy hops. With so many breweries pushing towards extremes it's nice to a see a simple beer well-balanced brew on the shelves.

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Photo of RRB328
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joeroma5
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Cabin Fever Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
3.83 out of 5 based on 331 ratings.
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