Cabin Fever Ale | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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3.84/5
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335 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Massachusetts, United States
berkshire-brewing.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Winter

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Added by kelticblood on 12-30-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,471
Reviews:
158
Ratings:
335
pDev:
11.98%
Bros Score:
4.14
 
 
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11
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45
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Photo of Gatch
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy orange-amber with a fizzy off-white head that fades into decent lacing and retention.

S: Heavy on the malt and spice, as it should be. Unique and inviting nose.

T: Great balance of sweetness, maltiness, spice, and a slight bitterness. Caramelized sugar, some dark, dried fruit, roasted malt, and do I detect a hint of hops in the finish?

M: Super smooth, huge flavor, and carbonation and body are spot-on.

O: This is, in my opinion, the epitome of the style. It's exactly what I expect and look for when I want to drink a beer like this. I don't want a spice bomb. This is perfect for the season and a great beer by itself. Well done Berkshire!

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Photo of Etan
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz.

A: Pours a murky auburn with a nice off-white head.

S: Mild brown sugar, molasses, buttery and yeasty, wholegrain bread, light greenish hops. Smells like a ringwood beer.

T: Crisp bitterness and light citrus from the hops, brown bread, toffee, caramelized grain, a bit of malty spice, dryish finish.

M: Medium-bodied with zingy carbonation, creamy feel.

O: The yeastiness is a bit strong in the aroma, but besides that this is tasty and drinkable.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Burnt orange with reddish hints. Head is legit. About a half-inch high. It is frothy and bubbly and it leaves capes of lacing. Body of the beer is crystal clear. A good looker.

S-As the label states, the malt profile is "reminiscent of an English Pale Ale". Butterscotch and caramel and sweet breadiness. Has a mulch aspect to it too. Maybe even some Agave nectar too. Hops are lightly grassy with a twitch of pine. Its those Tettnang hops in action. Light on spice; which I find to be a breath of fresh air.

T-I must ironically start with the finish. This beer finishes with a beautiful honey-covered graham cracker flavor. It wowed me. At first I thought that the earlier aspects of the flavor profile were not as inspiring, but then Cabin Fever took hold of me. Hops are quite spicy; actually maybe its not the hops because I am experiencing some legitimate pepper flavors. Again, I get the mulch. The more I describe it and sip it, the more I enjoy it. Holiday spice is more prominent here. Definitely unique.

M-Buzzing carbonation. A bit sticky. Semi-dry, lighter bitterness. Pretty drinkable, especially once you get accustomed to the flavor.

O/D-At first I was a bit unimpressed, but when I started to understand the beer's curves and intricacies, I really started to enjoy it. A mix between an English Pale Ale and a Spiced Ale. I will definitely remember this one. It really grew on me. By the time I was halfway done with the bomber, my fondness for this beer increased twofold.

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3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle with "best by date" of 4/17/13. Modified tulip glass.

A - Striking copper color, great luxurious head and long lacing.
S - Toffee, burnt sugar, earthy. Warm autumnal smells abound.
T - Deep, hops in the background, warm tones, malt and biscuit. Finish lingers, all in good time.
M - Silky and smooth, carbonation is mild, matches the warmth of the beer.
O - What a good winter brew, warm, not boozy, balanced and beautiful.

Cheers

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Cabin Fever Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 335 ratings
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