Cabin Fever Brown Ale | New Holland Brewing Company

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3.68/5
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Cabin Fever Brown AleCabin Fever Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
newhollandbrew.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-29-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,244
Reviews:
310
Ratings:
1,003
pDev:
12.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Coho11
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Colton89
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaltofOH
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated 10/6/17. Nonic pint.

A: pours an extremely dark, slightly hazy brown with two fingers of full, frothy sandy head. Excellent lacing.

S: has a flinty/metallic note to start, then eases in to some roasty malts, yeast esters, and earthy hops.

T: initial arrival is sweet, malty, bready, with a solid roast aspect that you don't get in enough brown ales. Oh, I like this! Toward the end a little herbal, floral, medicinal hop note builds. Stays sweet throughout, but the hops manage to prevent it from being cloying. I wonder if it would have been even hoppier a month or two ago?

M: a lot of reviewers said this felt thin, but I am not getting that at all. Solidly midweight, slick with slightly high (but not excessive) carbonation for the style.

O:Yes sir, this is right up my alley. Sweet, roasty malts combine with herbal and earthy hops for a pleasant and easy drinking winter ale. Well done New Holland.

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Photo of BCooke1234
3.36/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Botulizard
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bearsfan5
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whitey27
3.17/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IronLover
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cola brown in color with ruby highlights and heavy haze. Poured with a moderate, creamy, light tan foam with medium low retention. Sweet dark malt and brown bread aromas with light roasty and nutty notes. No hop aromas. Medium bodied with light carbonation and light warmth near the finish. Feel is a bit thin. Roasted malt flavors with sweet dark malt beneath. Light nutty notes with hints of earthy hops. Medium, spicy hop bitterness balances the maltiness through the middle. Sweet, dark, bready malt flavors near the end. Finished with a light bitterness and a touch of roasted malt. Well balanced with good malty character. Feel was a bit thin and the roasty character are not really appropriate for the style, but didn't change my scores. Easy drinking and overall, pretty tasty.

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Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottyB515
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bf7
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of skywizzard
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chitoryu12
3.08/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Looks: Dark brown/red. Crystal clear.

Smell: Malt-forward with a hint of roasted coffee and nuts.

Taste: Similar to the smell, heavy on roasted coffee and malt. Bitterness is more like that of bitter coffee or chocolate than hops, and there's practically no hop flavor at all.

Feel: Somewhat thick, but not syrupy.

Overall: A decent example of brown ale, good on a cold night. Has more body than a lot of major brown ales that you find at the average grocery store.

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Photo of BenHoppy
3.26/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cnote_crafty_1
4.51/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Eye: Dark chocolate with a tint of ruby red
Nose: Roasty, toasted malts
Feel: a bit heavy, almost syrupy, but not quite
Taste: roasty, smooth and silky, but roast bitterness on the end
Overall: I am not a big fan of the brown ale, but this is almost like a porter and it has some nice flavor and body to it. I would enjoy slugging a few back for sure.

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Photo of Klister
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Helixoon
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wamba
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JerBear517
4.55/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a mug, the appearance was a brown color with a lasting finger’s worth of white foamy head. Sly lace. The aroma had a robust nutty maltiness. Light rye malt, then roast, subtle raisin all blend nicely. The flavor brings together the previously mentioned aromas adding a touch of biscuits and caramel malts. Warming malty aftertaste rolling into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body, almost closer to medium. Somewhat sessionable. Good carbonation. ABV felt fine as projected. Overall, nicely done brown ale that I could have again.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep brown amber, with a a fair head of fine tan suds. Little lace.

Aroma: Roasty malts, coffee, cocoa. Very traditional and more than pleasing to the olfactories.

Taste: Rich and roasty with some sweet but nicely balanced malts and bitter hops at the finish. Nutty, chocolatey, and wonderful. Bottle may be 6 months old, but this one held up well. Wonderful brown ale.

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Cabin Fever Brown Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 1,003 ratings