Cabin Fever Brown Ale | New Holland Brewing Company

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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:
#31,129
Reviews:
312
Ratings:
1,008
pDev:
12.77%
 
 
Wants:
29
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174
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Photo of REVZEB
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a classic clear brown with some quickly disappearing bubbles. Smell is more earthy than normal, but pleasantly so, providing a jumping off point for the caramel malt, brown sugar, and roasted nuts, with a bit of campfire char on the finish. Taste is nutty at first then where there is usually a sweeter malt I am instead greeted by smoky and earthy malt and grain. Not bad, but prefer the sweeter brown to the bready style. Little rye infusion as you go down the glass. Solid

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nicholas2121
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cabin Fever Brown Ale brewed by New Holland Brewing Company, with an ABV of 6.50% This American Brown Ale pours out of a 12oz glass bottle into a pint beer glass. This brew has a nice deep brown color with a nice light brown head. This brew has the look of the cola, not saying that is a bad thing. There is a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with roasted grains and malts. You also pick up on mirror sweetness mixed with hop bitterness in the smell. So far this is a nice inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold an deep with flavors. You first pick up a lot of roasted goodness. Lots of good an smooth grains and malts. You also pick up on hit of sweetness but just a touch. This is a well put together brown ale. The body of Cabin Fever Brown Ale is a solid medium. It is really hard to pick up on the 6.50% ABV in this brew it is just that smooth. This brew would go nice with dinner on a cold winter day. The mouth feel is Bold , Rich, Clean , Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I am going to give Cabin Fever Brown Ale, a Soild 4 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. New Holland Brewing Company, did a super nice job with this American Brown Ale.

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Photo of Ceddd99
4.45/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bhawk1
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rmarquardt17
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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Cabin Fever Brown Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 1,008 ratings