Cabin Fever
New Holland Brewing Company

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Style:
American Brown Ale
Ranked #523
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #35,621
Avg:
3.7 | pDev: 12.7%
Reviews:
313
Ratings:
1,013
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New Holland Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Avail:
Winter
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
84
Good
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Photo of Caveworm
4.16/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cabin Fever | New Holland Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, I'm presented with a four finger thick head, solid lacing, and a profoundly brown body.

The smell isn't very aromatic; just roasted malts.

I taste full-bodied malts, almost smoked-tasting. Slightly nutty mid-palate.

Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

I'll choose to give an overall 4.25 to Cabin Fever | New Holland Brewing Company.

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Photo of REVZEB
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
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 nicholas2121
4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
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 SaltofOH
3.81/5  rDev +3%
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 IronLover
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
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 chitoryu12
3.08/5  rDev -16.8%
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 Cnote_crafty_1
4.51/5  rDev +21.9%
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 Lone_Freighter
3.7/5  rDev 0%
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 +7.8%
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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Photo of puck1225
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this from tap while at a college hockey tournament at Joe Louis Arena, the Great Lakes Invitational. Because of the location, it was poured into a plastic cup. Despite this, it held its head well and had great lacing. It has rye bread smell with a strong toasted malt taste, and a it of chocolate. It went great with Tim Horton's Polish sausage

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Murky brown color.

Tan head; spotty lace.

Nuts & chocolate in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Flavor follows nose, but this is a touch cloying. Not bad but not great.

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Photo of MNAle
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark, almost porter-like dark. Tall tan head that recedes slowly. Lightly carbonated. Nice nutty aroma with hints of chocolate. Smooth mouth feel, not thin. Mild initial taste that follows the aroma, with a chocolaty taste transitioning to some bittering in the middle and finish.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz.. bottle that was filled on 10/11/16. Sampled on December 12, 2016 so a tick over two months old.

The pour is a nice looking mahogany brown, slightly foggy, with reddish hues on the glass's edges and a long lasting, soft tan head.

Medium body mostly.

The taste is quite sweet and malty with maybe a touch of nuts behind ti - but mainly sweet. Low bitterness does not make this stand out. But as far as the style goes - it is on target with nothing more or nothing less.

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Photo of NateDyk47
3.36/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank from 12oz bottle.

Look: dark brown with a hint of red, thin head, no lacing
Smell: burnt caramel
Taste: malt, caramel, raisins
Feel: heavy, rich, moderately carbonated

Overall: not bad, but brown ales aren't my thing. I'd still try again though

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Photo of BARx3
3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice deep amber with a fairly decent head

Aroma doesn't excite me

Not sure where to rate the taste, very drinkable, but not any taste that really stands out.

I have had better and worse. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

$ 1.83/12 oz bottle ($ 0.152/oz) at Giant Eagle, Meadville, PA
12 oz bottle marked K044 11:37 at 42 degrees into hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma of roasted malt and raisins, weak, doesn’t last entire glass
Head average (Four cm, aggressive pour), light brown, creamy with many rocks, diminishing to three mm ring and partial thin layer
Lacing - none
Body dark brown, nearly opaque
Flavor starts moderately sweet, caramel and raisins, ends with slight roasted malt, sticky; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 3.5, Palate 3.25, Overall 3.5

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Photo of Billolick
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Bottled 101315 etched on the label

Pours dark brown, under a minor darker khaki head, leaves a thicker film and some spotty bitsand strands of lacing.

Light caramel and toasted malts on the nose.

More of the same on the palate, heavy caramel, cafe au lait, dark malty goodness.

Decent brown ale, perhaps a bit thin and lacking the oomph of the heavy hitters of the style

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Photo of JustLikeMyDad
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this into a beer mug, pours dark brown, almost black.
Small foam head pour, some lacing.
Smells chocolaty.
Tastes as chocolaty as it smells, no surprised there, though compared tot he bottled description, it feels misleading. I had assumed it would be chocolate tasting when I purchased it though.
Feels smooth enough, not watery, bold flavor, nice carbonation.
Overall, I don't like chocolate but it's not bad, I kinda like it.

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Photo of Phigg1102
4.11/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deepest brown color possible without going into porter territory. Garnet around the edges. Off white head that fades into a thin ring. Clear when held up to the light, but not noticable in regular lighting. This beer is exceptionally rich and well balanced, I lowered the score a bit because of some burnt malt notes that I would attribute to a porter or stout. The malt is fairly complex and features bread crust and chocolate notes prominant in the aroma and taste. Slight floral hops come through in the medium-dry finish. No esters coming through for me. Medium-full body with moderate carbonation in the mouthfeel.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Dark chestnut brown color with ruby hues. Tight light brown head retains at a thin cap. Wispy lacing.

S: Coarse grainy and spicy rye is enveloped in a blanket of bakers chocolate, coffee grounds, and nutty cocoa. Mildly smoky. Hints of raisins. Chocolate caramel chews. Whispers of earthy hops.

T: Follows the nose. A big, pervasive dose of spicy rye is surrounded by supporting notes of nutty cocoa, dry bakers chocolate, coffee grounds, and a wisp of smoke. Pumpernickel rye bread. Raisins. Woody earthy hops on the back end. finishes with some nutty cocoa and rye and a light acidic dark malt bitterness that is coffee-like.

M: Full medium body has some heft behind it. Creamy and chewy. Scrubbing carbonation lifts it away and enhances a dry feel.

O: Damn solid beer. This brown ale is pretty brawny and has some stout-like qualities. The rye character adds a welcome wrinkle too, and brings a more-ish dryness that really aids drinkability. It's a hearty cold-weather brew that somehow commands sessionability. A fine winter seasonal through and through.

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Photo of rwhitmore
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a ruby brown, with nice tan head with attractive lacing. Nose is chocolate and dark fruit, which follows in the flavor with a bit of warmth. A delicious, and well-named, brown ale for the cold months. This will be a staple for me.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights and a light tan, creamy head that leaves plenty of lace.
The aroma is nutty with chocolate and toffee not far behind.
Taste is led by bitter chocolate with hazlenut, raisin and toffee along for the ride. A nice lingering bitter and a touch of alcohol warmth as well.
Mouthfeel is medium and creamy.
Pretty darn tasty.

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Photo of Marraybay
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

American brown ale supposedly, but from my vantage point, this was more of a porter.
Very dark pour, with a finger or so of beige head. Some roasty coffee and fruit flavors
in the nose, with the taste following suit. A fair amount of dry coffee bitterness in
the close, that seemed to deepen as the pour proceeded/warmed. In the end, a pretty
nice / enjoyable pour. Would I want it frequently? Meh...probably not, but a nice
occasional addition to the rotation.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ruby-brown clear body, virtually no head. Aroma contains a fair bit of sweetness, dark fruit like grape, dark chocolate. Flavor contains chocolate malt, caramel malt, raisin, finish of mild crisp bitterness, some spice, and grain husk. Fluid body, slightly oily, prickly fine carbonation.
I just didn't care for the flavor pairings here, nor the light body. I think the brewers' vision was realized, as it did match the description on the bottle, I'm just not sure why they wanted this.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had at a Thanksgiving dinner, poured from bottle to blue Solo cup. Rich nut brown in color with a finger of creamy off white foam cap. Aroma and flavor of sweet caramel and roasted malt and almonds. Some mild fruity notes. Medium feel and carbonation. Nice little brown ale.

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Cabin Fever from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 1013 ratings