Cabin Fever
New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
American Brown Ale
Ranked #256
Ranked #25,335
3.68 | pDev: 12.77%
Mar 29, 2022
May 29, 2002
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Reviewed by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a dark brown, khaki head that almost passes for nitro and leaves some fine lacing. Aromas of coffee, warm bread and a bit of chocolate, taste buds get all that and some nuttiness. Never a fan of Brown Ales and this won't change it.
Mar 29, 2022
Rated: 3.62 by KT3418 from Colorado

Mar 15, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 07, 2022
Rated: 3.62 by Danzifer from Ohio

Jan 18, 2022
Rated: 4 by Marvicsin from California

Nov 25, 2021
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Reviewed by klarcbarr3 from Michigan

4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
New Holland Cabin Fever pours a dark drown with reddish highlights, looking like a thick cola. A tan two finger head rides atop, completing an attractive look. The smell is pleasant.. wood and earth and a roasty campfire come to mind, with hops, malt, and coffee notes. There is a moderate bitterness to the taste, countered with a sweet note on the aftertaste. It has a substantial mouthfeel after the head recedes, which lingers enough to provide lacing all the way down to empty. This is a good brown ale, perfect for a winter warming beside a warm fire. The 7.5 ABV provides ample and satisfying warmth too. I shall purchase again!
Nov 18, 2021
Rated: 3.91 by Meddwol from Michigan

Oct 26, 2021
Rated: 3.86 by loch8534 from Illinois

May 13, 2021
Rated: 3.48 by Bowers-Brew from Illinois

Dec 12, 2020
Rated: 3.85 by HardyA34 from Michigan

Oct 30, 2020
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Fairly nice brown ale, tasty and safe. "Bottled 12/17/19" date printed on bottle. Pours a medium dark brown color with just a little off-white head and some spotty lingering lacing that looked quite nice. Smells of malt, milk chocolate, lighter roast coffee, caramel, brown sugar and bread. Maybe a little light toasted nuts. Taste follows the nose, decently smooth and balanced, I appreciated the subtle richness throughout. Very easy to drink. Smooth, mild mouthfeel, good carbonation. Would definitely look for this one again.
Apr 01, 2020
Rated: 3.81 by DruC4 from Michigan

Mar 23, 2020
Rated: 3.9 by Yendor61 from Michigan

Mar 17, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by warpedrevolution from Illinois

Jan 25, 2020
Rated: 4 by Guinnsslvr from Illinois

Jan 21, 2020
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Rated by sneakymagician from Michigan

2.59/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
It just didn't grab me at all. Even New Castle is a much better option when it comes to Browns, although I much prefer Short's Bellaire Brown.
Jan 05, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Dec 08, 2019
Rated: 3.87 by Dcwbba from Pennsylvania

Dec 04, 2019
Rated: 3.59 by consmienor

Oct 02, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Gaddabble from Ohio

Jul 16, 2019
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Reviewed by Caveworm from Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +13%
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.
Apr 27, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Apr 10, 2019
Rated: 4.11 by Mrseanworldwide from Ohio

Jan 26, 2019
Rated: 4 by Nurt20 from Illinois

Jan 26, 2019
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

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
Jan 15, 2019
Rated: 3.85 by Red5StandingBy from Maryland

Jan 01, 2019
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Reviewed by nicholas2121 from Ohio

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.
Dec 19, 2018
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Rated by Ceddd99 from Michigan

4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
My go to brown.
Nov 21, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by bhawk1 from Georgia

Nov 09, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by rmarquardt17 from Michigan

Nov 02, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by Coho11 from Ohio

Mar 07, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by Colton89 from Texas

Feb 02, 2018
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Reviewed by SaltofOH from Ohio

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.
Feb 02, 2018
Rated: 3.36 by BCooke1234 from Florida

Jan 28, 2018
Rated: 4 by -Andrew- from Michigan

Jan 21, 2018
Rated: 3.58 by Bearsfan5 from Illinois

Jan 14, 2018
Rated: 3.83 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Jan 14, 2018
Rated: 3.17 by whitey27 from Connecticut

Jan 08, 2018
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Reviewed by IronLover from Pennsylvania

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.
Jan 06, 2018
Rated: 3.99 by Marzen_Fan from Ohio

Jan 02, 2018
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