Cabin Fever
New Holland Brewing Company

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American Brown Ale
Ranked #528
Ranked #35,913
3.7 | pDev: 12.7%
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
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Reviews: 313 | Ratings: 1,014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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Photo of Givemebeer
4.35/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass

A: brown... Obviously. Pours a nice tan head with lacing that slowly crawls down the side of the glass. Tough to make a better looking brown ale

S: dry roasted chocolate, smoke,

T: very pleasant smokiness lots of chocolate very slightly toasted bready and earthy

M: only nitpicking flaw it's a little thin. But nice but of spiciness on the finish

O: definitely my favorite winter seasonal so far. Fits perfectly with the season and as far as brown ales go - this can't be beat. Vastly underrated. Resembles a porter without as much roasted malts. New holland killed it with this one.

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Photo of tmm313
4.46/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a deep, dark brown. Creamiest 1 finger head I have ever seen AND it lasted all the way to the bottom of the glass. It looked like warm whipped cream on top of a cappuccino. Awesome trailing and lacing.

S- Chocolate, caramel, dark fruit, and little roastiness.

T- Big, rich chocolate up front. Reminds me of cocoa. Behind that, there's some caramel, a touch of roasted malt and coffee. Its pretty crazy how much chocolate is in there.

M- Medium body with nice carbonation. Creamy on the tongue with a subtle roasty aftertaste.

O- I was not expecting to like this as much as I did. I'm still a bit confused, in a good way, how this beer was put together. It was like a brown ale meets a chocolate shake. What I'll remember most is the incredible creamy head and the decadent cocoa in the flavor. I would definitely have this again.

Update: Grains used are 2 row, wheat, rye, munich, and chocolate. Hops used are Brewers Gold and Nugget

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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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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of MetalHopHead6
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

New Holland Cabin Fever poured blackish copper, like an old beat up penny, with no head. It left nothing on the glass.

The smell, taste, and feel were like molasses: thick and sweet. The feel was insignificant but it was very enjoyable after dinner.

New Holland Cabin Fever is a delicious slightly too-sweet brown ale.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of estereich
3.36/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer with dinner (stuffed pepper soup). It poured a beautiful rich brown/red with a slight foamy light tan head that lasted about a minute. Smell was reminiscent of a dry red wine. Some strong fruity esters, plum and raisin come to mind. Chocolate undertones. It is quite sweet in front but the sweetness fades quickly and dries in the mouth(again much like a Cabernet Sauvignon). The back end is diacetyl and fairly bitter. Oddly enough, I had some fresh parmesan cheese with dinner, and when paired with the cheese the beer was quite nice. I think this is a wine.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of DucksFan16
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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 bnes09
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Translucent, chocolate color with descent head on the pour. Fairly weak retention but followed by some lacing on the glass. Non-specific grainy aroma. Flavor of wheat bread, maple sweetness, dark fruits, earthy hops with descent balance. Medium bodied and well carbonated, smooth feel with some grainy texture. Descent brown ale. Par for the course.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jdflyer06
2.93/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A: Deep brown with some dark ruby character when held to the light. Not much head to speak of and very light in consistency.

S: Smells of burnt grains, raisins, rye bread, molasses and a bit of an acrid, almost spoiled smell finished off with some hop floralness

M: Harsh, watered down and a bit too much carbonation. It gets some creaminess on the finish but overall not a pleasant experience.

T: An acrid, astringent taste catches me off guard but as I settle into the pint, I get some sweet dark fruit and alot of biscuity flavors that really are not meshing for me at all. Roasted, almost burnt malt dominate the tongue and just won't go away. Some bitterness lingers, almost like burnt toast. Alcohol is also WAY to prominent.

O: It's a brown ale for sure, but it's a complete miss for me. Drinkability is OK given that it's not too filling, but I wouldn't ever seek it out again. I don't see how this really qualifies as a winter warmer. The first real disappointment from New Holland for me but hey, we can't all be perfect right?

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Cabin Fever from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 1014 ratings