New Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale | New Holland Brewing Company

New Holland Cabin Fever Brown AleNew Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale
BA SCORE
52.6%
Liked This Beer
3.68 w/ 983 ratings
New Holland Cabin Fever Brown AleNew Holland Cabin 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-29-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,208
Reviews:
306
Ratings:
983
Liked:
517
Avg:
3.68/5
pDev:
12.77%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
159
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 983 |  Reviews: 306
Photo of BFCarr
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nothing wrong here, was hoping for a better mouthfeel.

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Photo of holder1422
4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keith27614
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
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 travis875
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TomMorris
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 -18.5%
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 zaraspook
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phigg1102
4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
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 GuitarGeek153
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
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 deg
4.57/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jmarko579
4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of takusan1000
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rwhitmore
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
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 bigeyedfish89
4.21/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
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 Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dodge408
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KnappStout
1.43/5  rDev -61.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

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

Photo of Chucker17
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

New Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 52.6% out of 100 with 983 ratings
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