New Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale | New Holland Brewing Company

New Holland Cabin Fever Brown AleNew Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale
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New Holland Cabin Fever Brown AleNew Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-29-2002

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of Cryptic
4.71/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This by far is my favorite, has a smooth taste and easy to drink. I tried this in Holland MI and have been buying this one ever since. My only complaint is I get to full on them to fast. If you want a great beer buy this one. Really enjoy this beer and keep returning to it.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of steveh
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Local had a sale going on this -- distro must be trying to clear out some seasonals. $7 a sixer, couldn't pass it up.

A -- Clear, deep garnet-brown with a dense tan head that holds up well.

S -- Earthy character with some light caramel and cocoa, mild roasted malts, and the lightest of spicy hops back -- also some pepperiness from alcohol at the end.

T -- Big roasted malts up front with some caramel and nutty characters. Very mild fruitiness and hop bitterness follows. The roasted malt and caramel lingers in the aftertaste.

M -- Medium full body with a chewy mouthfeel and alcohol hotness in the finish, even lightly solvent with warming. There are smoother Browns out there.

O -- A good winter beer for warming up after too long in the elements. Goes down pretty smooth, but the hotness from the alcohol can fatigue the palate.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of RWLawman
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown with a thin off-white head that reduces to a fingernail. Scattered, but minimal lacing left behind.

S - Caramel and malt dominate the smell. Actually somewhat unpleasant, if you ask me. But I base very little off of the smell of a beer anyway.

T - Extremely malty, with some chocolate notes, a nutty flavor in the middle, and caramel, maybe with a hint of molasses as well. Love the heavy malt presence on this one though.

M - Very smooth and moderately thick. Velvety in a sense. Low to moderate carbonation. Goes down great, with a hint of creaminess on the back.

O - I was very impressed with this offering by New Holland. I'm partial to porters, stouts, and browns. Smuttynose Old Dog Brown is the best American Brown made in my opinion, but this isn't all that far behind. Could definitely see looking for this one in the future.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had to follow up Sand Creek's Lija's brown with something else, as it was pretty unpleasant.
Rich brown nutty tone. Nice creamy head, descends down leaving nice lacing,
Smells of toffee,carapils, chocolate malt, nice backing of biscuit. Hints of smoke, toffee, coffee, nuts, and chocolate intermingle to create what I love about brown ales.
Rich, smooth, satisfying, yet light enough to keep flavors in balance. Toffee, bitter cocoa, hazelnuts, biscuit, dark bread, pepper, nice finish of pepper/smoke/nuts/ toffee.
Mouthfeel is medium, rich enough to keep it interesting, and light enough to keep it highly drinkable.
Do I have Cabin Fever on this wintery Chicago night? Yes.
Does this fit it's name perfectly? Yes, well done NH.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of carlborch
3.23/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Brilliant mahogany-brown pour with a 2 inch, creamy, tan head. Spicy, dried fruit and malty nose. Medium body. Distinctive lacing. Balanced sweetness, spice, toasted bread and a faint sour note on the palate. Pleasant lingering with bitter notes towards the finish.

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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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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