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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Ratings: 983 |  Reviews: 306
Photo of SerialHiker
4.83/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a deep, dark brown…awesome, finger thick khaki colored head formed and stayed…nice legs all over the glass…super, duper inviting…(5/5)

Smell: Caramel malts! Sweet, creamy, deep malt aroma…dark fruits, brown sugar, vanilla…I’m expecting a rich, creamy flavor…this thing smells awesome! (4.5/5)

Taste: Creamy, vanilla, toasted malt…there’s some earthy hops balancing the malts finely, creating a fantastic flavor…some coffee, chocolate, bready/sweet malts, vanilla, caramel and sugar adding tones that round out this fine brew…no alcohol heat to speak of…as it warms, the deeper chocolate notes begin to flourish…fantastic! (5/5)

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation…fluff does form creating chocolate shake taste, making my mouth salivate…ends crisply, some creamy chocolate, malt after taste…my mouth is watering for more…(4.5/5)

Overall: This is a fantastic brown ale, one of the best beers I’ve tried in a while…the creamy, malt flavor isn’t exotic by any means, but works so well here…it’s not overly hoppy or bitter, just balanced superbly…the phrase, “drinkable” doesn’t do this ale justice, I could easily drink 3 or 4 of these in a sitting and be very happy…there is no sign of the 6.8% ABV in the flavor, I’m expecting this to sneak up on me…absolutely nothing missing from this brew, I couldn’t recommend it more…go get a six pack and you’ll thank me later…(5/5)

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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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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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of thagr81us
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to Mississipping and StayWhatYouAre2’s dad for sharing this one at a recent tasting! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured red-brown with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, nutty, toasted malt, and caramel. The flavor was of sweet malt, powdered chocolate, milk chocolate, and nutty. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. I had never heard of this brew before until I saw it this night. So I really didn’t know what to expect at all. What I found actually wasn’t too bad for the style. A lot of the right components were present, but it was a little too sweet with the chocolate aspect going on in the flavor to stand out in the style. If that was toned back slightly it could have been a pretty good brew. Worth your time trying if you get the opportunity to do so.

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

12 oz brown longneck poured into a pint glass, the beer is dark brown with a tan head.

It has an inviting aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and a bit of spice.

The beer starts with dark roasted malts backed with bakers chocolate and a bit of coffee. Some spice emerges on subsequent sips. The chocolate fades and the coffee becomes slightly more prominent. The roasted almost charred malts remain constant.

The mouth is slightly thick but with small active carbonation. It goes down very easy.
I think this could be a session beer (even at 6+ %) as long as it is a short session... Well done!

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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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%

Photo of champ103
4.07/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark brown with some ruby highlights. A small, beige head forms but recedes in a second. Thin lace is left behind.
S: Toasted malt, chocolate and caramel malts. English type yeast as well. Lightly woody. A nice malty aroma.
T: Again, a very nice malty treat. Toasted malt, baked bread, chocolate and caramel malts along with some English yeast. Finishes with a dry woody flavor. Very nice.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Crisp , but smooth and creamy at the same time. Even chewy. So easy and enjoyable to drink. Something I can quaff all day.

Not a big beer at all. Though hardy enough, with a great toasted warm malt flavor to make it perfect to put several back during the winter months. A very under rated brewery that makes another solid beer. Something I would recommend.

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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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