New Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale | New Holland Brewing Company

New Holland Cabin Fever Brown AleNew Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale
983 Ratings
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 egrace84
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of burnstar
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a medium brown with a medium sized head. Nice lacing on the surface. Smell is toasted malt some chocolate notes also. Mellow sweet chocolately flavor. Low bitterness. Well rounded balanced flavor throughout. Great medium to full-bodied and and well carbonated mouthfeel. Overall quite pleasant. I think this is a nice wintery brown ale. Usually I prefer a more bitter American brown but I like this still.

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Photo of rangerred
3.11/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear very dark reddish brown with a half finger tan head. Ok lacing and head retention.

Aroma of toasted malt and cocoa. A little bit of smoke.

The flavor has quite a bit more chocolate than I was expecting and almost reminded me of a chocolate stout. Some toasted malt and caramel. A little citric tartness towards the finish with a light bitterness. Somewhat full and sticky mouthfeel.

Overall, a decent beer but not what I was expecting from a brown ale. Would be a good cold weather beer.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear dark brown body with a two finger off white head,

S: sweet caramel malts, brown sugar, toasted grain and some chocolate.

T: toasted malts, rye, nuts, with a smokey note that is stronger in this than other browns out there.

M: medium body and a moderate carbonation.

Overall: A touch watery overall which is often the downfall of many in this genre. Not very memorable or unique in any way.

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Photo of ujsplace
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

This brew is a deep brown color that has a dark amber hue on the edge of the glass. The tan colored head fades quickly, but does leave a bit of lacing.

Smells of roasted caramel malts, nutty, maybe some chocolate and toast.

Tastes of roasted caramel, earthy, nutty, with a mildly bitter hop finish.

Medium mouthfeel, well carbonated.

This may be my first go around with New Holland. I enjoyed this and will look for other offerings from New Holland. I wish there were a bit more body with this one, but overall pretty good.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of B967ierhunter177
3.42/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear, dark brown with ruby highlights, no head or lacing. It's aroma is nutty with caramel and spice and a hint of toast. The flavor leads with mild coffee and molasses followed by cinnamon, Coke, and anise notes with a mild hop kick as it warms, very complex. The mouthfeel is medium. New Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale is a good brew, recommended.

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Photo of TwelveOunces
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap served in a pint glass

This brown pours black with red tints all around, a modest one finger head. Not a strong scent but it matches the taste rather well. The taste of this brew has some chocolate notes and earthy notes. Caramel flavor and feel, also its a very silky felling beer and a relatively easy drinker. Nothing too special here to be honest but worth a try.

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Photo of soju6
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a deep mahogany color with reddish hue around the edge. Small off-white head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of chocolate, coffee, some dark fruit and grain.

T: Taste is a mixture of chocolate, coffee and dark fruit, possibly raisin. Bit of roast malt and grain with a mild bitterness.

F: Fairly medium body, smooth with decent carbonation.

O: Nice offering, but could be more robust. Good for a couple.

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of gordavidson
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a very deep and dark amber red with significant leathery brown highlights. The light brown head is quick to rise and fall and leaves a few very thin splotches on the surface.

S- Caramel malt and honey-oat wheat bread. There is some nice roasted cocoa aspects as well. A bit simple, but it is pretty enjoyable.

T- Sweet caramel malt and oats with a bit of cocoa on the finish. There is some definite sweetness. The flavors work nicely together.

M- Very smooth and full bodied with a bit of carbonation on the finish.

O- A pretty enjoyable brown ale that drinks nicely. Definitely nice to see something a little different for a winter seasonal.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of magine
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a becker.

Pours a clear cola color. Lots of bubbles; tight bubbles makeup a light tan head. Initially head sits about a finger width thick. Then settles to a wisp layer on top of the brew. Some lace remains. Pretty good looks.

Brew smells of cocoa, coffee, maybe some rye even. Some dark fruits, maybe even raisins. Decent nose.

Brew is crisp upfront; light cocoa, coffee, a bit of smoke as it warms. A bit watery, despite the good flavors. Brew finishes crisp and a little dry. A good tasting brew, just a little too watery.

This a pretty good brown ale, good flavors just lacks the mouthfeel and body to make it stand out. Good.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

New Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 983 ratings
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