Cabin Fever
New Glarus Brewing Company

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From:
New Glarus Brewing Company
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
Maibock
Ranked #78
ABV:
6%
Score:
82
Ranked #26,893
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 12.74%
Reviews:
188
Ratings:
426
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 24, 2022
Added:
Jan 15, 2010
Wants:
  39
Gots:
  83
SCORE
82
Good
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Notes: Cool days draw us close to the warmth of home fires. This is the season to sip away the chill and embrace quiet evenings with friends and family.

You hold a Wisconsin Style Honey Bock, easy going and more approachable than its traditional dark German cousin. Bock beers have existed in Wisconsin for over 150 years. This pale bock is brewed with an exclusive blend of Wisconsin two row barley that balances seamlessly with our special European hops. Naturally sweet Clover Honey was added in the kettle accenting warm flavor notes on your tongue.

Whether you reminisce the passing summer sun or thrill to squeaky steps through drifting snow one thing is certain about winter in Wisconsin - this too shall pass.
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Reviewed by damndirtyape from Ohio

3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle served in a Libby globe porter glass. Date stamp: F172 15:46

Appearance: Clear golden amber. Very thin ring of foam at the top. Some small islands of lacing that slid down the glass and didn't last for very long. Nice color.

Smell: A bit of floral and honey notes, with some underlying clean lager and malt.

Taste: Light honey flavor mixed in with cracker-like malt, with a little bit of noble hop character at the finish, but there is also some graininess / cooked cereal at the finish as well.

Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation, dry finish, some lingering spiciness on the tongue.

Overall / Drinkability: Easily drinkable, but pretty mild and not something which is really getting my attention. Okay, but not great vs. the rest of the lineup I've had from this brewery. The honey is quite muted and you would think it would show out more, but it really doesn't for me. Oh well, worth a try, but one is enough.
Jun 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.56 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

May 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.53 by alexvhrk from Wisconsin

May 09, 2022
 
Rated: 3.82 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Mar 23, 2022
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Rated by LukeGude from Iowa

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Bottle from Woodman’s poured into stein. Clear gold. Touch of honey flavor as expected, still mostly an easy drinker.
Feb 26, 2022
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Reviewed by Dinglehacker from Wisconsin

4.32/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured into shaker pint. Honey gold color, white, persistent little head.

Light, creamy sweet malted nose.

Taste follows. Nice grainy sweetness. Honey comes through in a sweet floral note.

Feel is good. Nice carb without excess, and the mouth is pleased with the ease.

If we're being honest, I find honey very hard to detect in most beer. I typically like honey lagers, though, as they tend to be a little sweet and have something extra from the run-off-the-mill, even if I can't identify specifically as honey. Comparable to a nice helles.
Feb 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 17, 2022
 
Rated: 3.78 by magikbagel from Wisconsin

Jan 16, 2022
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Rated by badgerbeer1 from Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pretty clean beer but would like more taste of honey. Easy to drink and enjoyable, but admittedly wanted more from it
Dec 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by NickThePyro from Washington

Aug 08, 2021
 
Rated: 3.24 by BrendanStoehr96 from Wisconsin

Jun 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.02 by cd34 from Illinois

Apr 29, 2021
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Rated by Grounder from Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
If I were tasting it not knowing what it is I would have said that this is a really, really, really good festbier.
Apr 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Scott17Taylor from Iowa

Apr 07, 2021
 
Rated: 3.57 by fflopps from Iowa

Apr 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Apr 02, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by Pacioli1445 from South Dakota

Mar 20, 2021
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle. Etched on bottom edge of the bottle is '020325 373A'.
Brilliantly clear, deep gold colored body. One finger of white head. Leaves a little bit of lacing just above the body line.
Aroma of roasted malts to a caramel scent. Smells a little sweet from the honey.
Taste is sweet caramel malt, with a touch of a different type of sweetness (floral) from the honey. The sweet twins continue in the aftertaste.
Medium mouth feel, and swirlable. Presents some carbonation in the mouth. No bitterness but has a tongue bite. Very good carbonation.
Lip smacking good, and totally invites the mouth swirl in order to experience the pleasant carbonation and the duel sweet notes. This would probably get too sweet after more than a couple but having one is a treat. Tastes very fresh, although no dating is provided.
Mar 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.33 by Try-em-all from Missouri

Mar 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.05 by runlikeakenyan from Indiana

Mar 03, 2021
 
Rated: 3.68 by hybridnoisebloom from Wisconsin

Feb 28, 2021
 
Rated: 3.77 by HopHippie from Wisconsin

Feb 26, 2021
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Reviewed by MrGraybeard from Wisconsin

3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A clear golden brew with a thick, rocky head. Ample lace. Malt forward with moderate bitter, slightly peppery finish. Faithful to the Bavarian helles style. A welcome sign that spring is on its way.
Feb 14, 2021
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours deep light orange with a fluffy white head. Smells of caramelized grain, very nicely balanced in sweetness. Tastes of light caramelized grain, not as strong as the smell. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.
Sep 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin

Jul 16, 2020
 
Rated: 3.85 by Dharmelink from Wisconsin

May 16, 2020
 
Rated: 3.52 by Minnesota_beer_guy from Minnesota

May 04, 2020
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Reviewed by German-Helles from Wisconsin

4.63/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is a 12oz. bottle poured into a 20oz. weizen glass. There is a perfect two finger head of pure white foam that settled to a nice cap with a bit of lacing left behind. This is a very attractive clear golden yellow with picture perfect carbonation.
The aroma is a very nice malty scent easy to pick up while approaching the glass.
The flavor is crisp, very low bitterness, a slight honey sweetness, and a toasted bready flavor.
This beer is very smooth with a creamy feel.
To bad this is just a winter brew, very easy to drink. I think they nailed the "German Maibock" description given here on BA! This six pack won't last long.
Feb 22, 2020
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12oz can, date stamped E150. Thanks to Anthony for giving me a can to try. Golden in color with a fluffy off-white head. Malty and sweet aroma of yeast, biscuity pale malt, honey, and a mild fruitiness. Malty and sweet flavors of nutty grain, toffee, honey, bread crust, fruit, and mild earthy hops. Medium body, lively carbonation, excellent balance, very dry finish. A nice surprise after going close to a decade since having this one last.
Feb 04, 2020
 
Rated: 3.73 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Jan 25, 2020
 
Rated: 3.67 by Wisco_beer from Wisconsin

Jan 11, 2020
 
Rated: 3.94 by bigstar87 from Wisconsin

Jan 06, 2020
 
Rated: 3.86 by themayorkoch from Ohio

Oct 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Beerhemoth from Illinois

Aug 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.58 by RitzCarling from Illinois

Jun 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.84 by joeltorto from Wisconsin

Jun 17, 2019
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Reviewed by hoptheology from South Dakota

4.26/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle poured into Pearl Street pint glass.

Straw gold with slight haze and a tall fluffy cap of 2 fingers. The head just keeps on going. I love it. Very gradually recedes to 1/2 finger finally.

Fresh, dusty, grainy aromas with some apple and pear, slight melon.

The flavor is fruity and floral and grainy. Bursts of apple and rose petal, with hints of pear, banana, and slight green apple. Bread, yeast and dry grain finish out the profile.

Super crisp and has a light creaminess, with an intense level of starchiness on the palate but it's oddly not off-putting.

Overall, an incredible beer, whatever this is, and I hope/wish to go back for more before we leave.
May 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.29 by bpkrippner from Missouri

May 24, 2019
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