Cabin Fever | New Glarus Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by wheatyweiss on 01-15-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,142
Reviews:
176
Ratings:
561
pDev:
12.81%
Bros Score:
3.51
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
73
Trade:
2
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3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chaz
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant pale straw in color, topped with a creamy off-white head.

Biscuit malt on the nose... but otherwise clean and neutral. Light ‘clover honey’ character, too? Maybe.

Sweet -a bit too sweet- on the first sip, with a rich, full bodied character. Much sweeter and richer than I recall*, and the honey is definitely in there.

The lighter, biscuit malt character is eclipsed by the sweeter malt and honey notes, making this a bit chewier than I’d like it to be. Bitterness is minimal, and hop character and aroma is likewise a bit more restrained than I’d prefer it to be.

A good, drinkable beer overall, but it just falls short for me.

*In its previous incarnation as “Norski”, it was often bigger and booze-ier than this! Maybe I’ m finally getting a preference for a lighter, happier Helles Bock?

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Photo of joe1510
3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle
$7.99 6-Pack
Roy's Market - New Glarus, WI

Cabin Fever is a really great looking beer. It's bright, saturated golden with an incredible clarity. Tiny carbonation bubbles seem to be rising from every surface of the glass. The foam grows easily on the pour to a chunky finger in height before slowly receding to a proud cap of pure white, tight, tiny bubbled foam which all the carbonation helps bolster. Again, this stuff looks great.

The nose is nice as well. Very comforting. A little simple, but comforting. Cereal grains are first and foremost in the aroma. There's a soft sweetness from the honey addition, which brings the comfort. The honey addition also melds with the hop profile and creates a very natural floral quality. Deep pulls reveal a more fresh, cracked graininess in the background. A little warmth brings forward a mild graham cracker quality and tendrils of booze. Well rounded.

The flavor matches the nose nicely. It's malty and softly sweet. Cracked grains and graham crackers lay down a sturdy foundation. The honey addition creates a very comforting shell around the maltiness and again helps aid in the already floral hop profile. The floral quality is very natural and at home. This beer is well rounded. There are no edges, it melds very well.

There's a nice plushness to this beer. It has a bit of weight but it's a little slick and velvety as well. The carbonation is perfectly dialed in, almost unnoticeable but also keeps things moving. A touch of sweetness briefly lingers on the swallow before drying up. A touch of bitterness remains. This beer is supremely drinkable.

Cabin Fever is a good beer. It's approachable and comforting. An easy one to put away. A good one to share with friends and neighbors. It's not a ponderer. It's straightforward and solid all around. I'm a fan.

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3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.07/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leantom
4.32/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

I thought this one was great. Here goes:

A: Perfectly clear gold. Pours a massive head that leaves good lacing. Can't really complain about this one. Perhaps the body carbonation is lacking, but this is true of all NG beers, so it's hard to fault this one particularly.

S: Little too light. Can smell straw and some bready yeast, but these are really faint.

T: Loved it. Lots of hay, bready yeast, bubble gum, banana and a nice wheat finish. Emphases on the wheat, bubble gum, and banana. Lovely flavors.

F: Perfect.

O: Loved this one. Nice and refreshing beer.

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2.94/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
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3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
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3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
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4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Goes down smooth. Could drink 20.

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3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
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3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
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3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +11.4%
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev +5%
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
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Cabin Fever from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 561 ratings