Cabin Fever | New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.59/5
548 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by wheatyweiss on 01-15-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,495
Reviews:
172
Ratings:
548
pDev:
12.81%
Bros Score:
3.51
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
66
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 548 |  Reviews: 172
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of TastyIsBeer
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Lewdd
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of JellyJacket
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Chokobo
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of dunix
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Tiburon
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of WhatAlesMe
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of deebo
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This lager called a honey bock by the brewer provides a thick pillowy snow white head that clings to the clean pint glass eventually breaking down to a constant film. Completely clear and light golden.

Aromas of pilsener malt with just a hint of spicy European hops. Smells a lot like a typical American adjunct lager.

Taste is clean barley malt with a slight honey sweet finish. A little hop and carbonation tingle in this brew that has an overall soft mouthfeel. A vapory alcohol aroma, taste and finish is also detected.

Overall a simple beer that would fare better with a little more character (more spice, more malt taste or body) to carry the higher alcohol content. I like the kiss of sweetness and taste from the honey.

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Photo of robbyc1
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of weonfire
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Light golden yet a crystal clear brew. One finger of white head with tiny little bubbles. As the head fades lacing sticks to the high water mark. Tiny bubbles of carbonation rise from the bottom.

S - Crispness and that German barely. I would say scent is mostly missing

T - Malty & frothy. This is going to sound harsh but it does resemble a Budweiser with out the buttery taste. that being said - I feel the only similarities start and end with the lager style and german barley used. The honey differentiates it from the macro and adds a very nice flavor. Not bitter whats so ever.

M - Malty and Frothy brew make the viscosity low. Nice feel. didn't feel watery at all. coats entire throat decently.

O - I have to say I'm pretty disappointed with the lack of honey scent or really the lack of an scent. Got a small taste of honey. mixes well. this is not a complex brew. easy to drink tho. I don't believe i would buy this again.

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Photo of MooseBoose
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of TheSSG
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice, soft, white head with a little lacing. Sweet malt and grassy hops aroma. STUNNING, brilliant gold color. Starts sweet with malt, a touch of hop, then has a TOUCH of a floraly, honey note. Finish is sublimely malty. Right as it switches to the finish, there is a grassy/grainy hop flavor, but then is is smooth malt, and again, a touch of honey in the back.

Wow, this is WAY more awesome than I was expecting. Sweet enough, but not too sweet. I love that touch of honey, too. And, the malt finish is perfect. Smooth, velvety mouthfeel, too!

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Photo of czfreeman
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden color-ever so light touch of amber.Head is fairly rich, creamy and holds long retention.
Smells biscuit, grassy, honey comes through in an interesting sour/sweet fashion.Slightly floral, good back of malt mixed with pepper, floral notes and grass.
Flavor is where the beer shines.Spicy carbonation upfront leads to floral grassy flavors, hay, biscuit, then a really nice touch of sour/sweet musty honey. A creamy almost wheatlike creamy. Much more going on in here than the standard Helles Bock..which tends to be one-dimensional malt bombs .
Mouthfeel is great.Spicy, sweet, slightly sour all cut by a light touch of alcohol heat.
A beer I could see being refreshing and nice hot or cold outside.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of MattyG85
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall New Glarus Signature Pilsner Glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright yellowish golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. About two fingers of white head which slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A fairly light aroma of soft malts and wheat grains. Pale malts with hints of cereal grains, biscuit, crackers, wheat, yeast, and a little hay. Some sweet honey scents. Very subtle hints of earthy hops in the background. A fairly standard Maibock aroma, although the honey is pretty noticeable.

Taste: Like it smells, a fairly light malt forward taste. Soft pale malts dominate with a taste of cereal grains, wheat, biscuit, crackers, yeast, and a slight note of straw. Noticeable presence of honey adds to the sweetness. Lightly bitter taste of earthy hops towards the finish. A clean and light taste as expected for the style.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Crisp, clean, and very smooth.

Overall: A decent brew for the Maibock style. Light but has an interesting kick of honey.

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Photo of hardy008
2.49/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours yellow with a white head with good retention and decent lacing. Smells and tastes like yeast, grain, honey, and wheat. Thin. watery, and bland taste. Decent carbonation and light bodied. Not much of an aftertaste. Not worth trying again.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of birchstick
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a yellow color with an okay looking head. Nose is sweet caramel and some grain hops. Taste starts off with sweet honey, that moves on to a sweet toffee nutty flavor. A minute amount of hops show up on the backend, but the sweetness still holds through. Mouthfeel is full and really smooth. Overall, this is a nice seasonal to add into the rotation with its flavor profile.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Cabin Fever from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 548 ratings
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