Cabin Fever

Michigan
United States
Cabin Fever New Holland Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
80
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Cabin Fever is a roasty brown ale and a hearty, comforting companion for long, mind-bending winters.

Profile

ABV: 
6.5%
IBUs: 
25
Hops: 
Brewers Gold, Nugget
Malts: 
Two-Row, Wheat, Rye, Munich, Chocolate
Judges Review 
Sean Coughlin's picture
Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

A big chocolate malt nose jumps out of the glass and is supported by a rich biscuit backbone. The aroma is all malt with no hops or esters to speak of. The clean yeast profile allows the malt to shine, and a subtle presence of dark fruit emerges as the beer warms. The beer is a light espresso color, borderline black, with a small, creamy, beige head that falls quickly but doesn't completely vanish. The flavor follows the aroma with malt weighing heavy in the balance. Notes of chocolate, toasted bread, toasted hazelnut and a hint of roast are supported by a firm bitterness that lingers slightly into the finish. There is a lack of any discernible hop flavor, which is definitely atypical for the style. The mouthfeel contains a substantial body that avoids being heavy and a fair amount of astringency that seems derived from the darker malts. This is a nice beer but it almost comes across more like an English interpretation of a Brown Ale or Porter.

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The American Brown Ale beer style as defined in the 2015 BJCP Style Guide is a malty but hoppy beer frequently with chocolate or caramel flavors. An American style influenced by British Brown Ales but with more hops. The medium to medium-dry finish provides an aftertaste having both malt and hops. Brown IPAs feature higher alcohol, bitterness and hop character than American Brown Ales. Read on to discover our American Brown Ale reviews.

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