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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Copper amber in color, this medium bodied ale has a great balanced flavor. A fruity spicy hop finish compliments in malty caramel taste. Think of English pale ale dry hopped with German Tettnang hops. This ale was made to sustain you during the long New England winter.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2006
Instead of my normal rating style, I’ll just say that this almost a carbon copy of Arrogant Bastard with some water added. Less aroma, flavor and alcohol. Same pricetag though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2218) - USA - MAY 12, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2013 One of the pleasures of visiting western Mass. is being able to drink a few BBC releases. Cabin Fever has a somewhat complex aroma - sharp and metallic, with some sweet, funky hop notes too. It tastes smooth, malty, and on the sweet side, a biscuit-like flavor to it, with a noticeable German and English influence, like the description says. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2010
bottle, pours a nice ruby amber with a medium light tan head. Aroma is sweet and slightly sour biscuit malt and lots of dry hop character. Flavor is a great balance of bread, rye, and doughy malts, with a nice punch of hops that complement the malt but don’t overpower. The malt character lingers while the hops mildly dry the tongue. Nice beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
EdKing (2119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
Bottle at Nate’s Leaving Do care of Leighton. Colours clear chestnut brown. Nose is sour. Unfortunately it’s a touch infected. Nose is wild yeast, grainy malt husk underneath. Taste is the same. Like a Belgian bruin. Not that unpleasant but not what was intended.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Imaena (2038) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Draught. This is a boring old EPA without out much to make it worth the up pricing from a macro.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2008
Flavor on this one seems to be a little shallow. Aroma is strangely reminiscent of caramel corn/Cracker Jacks. Nothing to write home about, but decent.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - FEB 3, 2013
A slightly cloudy medium brown body. A fast fading off white head, no retention. A fruity aroma seemed to dominate the aroma. Flavor was too fruity too. Some caramel malts but not enough to balance out the fruity flavor. May have been a bad bottle.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shadey (1987) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Dark amber color with a decent cream head. Aroma is a little sweet with some dustiness. Flavor is almost old, nothing fresh about it. Kinda heavy and bland.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Draft at Ten Tables in JP. Pours a rustic orange color with a small foamy off white head. Nose is lightly nutty with a light coriander spice and a hint of sweet caramel malt. Palate is full and smooth. Flavors of light spicy autumnal notes with a nice sweet malt in the finish and hints of caramel and toffee.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (1953) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - AUG 24, 2004
22oz. bomber: This one opens with a loud pffft. It poured an fairly clear amber color. Suprisingly little head and about no carbonation. The aroma is quite mild. It is malty sweet, with some hints of fruitiness. Maybe some hops down in there also. Malty sweetness, with some hops in there to balance them out. No real bitterness to the tatse. A hint of spice. Very smooth. Good beer!


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