Petrucci914 (876) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Now seems to be just called ’Honey Bock’ with ’Cabin Fever’ found around the picture on the label. Pours a crisp yellow-gold color with a medium creamy and soapy white head which fades rather quickly. Aroma is roasted grains, honey, and light citrus. Taste is thicker than a Pilsner but has similar carbonation, and the palate has a bit of citrus and lots of toasted grains. Drinkable as all hell.
nuplastikk (3825) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Hyper-filtered orange yellow beneath a thin, soapy head. Sweet, fresh honey-malt aroma with a gentle bock touch. Smooth on the palate, medium bodied. The honey just works perfectly with this one, smoothing the beer out. Certainly still displays some fruity bock yeast tones as well. Excellent, with a clean, freshness that NG really excels at. Mild hop balance, just enough to work with the carbonation.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very light,bright hue, getting mostly grain in aromaway deep down there is some sweet malt,probaly the honey influence, taste is sweet on the tongue, again from the honey, liked you poured honey on bread crust,very light in body, actually enjoyable to drink,like a stepped down Helles bock
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale gold, dense white head with a sticky lacing. Aroma of fresh bread dough with a floral hop edge to it. Flavor-wise, floral and fresh-mown grass hops aromatics are at the front, which harmonize with the alcohol content for a very zesty flavor. The bready malts found on the nose develop more towards the finish. Warming, lively palate.
tjranum (1) - USA - JAN 16, 2010 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
hints of honey on the nose. not too overpowering. my first thought after tasting this beer...lager! sweet. well balanced.
arkurzynski (1291) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brand-spankin’ new off the shelf. Pours straw-colored with a creamy white head that dissipates quickly. Very clear. Not much of a nose - light malts with a little sweetness. Definately a decent malty taste up front with a decent background honey flavor. Showcases this flavor much better than another Wisconsin honey beer that shall remain unnamed. Crisp with low to medium body. Mild hop flavor on the finish. Very good and refreshing, just not anything outlandish.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured crystal-clear lighter golden with a short cap of white head. The aroma picked up sweet hay, biscuits, and honey with a deeper earthy and black peppery character.. the honey really rounds it off nicely. The flavor had a tangy, yeasty opening impression with sweet honey rolling onto the middle.. pale malts and something corn-like down there too.. mild bitterness in the form of earth and faint fruit.. finished sweet with more honey and dusty yeast. Light-medium bodied with moderate-plus carbonation that worked well here.. fairly crisp feel.. very easy drinkin’.
madvike (2383) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle picked up from the brewery on a Golden Ale run - Pours a nice light amber with a massive frothy cream head. Nose is all malt and barley, real fresh and pungent. There’s almost a melon frutiness that’s intermingling with some faint hops to make some light sourness. Was a bit sweet initially, but that faded pretty quick. Oh man...the honey is right there on the first sip, and then transitions into the barley with apple and grape notes. Just a hint of herbal hops on the finish. Sweet, but not overbearing by any means, and with some nice boozy notes that warm rather than bite. The carbonation is dialed up too much, but the light body makes this really easy to drink. This one grew on me as I got through the bottle.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Seems to me the first time NG made Cabin Fever it was a belgian style ale. That’s ok, I’ll take another bock. Clear light golden color with a moderate off-white head. Clean aromas, with honey, pale malt, and hint of alcohol (akin to a malt liquor). Pure malt sweetness from the first touch of the lips. LIght honey and hints of alcohol. Light floral hops. Thicker feel with just enough zip to help it across the palate. Strong malt goodness.