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RATINGS: 337   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Robust in character yet smooth in delivery, Cabin Fever is a roasty brown ale and a hearty, comforting companion for long, mind-bending winters. Its rye, roast and raisin notes play off a subtle caramel sweetness and culminate in a dry finish. Excellent with roasts, stews, caramelized onions and snowfall.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
patrick767 (3590) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2009
bottle - Pours medium brown with a one finger head. It has a mild, nutty caramel malt aroma. The flavor is of caramel malt with some off tasting sourness in the background that makes me think there’s a hint of infection. It looks like "screigh" below got some with a worse infection. At any rate, the sourness was only hinted at in my bottle, but the beer was light and lacking in flavor. It was drinkable, but not much more.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - FEB 4, 2009
Taste 2/9 Bottle. Looks: Deep, clear brown with a thick foam that disappears quickly. Aroma: Medium and dark roasts, toast and chocolate. Taste: Smokey, watery and broken. Not a pleasing taste to me. Nothing complements the other. Doesn’t come across as a brown ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wmubronco1992 (638) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Bottle. Dark black color. Creamy off white head. Some lacing. Flavors of coffee, chocolate, and carmal. Has a strange sour taste. I generally like brown beers, but this definitely is not what I was expecting. Very intense and unusual. Curious to know how this tastes as a draft.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2009
Opaque amber pour with a 1/2" brown head and minimum lacing. Roasted, nutty malt aroma with a hint of chocolate. Medium bodied and mildly sweet. Seems balanced enough and is a touch thin in the finish. Warm flavors of toast, nuts, and cocoa powder. Woody flavor with an abundance of crystal malt. Mildly assertive, a rather enjoyable brown ale.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
screigh (472) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Poured a heavy brown with some red hues. Off-white head. Smell is sweet but off...weird smelling. Taste is horrible. It tastes sweet like a milk stout but think spoiled milk instead of lactose sugar. Horrible sour taste. One of the worst 6 packs I have bought in awhile.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Clear brown pour thin off white head and a ring of lace at the top of the glass. Sweet roasted malts and toffee on the nose. Chocolate and roast flavor. Creamy finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Sampled from 12-oz bottle during Cellars Wine & Spirits weekly beer tasting. Pours a semi-clear dark brown brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin off-white ring. Aroma of roasted dark malt, some toffee, dark chocolate, and caramel. Taste is medium to full bodied, with flavors of roasted dark malt, toffee, caramel, chocolate and some flowery hops. Finish is semi-sweet with a light chocolate and toasted dark malt aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2009 Draught at Woodward Avenue Brewery and Berkley Front. Reminds me of a cross between a porter and a brown ale; there’s a definite sweetness to the finish on top of the cream and slight bitter bite. Nice body, rich without being overwhelmingly thick.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Bottle at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 11/24/2008. Dark black body with ruby highlights and a small off-white head. Sweet roast, caramel, chocolate and toffee aroma. Sweet chocolate and roast flavor with some light caramel. Medium body wtih mdoerate carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2010 12oz bottle from a buddy at a frisbee game - thanks, Steve! Pretty anonymous amber-brown pour, with faint carbonation and a kind of dull color. The nose is semi-sweet, with hints of toffee and just slightly dank autumn fruits. Mouthfeel is thin, carbonation is light, and the stillness does little for the relatively character-less flavor. Slightly nutty and malty in just the right by-the-numbers dose, I suppose.


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