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RATINGS: 370   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RyanMM (416) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2009
A rather murky brown pour with a smallish white head. Aroma is quite roasty, almost reminding of a porter. Medium bodied, adequate carbonation, could be a little more present. I’m not going to go as far as to say it is watery. Roast malt and nut with some sugar sweetened coffee. Hint of mocha as well. Pretty darn good, better than I was expecting. As far as a brown ale goes, you could do much worse. Side note, I can’t help but comment on the previous review. 0.5 are you kidding me? Even the review doesn’t come off as that bad. I will assume you made a mistake or don’t understand the rating system.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2009 Pours a deep dark brown with a hint of red in it. White head that fades rather fast. Comes across with a roastiness and even a burntness. There are some caramel notes and other hints of sweetness throughout this beer. I will have to say that it is very average, a little too sweet for a typical brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (4877) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2009
12 oz. Opaque with a small, fleeting head. Aroma is smores: chocolate, graham cracker and marshmallow. Flavor is the same with a little more roasty nut bittering on the end. Medium body is watery and lightly carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - JAN 7, 2009
Bottle. Earthy caramel aroma. Deep brown body, tan head. Flavor has caramel, nuttiness, a dash of fruit. Very pleasant finish. By far the best of the 4 browns I sampled together today.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to Butters. Dark brown with a thin whitish cover. Aroma is lots of vanilla sweetness. Taste is lots of sweet brown sugar, malt, mollasses, roasty, chocolate and vanilla. Very sweet and heavy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BigBeer45 (1429) - Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Pours a dark brown with a head of light tan and tan bubbles, has a gentle effervescence, aroma of toasted malt, chocolate and lots of brown sugar, Alaga syrup and dark or burnt caramel sweetness on the nose, sweet aroma is bit much, flavor of sweet roasted malt, caramel and chocolate, has a syrupy sweetness, there is some hop bitterness but it could use a bit more to balance, I thought this was to much on the sweet side. I found this hard to quaff with all of the sweetness, it would be better to sip this ale, has a lot sweetness on the nose and palate, I would not want to drink more then one bottle per evening, I prefer Brown ales that are less sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2009 Bottle from Bruisin Ales. Dark but clear brown pour with thin light tan head. Nice to see a full-flavored but lower ABV winter brew with not too much spice. Mostly just a sweet brown ale, but with the slight kick of rye malt added to the expected chocolate roasted barley notes. Caramel and plums/raisins. Also some hop presence among the malt madness. Definitely too sweet for my usual consumption, but good if the mood hits you.

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