auerbrau (3164) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 Oz Bottle. 2007. Funky spice and tamari aroma. Lots of unagi and soy, heavy. Light syrup, touches of hickory ash and candied almonds. Strong. Sesame! Dripping with sesame oil. A bit weird, but not bad. Pours a sienna-tinted brown, with a soapy edge of off-white. Flavor is a medium-density sugar supplied with copious quantities of charred nuts, Japanese condiments, and salted fish. Gives up a bit of salty wood and dried grains. Still can’t get over the very palpable and real toasted sesame seeds. Dominates the flavor profile and even out into the smack, keeping other caramels and nut flavors from showing themselves in any detail. Hops don’t show. Palate is balanced by this tannic seed flavor and a general dry quality. There, hops peek in a little. Not really sure how I feel about this beer. Interesting, and I always appreciate that. Thanks Sean!
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2007 12 oz. bottle. Pours reddish brown, very small light beige head, not much carbination. Smell is faint, moslty carmalized malts, with a hint of alcohol. The flavor is a roasted malt with some nuttyness and a slight alcohol aftertaste. Good winter brown ale.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
11/2/07, 2007 vintage. 12oz bottle. thanks to holdenn for giving this to me on demand. Now that’s respect! pours reddish brown with very small off white head. nose of stale coffee and slight roast. flavor has some nuts, stale coffee roast, and some sweet caramel notes. the roast in here is really bad. watery feel to it. why is this rated so high? man, i had hopes for a good New Holland beer but I should have known better. its just a plain old brown ale with more roast to it. 5/3/5/3/10=2.6.
cheap (4003) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
My bottle was purchased in December of 2007. Sweet aroma is mildly present. Dark brown in color. Not much fizz, rather flattish. Not as strong as anticipated. Almost like an alt in character. Hoppy back bite. Dark beer flavors combined with typical dark ale. Though not readily apparent, has an alky impact that lingers around the palate.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An average brown. Color is a thin brown, with just a little head. Mild aroma. Well balanced. I bought a six pack at the store because I like most of the New Holland brews. This was just average, I probably wouldn’t buy it again.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a dark brown body sits under a beige head. Notes of buttered toast, subtle hops, milk chocolate, toffee, roasted nuts. Medium body. Refreshing flavor with a slight sweetness followed by a touch of bitterness.
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This rating is for the 2007 release of Cabin Fever. This beer has been relaunched by the brewer as a malty brown ale. All ratings for the 2007 release should be placed here. Medium-dark brown body, translucent, thin-medium off-white head. Aroma of chocolate and toast, balanced by earthy hops. Dry, cerealy body, with Cheerios and milk chocolate. Dusty, earthy. Solid medium body. Well-crafted.
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not much there to smell, but a nice taste once you get to it :) A little malty coffee taste present and slightly hoppy. Easy drinkable and decent alcohol gives means of a good overall ale.
jtw (1089) - farmington, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown clear liquid with a light beige head - lightly carbonated. apple, roasted malt, caramel and light chocolate overtones in the aroma, flavor is pleasantly roasty and a touch spicy, maltier than hoppy but still quite balanced. 6.1% is well-hidden; this is a pretty drinkable brew!
Lowe1983 (1346) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brown color with an off-white head. Aroma is of roasted malts, chocolate, and caramel malts. Flavor starts off with roasted malts, chocolate, and molasses. That gives way to caramel malts and a slight bitterness from the hops. Flavor is much better then the aroma. Overall not bad at all.