ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - NOV 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose of caramel, berries and flowers. Pours walnut with garnet highlights. The thin mostly diminishing creamy/frothy beige head leaves no lace. Starts balanced with moderate acidity and a sweet middle. The finish is long and roasted with a hint of caramel sweetness. Nice complexity. The medium to full body is creamy and soft to lively. The finish feels clean. By the way I’m pretty sure this is a brown ale; at least that’s what the label claims.
shigadeyo (2976) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/12/2007: New Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale pours a clear, chesnut brown color. The foamy brown head is decently-sized at first, but it disappears quickly. There is a moderate level of carbonation. The aroma contains hazelnut, maple syrup, and lots of malt (caramelized). The flavor is sweet with some light chocolate, caramelized malt, hints of alcohol, and some nutty qualities. Overall this beer has a strong, well-refined flavor. It is a nice Winter brown ale that is quite good.
12 fl. oz. bottle from . Rating #39 for this beer...
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very little head, Grainey(rye?)and coffee aroma, brown Christmas cake laced with anise taste ,light bitter finish,little sweetness there almost tastes like an artificial sugar, pleasant enough not heavy enough to be considered a winter ale
MrBunn (2452) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. So this beer pours a nice reddish brown color, but then it forms this wonderful head that sits about one finger high of tan foam. Aroma is sort of chalky... with some chocolate notes and a touch of wet cardboard. Flavor is sweet toffee malts with a bit of a chocolate/coffee edge to it. The rye is part of that malty/chalky mix and blands nicely.
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly cloudy, reddish brown color. Nose is more sweet malts and fruity caramel then roasted malts. Some hints of toasted grain and nuts. Light bodied with a slightly bitter, hoppy finish. More a winter red then a brown ale. Not bad, but nothing really interesting either.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazelnut brown. On tap at New Holland. Aroma was nutty and sweet. Taste was hints of maple syrup, hazelnut, roasted grain, slight coffee and caramel sweetness. Not super thick, fairly straightforward. More flavor than most brown ales, but has room for improvement.
Tmoney99 (10450) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle From Rivers Bend. Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting and had good lacing. Good toasted malty aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Moderate well balanced toasted malty flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew.
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2010 Dark mahogany wth decent, fizzy, tan head / Modest toasty chocolate and coffee nose / Medium body, chewy but watery, with good balance and weak finish / Flavors of roast malt, nuts, cocoa, and dark roast coffee / Serious body flaws.
LinusStick (2817) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I just did not like this beer. I thought it was a brown ale, but as an amber it’s even worse. Aroma was decent...all malt with a some roastiness. Pour was a dark brown with no head. Taste was a bit watery and thin. Mostly dark and roasted malts with just tinge of hops in the aftertaste. I really quesiton the classification of this as an amber.
milewide (1466) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear brown color with small head. Thin body. Modest roasted malt flavor---with sweetness. Very average brew.