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RATINGS: 410   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Dark brown with a fizzy off white head. Sweet malty caramel, chocolate, and roasted grain aroma and taste with a sticky palate and a malty finish.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
frozen_glass (51) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Interesting aroma, with the roasted notes and hints of caramel. Very dark brown color traps almost all light, everything that gets through leaves a nice sunburst effect. Combined with the white head, the appearance matches the thematic color scheme established on the bottle (brown log cabin surrounded by white wintry landscape). Its got a fizzy feel to it on the way through. The taste is a bit unbalanced, with some bitterness, and then an astringent kick at the end thats fairly unpleasant. Overall, this beer, though highly recommended to me, failed to meet any standards or expectations I might have had for it. The first one was an understandable mistake, but Im not sure why I gave it a second chance.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tessic (1077) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2010
This brown ale poured an almost black colour with a big, creamy, tan coloured head. to the nose there are scents of molassass, ripe fruit, coffee and roasty caramel. First swig was full flavoured with a slightly burnt sweet malt flavour, nutty, molassass and slightly sweet. finish was roasty with sweet roasted malt flavours lasting indefinatly.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (4058) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2010
This is an excellent brown ale w/ some very minor flaws. It pours a nice, deep red brown color w/ a small head. The nose is the best part: a rich, roasty grain character predominates w/ some subtle earthy touches in the background. The texture is light but w/ gentle, creamy carbonation. The earthy notes grow a bit too strong and give way to a very slight metallic flavor. A bit of sweetness balances the bitterness that lingers in the finish. Alcohol is strangely present for a beer of only six percent strength. Overall, anything funny about this is overridden by the good qualities.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (3081) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Very nice brown in the traditional style. Malty backbone in the aroma from a dark brown pour with a thin head. The flavor is very malty sweet with a nice bit of smoke. A bit of hops come thru making it a nice dry finish. Quite nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finhead (1669) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2010
A cola-brown pour with amber edges and a tan head. It has a roasted nut aroma with hints of caramel and black licorice. The body has a soft, almost creamy, texture with average carbonation. The taste is sweet from start to finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsf23mr (218) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Picked up a 6 pack from the local liquor store. I really only got this 6 pack because i thought the label was cool. There is no picture on this site, but its a small log cabin covered in snow in the dead of winter, with snow still falling. Im not a huge fan of brown ales but this isnt so bad. Aroma is very strong chocolate and raisin. Finish is a tad bitter with caramel notes. The label is better than the beer.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 11, 2010
2010 Bottle - Thanks BuckeyeBoy! - Pours a dk cola brow with a small tan head...aroma is full metal, roasted grain but more metal and mineral...flavour is sour malt, this is pretty fucked, old grains and lemon, copper, infected? probably becuase this is not too drinkable...

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (22432) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Tap at Pizzeria Paradiso. Dark maroon, edge head. Aroma of milk chocolate and butterscotch. Taste of coca cola and root beer, slightly sweet and highly carbonated. Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (4006) - - APR 14, 2010
12oz bottle. brown under a small beige head. toasted malt and bitter nuts aroma. more of a bitter brown but not hoppy. the rye? plenty of unsweetened caramel and nuts. light bodied. robust flavor. a bit of warmth.


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