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RATINGS: 412   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
topherh (1927) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Pours dark brown with ruby highlights and a beige head. Aroma is roast malt, caramel, chocolate, and a bit co coffee. Flavor is rich, sweet caramel malt upfront with a roasty, bitter chocolate finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (6067) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Location: 12 oz bottle at Capital Ale House - Innsbrook, 11/29/09

Overall Impression: This was a decent winter warmer-style brown ale, but I just didnt think it worked quite right. I cant put my finger on exactly why, but maybe there is a bit too much going on here, so the brew was a bit convoluted? Maybe a bit too sweet? Not exactly sure, its just decent though.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9985) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2009
TAP: Very deep mahogany pour. Nose of molasses and raisin. Taste is faint raisin up front, sweet, then chocolate/coffee late. Great beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Bottle. Poured a brown color with a little white head. Aroma was roasted malts, toast, and yeast. Flavor was weaker. Not a whole lot. Some malts coming through. There is better winter beers out there.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Poured into a standard pint glass with a small, fleeting caramel head. Aroma of deep, full malts. Taste is surprisingly complex. Definitely full bodied with flavors including heavy malts, caramel, slight coffee notes, and a nice smooth dry finish. Excellent beer. Everything i was hoping for. I will be going back to buy more tomorrow.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2009
ok brown ale. Dark brown color, thin white head. Robust malt aroma. Robust malt flavor, hints of roasted malt. Medium-heavy body, no hops, no dryness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Aroma has a good amount of cocoa with a measure of pure licorice root. The flavor is pure, cold drinking chocolate with hints of hazelnut and a bit more of the licorice root.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2009
brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma is nutty, hazelnut in particular over a sweet caramel like malt. lots of roasted malt flavour. more nuttiness, sweet malt tones. toasty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13753) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 11, 2009
12oz bottle. Small tan head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, nut, coffee/roast, some toffee/caramel, cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, coffee, nut, some caramel, roast, rye spiciness. Medium body, low carbonation. A lot of flavors in here, seems like its trying to do a bit too much. Also a bit too sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ditch (14) - Dale City, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Poured a deep dark brownish red with an off white small head that faded away pretty fast. No lacing to speak of. Smells of sweet roasted malts. Chocolate and raisin. A bit of roast coffee. Taste is very sweet and roasty. Very heavy for a brown ale. Has the brown sugar sweetness of a brown ale and the coffee and chocolate complexity you would normally get from a stout. Finish is slightly the bitterness of roasted coffee beans. There is something off and medicinal about the background. Not quite sure what it is. but it is masked well enough to not ruin this beer for me. A great winter brew! Mouthfeel is a little flat and oily. Drinkability is good, but not a session beer. Slightly heavy with the deep pallet. All in all something worth trying. Ill probably cellar a bottle of this to try again next year. Let ya know if that helps. cheers!


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