Review - Berkshire Brewing Company's Berkshire Cabin Fever Ale
"Copper amber in color, this medium bodied ale has a great balanced flavor. A fruity spicy hop finish compliments in malty caramel taste. Think of English pale ale dry hopped with German Tettnang hops. This ale was made to sustain you during the long New England winter." -- Berkshire Brewing
Pours a cloudy deep orange, almost red hue with a decent frothy off-white head with decent retention. Fairly good sticky lacing adds to the visual appeal of this one, as it looks very inviting. Body has cleared up with full clarity after settling, and the head has almost completely diminished. Aroma is faintly sweet, but not very aromatic, with some soft grass/marsh hops, some soft light bread malts, not much to write home about though. Not much to speak of on the initial taste either, but some subtle sweetness appears at the finish to provide some redeeming quality to the taste. Light to medium bodied, there isn\'t much there on the mouthfeel with a watery texture and some soft carbonation. Very nice to the palate with a slightly oily finish.
Reviewed on May 8th, 2008.