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Holy Mackerel Special Golden Ale - Holy Mackerel Brewing

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BA SCORE
76
okay

216 Ratings
THE BROS
51
awful

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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 18.43%
Wants: 0
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Holy Mackerel Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 06-02-2008)
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

kylehay2004, Jul 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

bcsbeer, Jul 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

rabiddawg, Jun 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Thomas_Picton, Jun 24, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

zaptone, Jun 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Satsuma, Jun 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +36%

Srive009, May 18, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

dalepryor, May 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

halo913, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of chris1919
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

chris1919, Mar 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Boilerfood, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of rorjets
2.33/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

This was a disappointment, considering the price for a four pack. I guess my expectations were too high, but it advertised a 8.5% ABV, and it just didn't deliver the taste or buzz. It says that it originated as a award winning home brew, and is now brewed in SC, so maybe that's the problem. But if this is really 8.5% ABV I must have jaded tastebuds. It sure didn't taste like it.

rorjets, Mar 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

KenC, Mar 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Beermaine, Feb 17, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Thedrizzle, Feb 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

JohnK17, Jan 31, 2013
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5/5  rDev +51.1%

CyBEERooster, Jan 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

afluentturtle, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of ummswimmin
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I poured this one into a tulip style glass. I immediately received a ton of foam from what may have been too aggressive a pour. The coloring is perfect for a Belgian Strong Pale.

Off the top you get really clean Belgian presence. You get the touch of sour and some banana in there.

The flavor is really unbalanced. The funk and sour comes out really strong. This is really a challenge for me to sip.

ummswimmin, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of GPHarris
1.45/5  rDev -56.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

2011 version

a - poured a one finger thick fizzy, eggshell-colored head into a tulip glass that left a thin ring which barely cared to stay around. the body was a hazy orange-amber color.
s - nothing but sugar.
t - tastes like they added a bunch of candy sugar to the boil. there is a hint of belgian yeast flavor.
m - medium and slick.
o - awful. did not even finish it.

GPHarris, Jan 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

sirdrinkwell, Dec 31, 2012
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1/5  rDev -69.8%

RandyBoBandy, Dec 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

andilane, Dec 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

grahamboudreaux, Dec 17, 2012
Holy Mackerel Special Golden Ale from Holy Mackerel Brewing
76 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.