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Holy Mackerel Special Golden Ale - Holy Mackerel Brewing

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BA SCORE
76
okay

213 Ratings
THE BROS
51
awful

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Ratings: 213
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 18.48%
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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Thomas_Picton

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

06-24-2013 12:28:58 | More by Thomas_Picton
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zaptone

California

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

06-17-2013 15:44:18 | More by zaptone
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djre4orm

Virginia

3/5  rDev -9.1%

06-13-2013 18:32:19 | More by djre4orm
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Satsuma

Florida

3/5  rDev -9.1%

06-09-2013 02:25:44 | More by Satsuma
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Srive009

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

05-18-2013 23:30:35 | More by Srive009
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dalepryor

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

05-08-2013 03:33:58 | More by dalepryor
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halo913

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-07-2013 16:19:24 | More by halo913
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chris1919

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-31-2013 19:48:29 | More by chris1919
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Boilerfood

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-23-2013 00:31:20 | More by Boilerfood
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rorjets

Connecticut

2.33/5  rDev -29.4%

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.

03-22-2013 14:29:04 | More by rorjets
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KenC

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

03-05-2013 02:03:37 | More by KenC
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Beermaine

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

02-17-2013 21:23:26 | More by Beermaine
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Thedrizzle

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

02-16-2013 00:14:25 | More by Thedrizzle
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

01-31-2013 16:55:19 | More by JohnK17
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CyBEERooster

Florida

5/5  rDev +51.5%

01-20-2013 22:49:07 | More by CyBEERooster
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afluentturtle

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.1%

01-18-2013 04:21:01 | More by afluentturtle
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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.

01-14-2013 01:24:18 | More by ummswimmin
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GPHarris

Alabama

1.45/5  rDev -56.1%

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.

01-07-2013 15:37:31 | More by GPHarris
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sirdrinkwell

Florida

4/5  rDev +21.2%

12-31-2012 05:07:07 | More by sirdrinkwell
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

1/5  rDev -69.7%

12-28-2012 07:40:14 | More by RandyBoBandy
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andilane

Florida

3/5  rDev -9.1%

12-27-2012 03:05:54 | More by andilane
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

12-17-2012 12:03:09 | More by grahamboudreaux
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gritz147

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -9.1%

12-11-2012 03:35:17 | More by gritz147
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sd123

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

12-05-2012 01:53:51 | More by sd123
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SalMineo

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

11-09-2012 17:35:33 | More by SalMineo
Holy Mackerel Special Golden Ale from Holy Mackerel Brewing
76 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.