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Panic Attack - Holy Mackerel Brewing

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77
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119 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 19.52%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Holy Mackerel Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: adkirkish on 07-03-2010)
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bcsbeer

Florida

3/5  rDev -9.9%

07-12-2013 05:10:53 | More by bcsbeer
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GABrew

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

07-07-2013 21:02:33 | More by GABrew
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ferrari29

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-04-2013 18:54:57 | More by ferrari29
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yuichituba

California

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

06-25-2013 00:54:24 | More by yuichituba
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starhawkxi

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

06-25-2013 00:51:05 | More by starhawkxi
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djre4orm

Virginia

3/5  rDev -9.9%

06-13-2013 18:32:35 | More by djre4orm
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Duff27

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

05-27-2013 20:08:12 | More by Duff27
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Srive009

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

05-18-2013 23:30:10 | More by Srive009
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-07-2013 22:55:44 | More by DMarlinJ
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Fairwin

Tennessee

1.93/5  rDev -42%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I was visiting Florida, so I thought I would try some local brews. This one jumped out at me because of the "Trippel and Saison Fusion" that is indicated on the bottle. Also... the "Belgian Style" reference and the ABV indicated on the bottle made me think "La Fin Du Monde", so I was excited to try this high-gravity local offering.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden-brown, very little head and no lacing. Lackluster in appearance in the glass. The complete lack of lacing was concerning.
Smell: This was more what I was expecting. Clove, fruit, pepper, and orange peel were present along with the alcohol.
Taste: Most definitely the sweetest beer I have ever tasted. The molasses and cane sugar elements were so overbearing that it was almost hard to recognize the large quantity of alcohol that was also present. Very difficult to get through an entire glass.
Mouthfeel: Sticky-sweet.

Overall: Very disappointing... especially knowing so many great home-brewers who would probably be too embarrassed to share this disaster with their friends. Way too sweet and difficult to drink. I would not buy this again, and I would not recommend it to a friend.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 02:21:16 | More by Fairwin
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WynnO

Florida

3.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

To my palette this is a Scotch Ale gone awry---not in a bad way, but as if it missed the mark enough for the brewer to thrown in some Belgian yeast and extra hops.

A-copper and cloudy. Short lived head.

S-Caramel & some floral notes.

T-Big. Overwhelming caramel. Dry back end. Tongue does not easily forget this beer.

M-Silky but every part of your mouth retains the caramel. Not a lot of other ingredients to combat this.

I get no Saison character. Maybe the brewer thought the style broad enough to tag the beer with it?? I don't know, but it's not there.

Overall, it's worthy of sharing. I doubt I would buy a six of it though.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 22:54:07 | More by WynnO
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.9%

03-07-2013 22:03:21 | More by Dank26
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TubbyDullard

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +20.1%

03-05-2013 20:08:25 | More by TubbyDullard
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patre_tim

China

4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Copper, filtered, no carbonation, little brownish white foam.

S: Banana, Belgian yeast, dark fruits like figs, glue.

T: Banana, dark fruits like figs, a bit of licorice, malt, no bitterness.

M: Medium, slightly syrupy body, low medium carbonation.

O: Not getting the saison combo it claims on the bottle, but tastes like a pleasant Belgian beer of some sort. Balanced, sweetness is there with the other flavours metioned. Worth a try, sort of cool bottle, love that its from Florida. Would go well with bbq fish.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 05:28:58 | More by patre_tim
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Thedrizzle

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

02-16-2013 00:14:13 | More by Thedrizzle
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Cheddar

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

02-06-2013 02:16:45 | More by Cheddar
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

01-18-2013 23:54:56 | More by grahamboudreaux
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afluentturtle

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

01-18-2013 04:20:32 | More by afluentturtle
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Thomas_Picton

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

01-06-2013 16:36:16 | More by Thomas_Picton
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Riverared

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-04-2013 19:14:18 | More by Riverared
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sirdrinkwell

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

12-31-2012 05:06:47 | More by sirdrinkwell
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-28-2012 06:28:02 | More by RandyBoBandy
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HiPpYcHoP

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

12-06-2012 02:57:50 | More by HiPpYcHoP
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rdtbhockey


4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

12-01-2012 01:12:53 | More by rdtbhockey
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Beejay

Virginia

3.13/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A Tripel and Saison Fusion:

A: Orange brown in color, with a haze. Light tan frothy head.

S: Sugary sweet. There is a Syrup smell some light maple, and perhaps some raisins. Light Belgian character, with caramel dominating.

T: Caramel comes out first. Syrupy and sweet, some light spice notes. In the finish there is a little something that is odd, maybe tannins perhaps a little dark roast grain? The alcohol is in the finish, but is not overpowering.

M: Medium in body, good carbonation, slightly syrupy.

O: Overall I like it, although it is very sweet. It's slightly off the mark for a tripel, and I don't get the Saison at all. It's good, but if anything it is almost more like a slightly Belgian version of a Barley wine. Not great, but certainly interesting.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 02:27:12 | More by Beejay
Panic Attack from Holy Mackerel Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.