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Panic Attack - Holy Mackerel Brewing

Not Rated.
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53 Reviews

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Reviews: 53
Hads: 154
Avg: 3.36
pDev: 33.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 31 | 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:
Beer added by: adkirkish on 07-03-2010

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Reviews: 53 | Hads: 154
Photo of AdamBear
2.3/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

A-transparent amber, thin white head, very light colored for the type

S-burnt dark Belgian ale

T-a sweet hit of the dark belgian ale. the after-taste is sort of tangy with the high ABV very noticeable. There's is nothing impressive or satisfying about this one.

M-medium to heavy carbonation, dry finish

D-wow there is close to zero drinkability. i got half way through this and drained it....i never do that! i love beer too much to drain it but this was just that bad.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.2/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is fairly strong, malty with a firm candy-sweet overtone and fruity hints. It pours a nice clear coppery amber with a decent off-white head that leaves some nice lacing. Flavor is quite strong and mouth-filling, fairly sweet but not cloying, malty and subtly hoppy with hints of caramel and cinnamon. Texture is fairly fizzy and fairly smooth, leaving a lip-smacking finish.

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Photo of adkirkish
4.03/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at the Stage 84 pre-release party off of draft:

Appearance: Pours clear dark amber (noted chill haze off of draft - clarity improved as temp increased). Head was frothy white and persistent as beer was consumed and left some light lacing.

Aroma: Sweet malts with a light belgian yeast aroma (saison), light citrus hop aroma, very light spice aroma (clove), no esthers.

F: Sweet malt upfront, Caramel and raisin make up the majority of body of the beer (distinctly belgian). Finishes with a slight citrus hop bitterness. The balance of this beer is definitely towards the sweet malts.

M: Medium bodied and medium carbonation, with a creamy mouthfeel, drinks very smooth with a dry finish. The 10% does not show any warmth and is deceptively hidden. No astringency.

O: I enjoyed having the opportunity of being one of the first to try this new beer. Objective feedback: IMO this beer balances a fine line between two style categories: 16 E (Belgian Specialty Ale) and 18 E (Belgian Dark Strong Ale). If this beer were to be categorized as a Belgian Specialty Ale what necessarily seperates this beer apart i.e. (Blending techniques, unusual grain bill, adjuncts, herbs / spices, brett). I feel this beer most closely resembles a Belgian Dark Strong Ale (Westy 12, St Bernardus Abt 12 etc.) That being said this beer has alot to go up against to say the least.

Constructive feedback: Color is on the lower end of amber, consider deeper malt profile to increase SRM. Esthers weren't really apparent in the aroma, rather smelled more like a saison (This would be the lowest point I could address). With these two points addressed I believe this would be a great example of a Belgian Dark Strong Ale. Right now I would say this beer is 80% Belgian Dark Strong Ale and 20 % Saison.

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Panic Attack from Holy Mackerel Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.