Panic Attack | Holy Mackerel Small Batch Beers "the garage project"

BA SCORE
78
okay
170 Ratings
THE BROS
71
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Holy Mackerel Small Batch Beers "the garage project"
Florida, United States
holymackerelbeers.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by adkirkish on 07-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
170
Reviews:
58
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
19.05%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
39
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 170 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of IckyT2012
3.44/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lots of sugar. Tastes like a hangover waiting to happen

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Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Full bodied with a mellow flavor that makes for easy drinking

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Photo of Napolian954
5/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The sweet honey flavor and fennel are balanced beyond perfection. (However, I prefer sweet and malty). For a 10% abv it is incredibly smooth and more refreshing than other beers of that alcohol content.

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Photo of rjp217
2.01/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

It's a great looking beer but way too medicinal and unbalanced. Could barely get through a few sips as the sweetness is off putting and way too boozy

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Photo of TBCE
3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured a nice cloudy amber color, with not much head. Smell is minimal, but has notes of fruits, crisp spices. Taste has a strong maple syrup sweetness, followed by fruits and alcohol. Mouth feel is moderate carbonation and smooth. Overall a pretty solid beer, maybe a little too sweet for my liking.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tone77
3.71/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy, dark amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of spices, some fruits. Taste is spices, malts, light fruits, just a hint of alcohol. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

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Photo of WiggyKGB
3.91/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

not a real big fan of this one. the label suggests its a belgian tripel meets a saison, and maybe i agree, but its all over the place, and not real palatable. its way more tripel than saison, sweet and thick, brightly carbonated though and it looks a lot better than it smells or tastes. its got a yeasty boozy aromatic, why is this so strong? no need for it, and it makes the beer feel cheap and gimmicky to me. sweet wheat malt, and there must be some dextrose added. the yeast is american belgian, like some of those weird belgian ipas, but this one doesnt bring the hops that it needs to taste balanced. its just a mess for me, boozy harshly, and just not all that good. i really wanted to drink as much local beer as possible on my trip, but this one really let me down. man, i got heavily buzzed it seemed off of one of these.

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Photo of BMESSER88
2.84/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ninaturner
3.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mpalestino
3.59/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Steve78
2/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of gwiedman1
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of MOBy_13
4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Giovanni3
1.68/5  rDev -50%

Photo of Tal1962
2.6/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of frlrv1020
3.92/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of iTunesUpdates
2.88/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of blovegolfer
3.32/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of andy1701
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Andrewl1
3.52/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of OldCat
2/5  rDev -40.5%

While this brew didn't cause a panic attack, I confess I was a bit buzzed by it. Having just finished a Yuengling Summer Ale with my dinner, a friend offered me the Holy Mackerel. So, I drank it. This beer has a wonderful dark golden appearance, but would I have another? No. It's syrupy sweet flavor reminded me of that "nighttime, sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy head, fever, so you can rest medicine." If those symptom occur, however, yes I'd have another.

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Photo of CraigTravor
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of AjGuadarrama
4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

Panic Attack from Holy Mackerel Small Batch Beers "the garage project"
3.36 out of 5 based on 170 ratings.
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