rougeau13 (1766) - Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2012 version at Fultons crab house in Disney world. Clear gold, small white head. Aroma of orange, yeast, bubblegum. Very sweet and a little boozy. Not very good. Way too sweet and kind of syrupy.
Beerathon (781) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This is a 2011 version and not good. Smells funky/sour and taste is much the same. Not a fan.
BVery (5127) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy rich orange pour with a clingy white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and slight sour cherry. Nice taste and mouthfeel. Pretty good!
ronaldtheriot (970) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Holy Mackerel Special Golden Ale (reviewed a 2008 bottle) has a thin, cream-colored head and a very opaque, apricot-orange appearance. One can see quite a bit of bubbles streaming up the sides of the glass. The aroma is of sweet, candy-like filling, caramel, butter, dough, and other things I can not identify. The flavor is of nut shell, sweet dough, candy-caramel filling, fruit-cake, orange peel, and other unknown items. There is no bitterness present here, nor is alcohol detected in the aroma or flavor. Mouthfeel is medium, and Holy Mackerel Special Golden Ale finishes wet, mild, sweet, mellow, and shockingly drinkable. This is unique, interesting, and good. I rate it at least excellent. RJT
KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a hazy golden amber with a small (less than 1 finger) white creamy head that reduced quickly down to a thin puddle and a small collar with good sheets of lacing.
The aroma was of a light bread malt and a sweaty Belgian yeast with notes of citrus (lemon), banana, apple, pears, cherry, honey and a slight alcohol tinge.
The taste was mildly sweet and a tad acidic with hints of banana, honey and apple early on with the finish being yeasty, spicy and a bit sour with a mild citrus presence and a moderate fruity ester towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time following the swallow with the mildly tart fruity alcohol taste left to fade away slowly.
Mouthfeel was a few steps above light in body with a watery texture and a lively carbonation.
Overall a nice fruity Belgian Ale with a huge alcohol presence at the finish...
bconch (249) - - JUL 22, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden pour with thick creamy head. Nose has some pepper and typical Belgian smells. Taste is the same with a little sweetness as well. Different take on the style.
Stldsf1 (613) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
pour is transparent golden yellow with a white ring. The nose has strong lemon, a touch sweet but an assertive spice to it. Zesty, peppery, peppercorn. The taste is even sweeter and the spicy balance is much less. Notes of honey and candied sugars mix with the lemon. The finish is extremely carbonated and muddled, the body is a touch syrupy and crisp and clean
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ghawener (1428) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUN 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: strong ale, a mix of a pilsner & belgian ale. Interesting. Food Piaring: Strong Hard Cheese.
walterpay34 (1) - - JUN 3, 2012 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
A delicious spice highlights the unique golden ale. Specially brewed in beautiful south FLORIDA, this beer went great with an imperial tilapia I enjoyed at the Bonefish Grill
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has the typical belgian blonde yeasty taste. The alcohol is a bit too apparant, and the flavor lacks much umphh.