Tmoney99 (8784) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at hotel bar in Miami. Poured dark amber with average rocky off-white head. Medium sweet aroma of citrus and banana. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium sweet flavor and small hops and light alcohol bite for a finish. Good brew and high ABV.
b3shine (2244) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs; thanks burg326). Looks solid; a cloudy orange with thin off-white lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast, dough, and light hops with a bit of skunkiness from the pilsner malt. Tastes like it smells with a fairly sweet backbone. Average on the palate. Not bad.
Garbageman (354) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with a decent white head. Citrus fruits and yeasty with bread. Taste follows, a good balalnced Belgium ale.
BREWMUSKCLES (1992) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice golden color and Belgian style done well it is powerful enough in beer spice and easy on the alcohol since it has a nice juicy red fruit flavor near the finish. flavors layered nicely. some sweetness.
Davhgbrew (445) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Full bodied feel on the lips, with substantial carbonation. Floral and hoppy, yet very nicely balanced. I was completely pleasantly shocked by how good this brew was. The Abv was nicely masked and new flavors were presented as it warmed. I chose to drink this one in a wine glass for some reason, and purely by chance I found it deserved to be savored in said glass.
jcartamdg (1144) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours orange gold with a thick white head. Aroma of citrus, peaches and Belgian yeast. Taste is sweet, peaches, citrus, pineapple, Belgian yeast with alcohol on the finish. Sweet and syrupy, not easy to drink.
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GandGKevin (842) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet malty aromas. Sweet white fruit flavors with a little Rumcake. Overall a pretty good golden.
rougeau13 (1604) - 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 (591) - 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 (4251) - 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 (785) - 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