11-07-2016, The BeerVibe Crew

Beer Vibe Drinks Local

Holy Mackerel! Special Golden Ale. Their first and award winning beer that went to commercial sale in 2007 is next on our list.

Holy Mackerel Special Golden Ale Belgian-Style Ale

8.5% ABV

These are our thoughts!

The Pour:Disappearing Head

Ms. Hopologist: “Lots of head at first, medium head.”

Once Upon a German: “Small suds.”

Mr. De La Beer: “Small to medium head.”

Score: 2.6/5


The Color: Murky Gold

Ms. Hopologist: “Murky golden yellow.”

Once Upon a German: “Golden yellow, opaque.”

Mr. De La Beer: “Nice light to medium golden color.”

Score: 4/5


The Smell: Complex Though Bready

Ms. Hopologist: “Yeasty, sweet smelling light citrus.”

Once Upon a German: “Yeasty, semi-sweet.”

Mr. De La Beer: “Bready.”

Score: 3.3/5


The Flavor: Definitely Sweet

Ms. Hopologist: “Sweet, gaseous, soda like, minimal bitter, mild orange and grapefruit notes.”

Once Upon a German: “Semi-sweet bready ale.”

Mr. De La Beer: “Complex, sweet bread.”

Score: 3.6/5


The Mouthfeel: Medium Mouth

Ms. Hopologist: “Lingering light bitter feel.”

Once Upon a German: “Medium body bready beer.”

Mr. De La Beer: “Semi-watery, smooth.”

Score: 3.3/5


Total Score: 3.3/5

Ending Comments

Some of the Beer Vibe Crew has had the pleasure of ordering this sweet and special ale at local restaurants. It goes well with Asian cuisine.

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