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Monday, October 26, 2009

Holy Mackerel - Special Golden Ale (2009)

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Holy Mackerel
Special Golden Ale

Gordash Beer Company
Melbourne, FL USA
Est. 2003

Brain Damage Quotient = 8.5 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Hazy amber color.
Nondescript aromas; complex but subtle. Perhaps some clove in it?
Bitter alcohol aftertaste; antiseptic.
Medium sized, off-white head that dissipated slowly.
Significant ringed lacing on the glass.
Medium mouth feel; complex flavors, slight alcohol aftertaste.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
According to the label, "Originally brewed in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this golden ale is Belgian-style, yet with a Florida twist. Quite a refreshing yet complex beer, excellent now but one that will only mature if cellared for 2 years."

Ever have a US savings bond? You know how it's half the face value when purchased and then takes years to mature? That is what is in store for this beer judging from the label. It's dated 2009. I am a patient man, but that's asking a lot, don't you think? If you're like me, you want your beer like it's money...NOW!

The label goes on to state, "Brewed for and under the supervision of Gordash Beer Co., at Thomas Creek Brewery LLC, Greenville, SC. " Guess they forgot their Florida roots when moving north. I mention this because WE DON'T HAVE CELLARS IN FLORIDA! Duh! Okay, so I'm taking them a bit too literal.

As with their Imperial Black, this one had some bitter alcohol taste throughout the glass.
The high notes, you ask?
  1. Great lacing
  2. Killer alcohol buzz
  3. Complex flavors

The rest? Well, let's go dig a hole and start working on that cellar.

Try one yourself, if you have the time.................

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