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Gordash Brewing Company

Panic Attack

12 oz single, Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. When a beer has the generic words, "Belgian Style Ale" on the label it makes me nervous. When it's from the Holy Mackerel stable as well, it makes me even more wary, and to be honest I do not have high hopes for this beer before I open it. A copper hue with a decent amount of lace and some creamy head that sits on top of the brew, Firstly this is NOT, by any stretch of the imagination a beer that should be categorized as a Belgian Strong Dark. It fails...

Holy Mackerel Mack In Black

11oz pour at Taco Mac, East West Connector, Austell, GA, USA. Jet black pour that is reminiscent of a stout, but lacks the creamy consistency and mouthfeel that you would normally associate with that style. Thin collar of lace forms. Strong apple cider acidity in the nose that has me a little worried. It almost smells infected! Tastes are better than the nose would suggest. Sweet, mildly alcohol licorice. A little thin and the cider infection taste comes through a touch too. I'm pretty sure...

Holy Mackerel Special Golden Ale

Dave pulled this one out of the back at The Brick Store for a quick, Friday afternoon sampling. A couple of 12oz bottles. We did it blind, so I had a guess at what I thought it was. I said a 9.00%, Imperial Pils type. That was the closest that I could guess, even though it really lacked any sharp, crisp hop bite that one might expect in that case. Pour was a typical golden, macro yellow, but the head was large, and well retained. All I got was a vaguely sweet, slightly bitter smooth beer with...