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Brewed by John Martin
Style: Imperial Pils/Strong Pale Lager
Genval, Belgium

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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.61   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle and can.
Ingredients: Water, Malt, Sugar, Hops.
In 1992, Gordon launches Finest Gold, a strong and refined beer with a typically Scottish character, combining the forces of charm and persuasion. Its origins and its strength (10% degrees of alcohol) give it its smooth taste and explosive nature. The taste of this incomparable beer is nevertheless entirely suited to the new demand of its many enthusiasts. Gordon Finest Gold is today available in 33 cl and 50 cl cans.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sunevdj (3461) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2006
Bottle at Københavnske Øldage 2006. Pours a clear yellow with a white head. Sweet, slightly lagerish. Grassy and clover aromas. Mellow carbonation. hides alcohol well. Dry finish.

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2008 Clear yellow-golden body, thick white head with good lacing. Decent aroma of cereal and alcohol. Taste is dominated by alcohol with some fruity notes (peach, apple) and some cereal (mainly corn). Medium body and sticky mouthfeel. Not as bad as the Platinium but bad enough to make me want to give up beer and re-start pot-smoking. 500ml can.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (13816) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2006
Bottled (BB 07/2007)
Dark golden color, decent foamy white head. Cardboard malty, a fruity nose. Medium-bodied. Sweet, malty with peach and banana notes. Alcohol picks up in the finish. Not great but better than Gordon Finest Silver. Not much scottish character found anyhow.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2006
Very sweet and fairly fruity aroma with a light note of creamed corn in the aroma. Clear, deep, golden tan coloured body is topped by a shy white head that recedes instantly to the thinnest of covers. Very fruity with light buttery note and syrupy sweet character leading up to a surprisingly firm bitterness and a heavy jolt of alcohol. Some DMS notable in the finish. Very light body is quite astringent and rather slick, with strong, agressive carbonation and strong alcohol warming. Leaves you feeling a bit like you could light your breath on fire. Sweetens becomes cloying and butteriness more apparent as it warms. If this is Gordon’s Finest, I’d hate to try their worst. Tulip glass. Fridge temperature. Can (Bièropholie, Dec-05).

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (5215) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2006
Bottled. Orange to blonde pour, closer to orange. Sticky. Distinctly strong, taste of apples and acohol. Harsh alcohol, actually. Did improve with time, though, probably with the slow numbing of all my taste buds.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2006
Clear orange colour with a dense off white head. Malty and light yeasty aroma with a sweet alcohol note and hints of some peach fruityness. malty flavor with a strong alcohol note and a light grainy sweetness. Finish is alcohol sweet with notes of a pear fruityness.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
CamdenD (1113) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 5, 2006
This one was pretty bad. Damn near undrinkable. Sugary sweet and full of lots of things I don’t want in my beer. On tap and never to be had again.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2006
For something this strong, the Gold is very drinkable and not too offensive. How do they manage that when so many of the beers beside this one are very poor? Well, that’s it for the praise: this is all malts and that’s bad, but still, there’s a bit of a redeeming taste that I have to label as poppey, though I don’t eat poppey.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2005
Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head. Aroma and flavor of malt, honey and alcohol, the flavor is stronger than the aroma. The body is light to medium with a liquorous texture and moderated carbonation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaktikMTL (6401) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2005
Canette de 500 ml obtenue via les Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de malt et d’alcool. Apparence: La couleur est dorée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût prononcé de caramel (?) et de fruité. La durée de l’arrière goût est moyenne. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture crémeuse. L’effervescence en bouche est faible. Présence de caramel (?) en arrière goût. (Rating #391)


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