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


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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.6   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HansJM (358) - NORWAY - FEB 12, 2005
To be a 10% beer, this was very mild. Too mild, I think. Itís not that it was bad. It was well balanced and with half the % it would have been good. With 10% I expect more. Much more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
schuimkroaat (422) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2005
33 cl bottle, bbe 14th Apr 06. Lovely honey colour, weak head. Aroma of (bakerís?) yeast, bread and alcohol. Sweet and sourish, dry, some caramel and clearly alcohol. A very gentle bitterness towards the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (29482) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2005
A dark orange beer with a huge though collapsing off-white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of alcohol as well as hints of caramel. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of alcohol which gives it notes of metal. The alcohol runs warming over the tongue, but is too much for me. The flavor also contains notes of caramel. The finish is warm and quite dry - as if the alcohol suck the water out of the mouth.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2004
The bar where I drank this, Celtics in Mexico City, said it was an ale from England. It didnít taste like any English ale Iíd had, so I guess a Belgian Strong makes sense. I noticed very little aroma, the head was foamy and white while the beer itself was a good blonde color. To me the taste was sweet with strong hints of alcohol. The plate was very smooth, I didnít notice much of the bitterness other people have noticed. Overall, a good, but not great beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2004
Gordonís Finest Gold Lighter Fluid. Bottle bought in a little store in Brussels. Apparently this is Belgiumís answer to Tennents Super or Special Brew. The second most seen item on the Brussels streets (after dog waste) are empty cans of this, and i saw several traps drinking it. Itís no suprise though, itís cheap, pale, strong and easily obtainable. Very harsh alcohol character, syrupy with searing bitterness. Really unpleasent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dorqui (2110) - Brescia, ITALY - DEC 10, 2004
Compact but little long-lasting foam. Yellow color gold is introduced shining and firm. Much alcoholic one, with a strong and persistent body. Decidedly canted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GonZoBeeR (2933) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2004
Odeur de sucre et díalcool.Elle a une belle couleur ambre avec une belle mousse.Au gout elle est tres sucre avec un gout díalcool.Elle a une belle rondeur de sucre et díalcool.Elle resemble a la bush de de dubuison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 16, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2006 Strong, almost out of beer clasification, but anyway, I enojy it, I had to get even with it, since I had to throw it away in Belgium.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bark (255) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2004
The colour is golden yellow; the big, hard foam is white. The smell is full of fruity notes: Sweet apples, apricots and peaches are mixed with the smell of alcohol. The taste is sweet with hints of puff pastry, wheat flour and fruit-flavoured marshmallows, but not in an annoying way. It got a light, plain taste of hops in the background. The soft aftertaste is quite alcoholic, but it got notes of sweet bread, butter (diacetyl) and marzipan. I enjoyed this beer, shame about the high level of alcohol. After drinking a bottle (330 ml), I got very tired and a bit dizzy. Which is strange, I donít get that reaction when I drink a pint of ESB that contains as much alcohol as in this bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2004
light yellow in colour with a long white head... malty... grassy... taste of burnt sugar... I was expecting more. sort of a disappointment.

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