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


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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
yngwie (15759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2006
Can. Pale golden, and topped by a small large-bubbled white head. Alcohol, sweet malt and fruity notes in the aroma. Flavor is much the same, but with some spicy notes in addition. Thin body and a long alcohol-dominated finsih with some spicyness. Whats the point? (060711)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2006
Can. Golden clear colour with a white moslty lasting head. Rather weak aroma and taste of malts and hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2006
Bottled. A golden coloured beer with a white quite long-lasting head. There isn’t much going on in the aroma except a little sweet perfume. The taste is fairly simplistic. Sweet malts and a good deal of warming alcohol. Pretty indistinguished.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SHIG (4060) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 6, 2006
Golden amber with white froathy head. Sweet grassy smell. Sour copper tingly malt finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
rlgk (15333) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2006
Golden, almost no head. Sugary, somewhat fruity aroma. Too much alcohol, especially in the aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sunevdj (3548) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (14785) - 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.

   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).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (5306) - 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.

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