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Style: Imperial Pils/Strong Pale Lager
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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BigMomma (223) - Leuven, - JUL 12, 2012
Details: 50cl can.
Tasting notes: Pours a clear golden color with a tiny white head that fades away and leaves a headless beer. Aroma is sweet but almost not apparent. The flavor consists mainly of a slight sweetness, maybe some malts but in the end an alcoholic metal finish that ends dry but leaves some sticky sweetness in your mouth. Medium body, too few carbonisation in my opinion.
Conclusion: Quite a dissapointment. From al the ’Gorden Finest’ beers I’ve had this one has the least flavor but the most alcohol. This makes me conclude that this beer is interesting if you want to get drunk easily, however considering the high price there are better alternatives.


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
erickok (4928) - Leuven, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2016
Horrible filtered looks, grey head. Sugar, full of alcohol, ethanol even. Ricola candy, alcohol heat. Horrible aroma but taste is somewhat acceptable. Just alcohol and those Alps herbs, but I expected a dreadful alcohol water taste. So still poor but I could finish the bottle. (33cl bottle from Comptoir Ferme de Mont-Saint-Jean)

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
The_Osprey (5318) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
Nov 2015 - 500ml can picked up in a petrol station in Brussels, shared in Steve’s car. As ’Gordon Finest Platinum XXXtra Strong’, 12%, BB Nov 2016. Everything about this beer exudes class. Dark amber orange, clear, small foamy off-white head. Aroma is apple skin, grains, background vinegar. Cheese on crackers with an apple chutney. Smells of the middle classes. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is paper, cardboard, white pepper, dry. Not too boozy given the 12%. In Belgium, it’s possible to pick up far better beers that are much cheaper than this. So what’s the point?

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Theydon_Bois (15554) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2015
Can, picked up from a petrol station on the N6 outside of Brussels, boosted in the passengar seat of Rilesters car from a paper cup, 21/11/15. Clear golden with a decent egg shell white covering. Nose is grain, malt, booze, hint of caramel, light pish, bready malt, fruit rinds. Taste comprises grain, semi sweet malt, harsh booze tones, raw alcohol. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close steeped in booze. A touch harsh but ultimately good boost juice.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
TBone (15523) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2015
Bottled 330ml (from BBF, BB 11/2016)
Clear amber-golden color, small white head. Aroma is skunky and grassy with notes of cardboard. Medium-bodied. Green apple, harsh alcohol, like C-grade vodka flavor, some paper. Lacks totally finest Belgian yeast flavors. Booze bomb.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wixie (252) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2015
Clear golden liquid, average head. Aroma of citrus. Medium body, average carbonation. Taste is sour and a bit sweet, with a very strong taste of alcohol.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
jamaty (1735) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 13, 2015
Dorada anaranjada y sin apenas espuma. El aroma es alcohol. Poco más. Y en boca es un aguardiente con sabor a malta, no mucho mas. Mala.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Rubin77 (646) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 18, 2015
Foam: with almost no head. Colour: clear golden colour. Aroma: fruity and malty, alcohol. Taste: malty, fruity, some metallic tones, a lot of alcohol, bitterness is also present, hard to say more, don´t try it, I just want to know what kind of beer are there still drinking strange individuals here in Bruxelles, it really warms up, reminds me similar Amsterdam Maximator which is malt liquor too, but in this case Gordon is much better.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
lello4ever (486) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
L’unica cosa che veramente si ricorda di questa lager č l’alcool, che al primo sorso di colpisce visti i ben 12%. Per il resto non ha molto da dire.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Icedwarf (1104) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2015
Helder geel bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is licht zoet en sterk, toffee en fruit, ietwat banaan en sinaasappel. Smaak blijft lang hangen. Lijkt erop dat het percentage belangrijker is dan de smaak. Niet echt bijzonder.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Alusmamuts (1373) - LATVIA - MAR 18, 2015
Light amber with samll white head. Malt aroma. Strong lager bitterness, unfortunately with alcohol notes. Not worth its name....


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