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Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Live the "red" experience with Gordon Red Strong. A strong beer that recalls the colours of the Highlands amid three million year old rocks… A noble and strong beer (8.4% alc.vol) brewed with the finest ingredients. Discover a touch of caramel within its truly refined flavour. Gordon Red Strong is dark amber-coloured with a purple glint. A unique beer available on draught in the best outlets as well as in 33 cl long-neck bottles


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2007
A very nice and tasting beer available on draft as well as from bottle. Still need to drink it ftom draft. Tastied it now on bottle

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Glouglouburp (6004) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2007
After trying their boring Finest Silver, their atrocious Finest Gold and even worst Finest Platinum I decided to be braver than a cat walking in the back alley of an American Chinese restaurant and give the Finest Red a try. Clear dark golden body with a small but long lasting off-white head. Despite the color I didn’t find any roasted malts or caramel flavour in there. The sweetness of medium level tasted half-honey half-candy-sugar. Actually that sweetness flavour and a few woody notes are pretty much all there is about that beer. A little grass in the finish and that’s it. 8.4% is apparent.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SHIG (3573) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Bottle with a spooky design: Poured a reddish-orange with a off white color head. The aroma was sweet and hints of cinniman to my nose. The flavor was very sweet candy malt with a berry or fruit finish.
Earlier Rating: 6/3/2007 Total Score: 3.4
Bottle: First off the bottle presentation is awesome and nice to look at, with all the lines as writing in white which brings out the red. Poured a red amber with a thin white head. Fruity sorta cherry aroma. The taste was sweet berry malt flavor, very candy and lasting finish. The best Gordon I have had from the finest series!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
altonbrownd (3722) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2007
On tap at Gollem. Fruity, cherry aroma. Sugary, carbonated ale with caramel flavour. Spicy and high-alcohol taste. Syrupy finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2007
33cl bottle. Label says 6.6% abv. Orange-red with an ample tan head. sweet malt and sugar aroma. very sweet caramel flavor, with orange and berry undertones coming out towards the end. Easy to drink and fairly refreshing for a beer of this strength.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (5672) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 14, 2007
Bottled(330ml). -Nice reddish/amber coloured, huge white head, odd sweet nose. The aroma is too sweet malty and faint fruity with some odd oily and perfumy rose notes. Drinkable but a way too sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13597) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2007
can, 8.4%. Clear chestnut colour, stable light brown head. The aromais perfumy and has estery yeast notes and pepper. Flavour is spicy, perfumy, sweet and peppery, strangely sugary. The mouthfeel is a bit thin for its ABV.
Earlier Rating: 11/4/2005 Total Score: 2.6
Bottle. Fresh, malty aroma. Like a breath of fresh air. Dark copper colour. No head. Slightly thin mouthfeel. OK maltiness. Tanninlike, roasted aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5473) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2006
Can: Good looking ale, a reddish orange with an initially decent head. I’d like this alot more if the nose and taste were stronger. It has an aroma of caramel with a touch of butterscotch and sweet cherries(?). It tastes fruity with a sweet caramel base, some butterscotch, and a hint of wood. The sturdy ABV is well hidden until after the swallow. Drinkable and okay, but not at all what I’d expected from the style.

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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (9904) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2006
Reddish amber ale with a thick moka head, overflowing (from a can???). Aroma odf sweet beet juice,caramel and light sulfur notes. In mouth, a sweet butterscotch, with a rather dry alcohol finish, short and sweet. Overall, a sweet cloying beer, in line with other fine malt liquors made by John Martin. The high class eurobums will love this. Bieropholie imports.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2006
Can (8.4%). Amber clear colour with a weak head. Aroma of soft malt, roastedness with some oak too. Light flavour of malt and some oakness. Ends up little alcoholic.
Earlier Rating: 12/14/2005 Total Score: 2.9
33 cl bottle.This one 6.6 % Abv. No yeast in bottom. Reddish amber colour with a rocky but fast disappearing head. Sweet aroma of grain, caramel and malt. Nice flavour of berries and malt, but overall a good beer but not great.


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