Brewed by John Martin
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Genval, Belgium


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RATINGS: 160   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2006
(Can 50 cl) Clear and very dark amber golden with a small, off-white head. Odd, perfumy nose. Medium body with sweet, malty accents and - again - perfume. Very alcoholic finish. Odd, but not that bad. 130806
Earlier Rating: 1/24/2006 Total Score: 2.9
(Bottle 33 cl) Beautiful, reddish amber colour with a delicate, creamy, beige head that leaveas a pretty curtain of laces. Aroma of malt and alcohol. Full-bodied with a very sugary sweetness. Some slightly perfumy, fruity notes are hiding in the flavour making this a rather unusual strong lager. Rather discreet bitterness. 240106

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2006
Can. Amber colour with a small tan head. Light fruity aroma and a sweet fruity, light alcoholic taste. Medium body with a sweet light alcoholic finish.
Earlier Rating: 11/9/2004 Total Score: 2.7
Amber color, light sweet malty aroma, light sweet dry taste, medium body, medium dry alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (20569) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2006
Can. Clear orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of fruits and spices. Flavour of malts, fruits, caramel and spices with notes of alcohol.
Earlier Rating: 10/30/2005 Total Score: 2.5
Bottled. Clear orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts and caramel with fruity notes. Flavour of malts and caramel with notes of fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sten (617) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2006
Reddish appearance with a small white head. The aroma is sweet and alcoholic. The flavour is sweet, alcoholic and a bit fruity. A very boring beer. (Bottle 33cl 6.6 alcohol % in my version)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13253) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
On tap at The Highlander, Antwerp. Red beer with lasting beige creamy head. Creamy sweet red fruit malt aroma. Bit too much sweet sugar candy. Finish has some dry malt, but too sweet and overall a bit daft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dorqui (2091) - Brescia, ITALY - FEB 13, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2007 Draught at John Martin’s Restaurant (Bergamo) [ABV 8,8%].
Smooth of medium duration head. Burnt red color; enough extinguished and little fizzy one. Light ash and burned wood scent. Slightly pungent taste with overpowering bitter and alcoholic notes. Lightly top heavy and long-lasting final.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2006
[bottle from beers of europe]Aroma is malty, plums, orange peel, a little port. body is totally dead and crap, sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 24, 2005
UPDATED: APR 30, 2006 It is very strong, but is not as strong in flavour as the alcohol, but is vry nice in colour and the foam is great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (5641) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2005
Canette de 500 ml obtenue via les Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel, de fruitée et une légère touche d’alcool. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée rougeâtre avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel et d’alcool. La durée de l’arrière goût est moyenne. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture crémeuse. L’effervescence en bouche est moyenne. Présence d’épices en arrière goût (?). Je m’attendais à une bière ordinaire mais finalement j’ai été agréablement surpris. (Rating #367)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2005
Seems the appropriate time of year for this fellow. Aroma starts with harsh maltiness, which gives way to a good sellection of fruits. Taste is also fruity however seems flatter than what it should be, very little carbonation. Intresting character.

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