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


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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
Live the "red" experience with Gordon Red Strong. A strong beer that recalls the colours of the Highlands amid three million year old rocksÖ 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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - OCT 29, 2007
Bottle. Nice appearance. Deep red with a big head. Aroma is artificial, alcoholic, little fruitiness. Flavour of cara, sweetness, alcoholic. Is dye a fine ingredient?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5431) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013
Sept, 2007 330ml bottle from Carrefour, France. A soft, sweetish strong beer with mild spice notes. Alcohol fumes. Itís a little rough round the edges, but is easy drinking and mostly quite pleasant. Itís possibly a strong lager rather than either a Scotch Ale or Barley Wine. I detect few ale notes. [2.4]
Jan, 2013 500ml can from Carrefour in Tamur, Belgium. Cheap can of strong lager. Amber coloured with malty flavours. An Ambree or Amber lager or Vienna lager, depending on which country itís brewed in. Quite soft. Whiskey aroma and flavour notes from some added artificial whiskey flavouring. Sweet caramel notes. Pleasant and easy drinking. [2.6]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (23143) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2007
Bottled. Deep amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is fruits, alcohol and some malty and quite hoppy hints too. Flavour is the same. I would have guesses the style for a fruitish Malt Likka, but apparently itís an ale...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2007
Red clear body and a creamy offwhite head. Aroma: Sweet malt, burnt sugar, nuts and grass. Flavor is way to sweet, litte sour. Also a hopy grassy feel. To much strong alcohol taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rlgk (14691) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2007
Bottle, thanks to screwball. Quite nice amber color, offwhite head. Malty and fruity aroma, maybe some nutty notes. Malty, sweet flavor, some alcohol and fruits. Sweet alcohol finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - AUG 11, 2007
Bevuta alla spina al John Martin a Busalla; colore rosso scuro, aroma floreale molto pronunciato e simile a quello della Gordon Five (assaggiata ieri sera). Sapore tuttavia un poco piý intrigante, dolciastro e con finale scarsamente luppolato, ma non spiacevole sebbene un poco artificioso. Corpo mediamente acquoso, frizzantezza poco pronunciata; buonina...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wim (3202) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2011 red amber coloured body with a small off white head a spicy malty fruity aroma a spicy sweet malty fruity taste with a alcholic bitter finish

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Kirill (277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2007
well, this is slightly better than the platinum, but not by much... not quite sure how this is a scottish ale, just seems a regular ruby/red one to me... strong presence of alcohol but some sweet and hoppy tastes are discernible

   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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - 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 didnít 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 thatís it. 8.4% is apparent.

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