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

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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   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


1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
kraddel (4490) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2012
another gordon beer.. yes, i must be in a suicide mood :) pours brown, NO foam. ass al gordons yet this has soft carbonation, and even maybe less than needed. taste ( there is some if you search) is mostley sweet . sugar... what the hack did they do with their beers? bought mediocer beeers and mixed them with water?

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tommann (2980) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours a dark reddy brown with a thin head. Aroma is grassy, skunky and sweet, caramel malt. Taste is sweet toffee to start, with a raisin finish and a skunky, grassy aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
note666 (1195) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2012
2012 - 08 - 11 500ml can. amber colour. medium, fading to small white head. butterscotch in aroma. sweet taste.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BigMomma (223) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2012
Details: 50cl can
Tasting notes: Pours a dark amber to red color and almost no head. Gentle aroma of sweet caramel. The flavor is sweet, caramel, malty and ends into a dry sweet slight bitter finish with some lingering caramel notes and a slight floral touch.
Conclusion: Decent, quite flavorfull beer with a good drinkability.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerMM (10) - Brescia, ITALY - JUN 17, 2012
Una delle prime rosse che ho amato, non eccezionale ma una buona birra per ogni occasione

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
vipinvelp (2679) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2012
Clear redish amber with small foam head. Not to much aroma, some caramel, sweet. Taste is like a watery brune, the alcohol is compensating. (Velp, 201205)

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
sebletitje (7430) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2012
50cl can. Love me concert beers on a parking lot, refined flavours? Couleur rousse, col beige/blanc. Le tout reste très doux avec ce relent de faux sucre E150 bien indiqué, et ce profile cerise industrielle. Note de grains et caramel avec un fini dans les normes de houblons nobles laissant ce profile typique métallique. Je donne le bénéfice du doute, la moins mauvaise de la série, mais ça reste de la grosse production avec un publique bien ciblé, genre les dehors de la gare centrale de Bxls.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (4677) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
December 2006 review from BA: I bought this can from a Night Shop in Brussels, as I staggered back to my hotel after an evening of beer tasting. Thank God I didn’t drink it that night, or my head would have exploded. There would have been blood all over the bathroom mirror and all sorts of problems with getting my body home etc. The 8.4% alcohol takes over this drink completely. It looked very good, poured into my Gordon’s Thistle glass. not really red, more a copper/amber colour, but bright and clean looking. Caramel and yeast, no other aroma. Strange taste, not an Irish Red, nor a Belgian Red, more like a dark lager, sweet, but also a dryness which takes away the flavour of malts and hops. A battle between the sweet and dryness is not won by either side and the aftertaste just goes. I would rather have two tasty 4.2% beers than this alcohol laden brew, but as a one off, not a bad beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3784) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2012
This is surely a Belgian Strong Ale??? Deep red-brown colour. Aroma has sweet red fruits, syrup, jam. Flavour is similar. Low carbonation. Quite silky but also a bit thin.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
no2Pencil (58) - ESTONIA - APR 9, 2012
33cl bottle. Clear dark red colour with small head. Aromna has little spice and alcohol. Taste si pretty boring. Little fruity and spicy. Ends bit bitter. Weird salty aftertaste.


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