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 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (4964) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3994) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Tranquillity (1454) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2012
A Belgian beer that "recalls the colours of the Highlands". Wow! :) The colour is candid sugar, aroma sweet alcoholic with malts, the taste does not have as much alcohol as I expected. There’s not really a finish. Probably good with burgers...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
diabel (1630) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2012
Clear reddish - deep amber body. Off-white head, fastly diminishing. Weak aroma, bit malty and alcoholic. Lightly bitter, moderately sweet flavour. Quite weak and uninteresting, I would not say bad, just very unpronounced flavour.
Earlier Rating: 11/26/2003 Total Score: 3.7
Bottled A pale red colour, with a reddish head. A quite sweet and malt aroma. It tastes like Gordon X-mas: malty, spicy and sweet. I'm quite astonished when I see that the other raters don't like the flavour as much as I do.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2012
From backlog, consumed ’aged’ at Kulminator

Head: none
Colour: red/amberish, hazy
i think this was overall not a beer to age and i drunk it aged so it wasn’t good at all ...
Earlier Rating: 1/2/2012 Total Score: 2.4
From backlog

Head: none
Colour; dark amberish/red
Smell: very irony and sweet malts, hops to bitter it out a bit
Taste: start is very malty, then comes in a sweet irony taste, end is sticky with a burn ... brrrr
Earlier Rating: 1/2/2012 Total Score: 2.4
From backlog

Head: none
Colour; dark amberish/red
Smell: very irony and sweet malts, hops to bitter it out a bit
Taste: start is very malty, then comes in a sweet irony taste, end is sticky with a burn ... brrrr

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
500 ml can. From finestshop.be.
Clear mahogany colour with small off-white head. Malty almondy alcohol accompanied with caramel sweetness in aroma. Flavour is pretty much the same. More alcohol but otherwise just malt and almond. Tiny hints of bitterness. Slighlty more tolerable than Silver one. The description is like a joke.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gam (3636) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2011
Large creamy head red brown pour weakish carbonation aroma vanilla nutty toffee over ripe cherries flavours sugary coffee toffee over ripe cherries the aftertastes sweet malty some interesting tastes rich mild bitter not a winner

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielyabu (1361) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - OCT 16, 2011
small frothy light brown head. fl. fd. clear thin light reddish brown body. aroma; moderate malt, caramel. if and ff: moderate sweet bitter; average duration. palate: medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. Strong Pale Lager/Imperial Pils ratebeer, euro strong lager beer advocate, cor totalmente for a dos ditames, sabor bem maltado, o lupulo aparece mais no amargor, e também em presença não tão marcante, 25 s

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vickey9 (749) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2011
Red with white head, gently bitter malty aroma, but sweety taste, a little carbonation, hints of coffee, vanilla and jelly on palate, sweet aftertaste

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