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Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
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RATINGS: 165   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


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
txspartan (966) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2011
Actually drinkable. I was not expecting too much from this beer, but it turned out alright-ish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
leaparsons (8070) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle. Dull brown with red and a thin head. Aromas are caramel with red berries and earthy hops. Very peppery alcohol. Flavours are sweet grain with sugar and caramel. Fruity with alcohol on the finish. Average.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2238) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Pours a light, light red. Weird for something that bills itself as a Red. And plasters tartan all over its can. Fast fading head, with no lacing. Slightly malty. Slightly. Maybe I smell hops? Maybe. If I didn’t try hard to smell something I wouldn’t have smelled anything. Little malty up front. Floral hops out back. Might not even be hops. They may have actually thrown flowers in here. Little sweetness that sticks around on your lips for a while. Like after eating a lollipop. Sticky and thin. I could drink maybe one of these at a sitting. Maybe, but I’m having a tough time choking this 500ml can down right now.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2011
Bouteille 330ml, dégustée au Bistro des Bières Belges à Saint-Hubert. De couleur ambrée foncée et claire. Nez malté de caramel sucré, léger d’alcool, de sucre brun et de fruits (notes de cerises et de prunes, traces d’agrumes). Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture légèrement crémeuse et aux petites notes sirupeuses. Léger goût fruité sucré (notes de cerises, traces de raisins) lors de l’entrée en bouche suivi rapidement d’un goût malté de caramel assez sucré avec des notes de butterscotch puis en finale un goût d’alcool doux-moyen domine avec de faibles notes de houblon herbeux. Post-goût moyen-long, moyen-léger amer d’alcool avec un goût sucré résiduel et des traces fruitées (moût de cerises). (hiver 2006-07)

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
DeanF (1716) - Nunavut, CANADA - NOV 20, 2010
Ah, nothing better than a sleazy can of Gordon’s on a saturday night! Indeed, I have not been too impressed with the other high-alcohol version of this Gordon’s brew. This one is, in theory, "softer" at only 8.4% alcohol. Thus, we have a beer that pours with a flat amber body and huge head. The aroma is cherries and barley, a bit smooth, a bit not. Taste is a soft mix of amber ales and lagers.... cherry hints and some malts in the midst of an extremely watery finish. This is better than the other Gordon beers, but still nothing to cry home about.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (6457) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 19, 2010
Can 500 ml
Aroma alcoholic, rich sweet malts with hint of hay. Clean with alcoholic notes.
Appearance clear amber look with beige top. 3+
Flavor and Palate : Medium bodied. Mostly malt sided brew with easy attitude. Not very complex. Generic feel.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
probstblueribbon (2916) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2010
500 ml can shared with beer geeks at L’Autre Oeil, served fairly cold in a taster glass. 11NO10.

App.: Clear deep amber with a white veil. Aroma: Thick, sweet, nutty, very fruity, boozy, metallic, acetone, berries, apple juice, gross. Palate: Medium body with fairly full effervescence. Flav.: Solvent, booze, sweet and sugary (cloying), nutty, Sherry, caramel, acetone, butterscotch(?), fairly terrible; off-dry with stinging alcohol and a strange solvent/nut finish and bizarre astringency.

A study in defects and yuck.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2010
Radek’s choice, at L’autre oeil in Aylmer. A little reddish colour, thought it was a Vienna and was pleasantly surprised by long bitter finish. Decent mouthfeel, drinkability. Would like more in-your-face hops.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
psilosophy (491) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - SEP 18, 2010
Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur ambrée tirant sur le rouge, mousse faible, ne tient pas. Bière très sucrée avec des arômes de caramel, de bonbon et de whisky, Hormis qu’elle soit trop sucrée, elle n’est pas non plus des plus agréable en bouche car la texture est plutôt syrupeuse et manque de carbonation. Pour autant, ne soyons pas trop sévère car la bière se boit sans devenir écoeurante (tient bien le réchauffement) et la sensation d’alcool est assez bien masquée (8,4% pourtant). Trouvée à Vanuxeem - Ploegstaert.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
birrabona (209) - ITALY - SEP 10, 2010
Rosso profondo. Profuma di caramello. Super alcolica. Morbidissima. Zuccheri e lieviti tipici del Belgio. Corposa. Fruttata e dolce. Red deep. Flavor of caramel. Super alcoholic. Very soft. Sugar and yeast tipical from Belgiaum. Full Body. Lively carbonation. Finish dry. Fruit and sweet.


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