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Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
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RATINGS: 166   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


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
skortila (4537) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2005
Aroma of hops, caramel malts and fruits (abrikot). Clear, dark red-brown coloured with a lasting, off-white-brown head. Taste is sweet, fruity (abrikot), malty. Alcohol present, still quite thin and dry. For a gordon not really bad.
Earlier Rating: 7/20/2004 Total Score: 1.5
Canned. Aroma is alcoholic, apples (yes apples..). Amber coloured beer with firm head. Taste is malty and alcoholic. Sweet, bitter amd alcohol. Metallic and sharp palate. This beer is no good... very much no good. Okay it’s better than it’s brother the gold version...

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2005
(Canned, 8.4% ABV, BBE 02/2006) Clear, darkish red-amber color with a small, big-bubbled and mostly fading head. Some toffeeish caramel in the aroma when pouring, but it disappears quickly into mild metallicity and faint toffee and berry hints. Caramely-malty, slightly sweet and roasty, very straightforward flavor. Has some wineous feel, and alcohol is quite clearly present in the finish. Barely medium-bodied - not quite enough for the ABV. It’s actually quite hard to believe that this would be top-fermented. It feels like some Estonian strong, dark lagers.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sten (636) - 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)

2.6
   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 più intrigante, dolciastro e con finale scarsamente luppolato, ma non spiacevole sebbene un poco artificioso. Corpo mediamente acquoso, frizzantezza poco pronunciata; buonina...

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20395) - 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 it’s an ale...

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (31235) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 1, 2008
50 cL can. Pours clear orange to amber with a collapsing light brown head. Light spiced to herbal aroma, mild malt note and light alcohol note in addition. Flavour is light spiced towards perfumed and sweet. Light fruity too. Ends light alcohol warming spiced.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
leaparsons (8102) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Koelschtrinker (10720) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 23, 2011
Süffige süßlicher Beginn, später trockener und fruchtig, zudem etwas alkoholisch, weiter aber süß. Zunehmend künstlich, was in Teilen auch dem Alkohol zuzuschreiben ist. Nun laffer, auf den Aromen zum Beginn wird sich anscheinend ausgeruht – diese reichen aber bei Weitem nicht.Daher entsteht ein langweiliges, zum Ende hellmalziges Bier. Naja...10/7/8/8/5/7

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gam (3254) - 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

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tommann (2737) - 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.


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