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


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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69/5   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 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...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (23682) - 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...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (37031) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Yves (2606) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2014
Alone at home. Clear red brown colored beer with medium diminishing white head and only few carbonation. Alcoholic sweet herby aroma. Medium sparkling palate with some creamed hints. Finish is sweet alcoholic slightly bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zvsn (1189) - ISRAEL - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle. Clear reddish amber with off-white head. Aroma - caramel, sweet apples, apricots and candies. Taste - sweet, fruity, caramel, candy, quite clean but alcoholic and slightly medicinal. Light-med bodied, syrupy texture. Drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lello4ever (335) - ITALY - FEB 13, 2015
Rossa scura con una schiuma poco compatta, gusto che tende al dolce, molto bevibile ma niente di eccezionale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2002
Red-amber coloured beer. Sweet alcohol aroma. Spicy, slightly bitter taste. Fairly flat.
Earlier Rating: 11/23/2002 Total Score: 3.2
Amber coloured with a medium head. Hop aroma with a hint of caramel. The taste is somewhat caramelly with obvious alcohol.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2006
Can. Amber colour with a small tan head. Light fruity aroma and a sweet fruity, light alcoholic taste. Medium body with a sweet light alcoholic finish.
Earlier Rating: 11/9/2004 Total Score: 2.7
Amber color, light sweet malty aroma, light sweet dry taste, medium body, medium dry alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2006
Reddish amber ale with a thick moka head, overflowing (from a can???). Aroma odf sweet beet juice,caramel and light sulfur notes. In mouth, a sweet butterscotch, with a rather dry alcohol finish, short and sweet. Overall, a sweet cloying beer, in line with other fine malt liquors made by John Martin. The high class eurobums will love this. Bieropholie imports.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5450) - 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. It’s a little rough round the edges, but is easy drinking and mostly quite pleasant. It’s 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 it’s brewed in. Quite soft. Whiskey aroma and flavour notes from some added artificial whiskey flavouring. Sweet caramel notes. Pleasant and easy drinking. [2.6]

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