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

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RATINGS: 170   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


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2002
500mL can and head just fits nicely into my Duvel glass. Deep golden honey clear with medium-small light tan head and light lacing. This beer has the pepperiest aroma of any beer I’ve ever tried. The rest is faint candy malt and some sweetish alcohol. Smooth medium strength body. Medium whiskey and bitter flavours balanced by sufficient caramel flavoured malt to retain interest. The alcohol is definitely there warming the cockles but it’s not overpowering for an 8.8%ABV brew. Overall somewhat rawer than the Silver and maybe not as smooth or as luscious as the more festive Highland, but nevertheless a very drinable brew.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (5315) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2003
Clear redbrown color, initially thick rocky head. Aroma is sweet malty, bit chocolate like, caramel and fruity. Sweet caramel taste. Sticky palate.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2005
Bottled. Red/Brown colour. Medium, lacey head. Aroma is a bit hoppy with a pretty heavy frutiness, mostly apricot and berries and something that reminds me of Belgian wits. Quite sweet, fruity taste. Interesting, but nothing to be excited about. Oh, and mine was 6.6% ABV, too.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5541) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2006
Can: Good looking ale, a reddish orange with an initially decent head. I’d like this alot more if the nose and taste were stronger. It has an aroma of caramel with a touch of butterscotch and sweet cherries(?). It tastes fruity with a sweet caramel base, some butterscotch, and a hint of wood. The sturdy ABV is well hidden until after the swallow. Drinkable and okay, but not at all what I’d expected from the style.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (5882) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 14, 2007
Bottled(330ml). -Nice reddish/amber coloured, huge white head, odd sweet nose. The aroma is too sweet malty and faint fruity with some odd oily and perfumy rose notes. Drinkable but a way too sweet.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 7, 2008
Botella. Red amber colour. Sweet caramellic and malty aroma, same for the flavour with a mild bitterness.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (11191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2008
Bottle @ Maria tasting. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, fruit, malt. Flavour is sweet, caramel, fruit, caramel, roasted. Medium body and an OK beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stefano (1886) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2009
Amber redish colour with a medium white head. Aroma has notes of apple and also malt. Flavor is fruity with malty overtones, and some carmel. Light hoppy finish.

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   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fashawn (179) - Montesarchio, ITALY - OCT 2, 2014
Buona birra, rossa carica e con un cappello di schiuma enorme. Bell’odore di frutti rossi e alchool, oltre che di caramello. Lo stesso in bocca, con una buona persistenza del finale. Secco, asciutto e lievemente citrico. Buona birra.


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