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


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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7/5   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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vickey9 (999) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Diabobale (453) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - NOV 10, 2014
Una amber a bassa fermentazione veramente strong. di colore ambrato carico, schiuma fine e persistente, dai sentori molto caramellati, luppoli mediocri, buona persistenza

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerkenstock (101) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2015
Drink cold (8°C) Eye: pours an reddish-brown color with a medium and quickly dissipating white head and high carbonation. Nose: not much other than hops Mouth: sparkly, grapes, prune tart and red berries. Palate: red berries again, black currant even and hops. Overall: very fruity and refreshing beer. You won’t feel the high percentage of alcohol.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (6642) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 7, 2008
Botella. Red amber colour. Sweet caramellic and malty aroma, same for the flavour with a mild bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (14112) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stefano (1965) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BigMomma (226) - 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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