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


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RATINGS: 188   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jerohen (2181) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2003
Red-amber coloured, ok head. Quite sweet, alcohol reasonably well hidden. Not really my thing but ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13395) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2004
Bottled at The Kulminator, Antwerpen. Red brown beer with huge white head. This was on a promo for Halloween so we took the opportunity, slightly soulless lost beer with a strange mix of flavours, mostly a bowl of fruit but then a stabbing hop or an acidic malt. A cauldron full of oddities, which combine to a fairly bland finish. Ok but nothing ghoulish about it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2005
Dark red, hints of brown on color. Medium yellow head.Thin aroma: mildly sweet, chocolate and some skunkiness with mild alcohol. Flavor is better with sweetness, chocolate and caramel, ends with medium alcohol and licorice in aftertaste. Medium bodied.
Earlier Rating: 5/18/2005 Total Score: 2.2
Light brown color, little beige head. Skunky, sweet, mild caramel, chocolate and alcohol in aroma, still not very good aroma. Medium bodied. Overly sweet, caramelly flavor with hints of chocolate and strong alcohol in aftertaste. Some skunkiness in aftertaste too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dorqui (2196) - Brescia, ITALY - FEB 13, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2007 Draught at John Martin’s Restaurant (Bergamo) [ABV 8,8%].
Smooth of medium duration head. Burnt red color; enough extinguished and little fizzy one. Light ash and burned wood scent. Slightly pungent taste with overpowering bitter and alcoholic notes. Lightly top heavy and long-lasting final.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (15304) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2007
can, 8.4%. Clear chestnut colour, stable light brown head. The aromais perfumy and has estery yeast notes and pepper. Flavour is spicy, perfumy, sweet and peppery, strangely sugary. The mouthfeel is a bit thin for its ABV.
Earlier Rating: 11/4/2005 Total Score: 2.6
Bottle. Fresh, malty aroma. Like a breath of fresh air. Dark copper colour. No head. Slightly thin mouthfeel. OK maltiness. Tanninlike, roasted aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
stouby (4458) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2008
Can at home. Reddish with a small beige head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel). Flavor heavy sweet. Medium body, lots of alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bonfunck (149) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2009
50 cl can. schared with Bontus, red amber beer, with small foam. taste a bit like candy sweet!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 26, 2010
Bottle. Nice clear deep red with a small but stable beige head. Aroma of malt, fruits, caramel, some fruit candies, spicy hints and some alcohol. Sweet flavor with caramel, honey hints and light fruitiness. A bit of alcohol towards the finish. Medium-bodied. Too sweet but still OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zita (6136) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2010
malty aroma and alchol,golden amber, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, salty, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
psilosophy (679) - 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.

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