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

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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   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


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
birrabona (216) - ITALY - SEP 10, 2010
Rosso profondo. Profuma di caramello. Super alcolica. Morbidissima. Zuccheri e lieviti tipici del Belgio. Corposa. Fruttata e dolce. Red deep. Flavor of caramel. Super alcoholic. Very soft. Sugar and yeast tipical from Belgiaum. Full Body. Lively carbonation. Finish dry. Fruit and sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
txspartan (980) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2011
Actually drinkable. I was not expecting too much from this beer, but it turned out alright-ish.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RuneStumo (2373) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2013
04.08.2013 0,5l Can, Metz, France. Golden amber colour with white head. Aroma is strong with malts, and sweetness. Sweet beer. Low on bitterness. Leaves a smooth soft sweet malty aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Russo (1832) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2013
Light red color with an small off-white head. Aroma is Slightly malty and hints of hops. Flavor is quite sweet candy with alcohol hints. Low carbonation and bodied, alcoholic finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - APR 1, 2014
330ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Clear deep mahogany color with reddish hues and a decent off white head. Sweet nose, caramel, sugar, some malt, faint floral notes. Sweetish malt flavors, lo bitterness, lots of caramel and light toffee notes. alcohol is present. Medium bodied, somewhat medicinal, OK at best.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (6492) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2014
50cl can. Thick white head. Clear amber pour. Slight bitterness. Not bad but not great either

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Icedwarf (686) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2015
Helder roodbruin bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is sterk en licht kruidig, caramel en drop. Blijft helaas niet lang hangen.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jamaty (1155) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
Ambar oscura, cobriza. Aroma a malta y caramelo. Sabor algo metálico y bastante alcohólico en lo negativo, y caramelizada y lupulada en lo bueno. En conjunto no está mal, para comer. Sola puede resultar bastante cansina.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fly (1429) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - DEC 6, 2004
SWEET initially, malt way up front & sugary with hops on the distant hillside waving as if to say we may be there eventually. Adult candy - tricked or treated? Not really unpleasantly sweet, but edging up to it. Perhaps ever so slightly better than I’m implying, but not by a great measure. (and unlike the % listed here, this bottle says 6.6%)

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2005
Shiney red-amber beer with small ivory colored head. The smell is slight sweet, malty, nutty and has a faint spicy accent in the aroma. The taste is smooth, light sweet with some caramel notes. Also touches of nuts and the bitterness of nut-peel. It has hints of sugared ginger, and some bitter herbs. The aftertaste reminds me a bit of SUZE = a Frensh apperitief.
Earlier Rating: 5/17/2005 Total Score: 2.5
From a 50cl cann. Intens warm amber color with small light beige head. Sweet caramel nose with light malty accent and some alcohol sweetness in the" smell. Taste is light malty and on the sweet side, the body is a bit thin and in the afthertaste there is a slight metallic accent with a fait alcohol bitterness.


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