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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BigMomma (226) - Leuven, - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angel77 (2427) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 6, 2016
Varias botellas 33 cl. En la antigua internacional Oviedo. Colección. Etiquetadas como Gordon Halloween. (r187) tomada en noviembre diciembre 2002. Fcpref 21..08..2003. Lote 01..39321H1. 8.8 vol. Alcohólica con cuerpo medio seco. No estuvo mal en su momento.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hamirubi (566) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2016
50cl can (6 II 2016). Perfect amber brew, one for the road. Pretty shabby, with a brownish look and easy spotted yeast nose. The flavours are medium sweet and bitter, with thin texture of modest carbonation and likewise body. There are keen notes of iron and fruits - an odd combo for sure. Although the alcohol volume is quite high (8.4% ABV), the mouthfeel is full of malts and water! A pitty. The taste still is long lasting and fine enough.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
erickok (5404) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2016
I’m not going to say this is a great beer, but put a craft name on it and say how you recreated a classic euro style and scores would have been different... Having said that, it’s too filtered for its own good. The red copper looks are okay, but the taste is flat and alcohol is way too prominent. On the other hand, it has a certain herbal tea appeal that I did oddly appealing. And it drinks surprisingly well. As said, not a good beer, but easy to bash just for its alcoholic heritage. (33cl bottle from Comptoir Ferme de Mont-Saint-Jean)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rubin77 (1033) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 18, 2015
F: long lasting off-white, huge. C: dark amber to dark red, clear. A: grassy, malty, caramel, hint of red fruit. T: malty, grassy hoppy, caramel, hint of molasses, almost no alcohol tones, very drinkable, medium body, average carbonation, not bad at all.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Boxereddy (476) - BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2015
Dieprood bier met een grote lichtbruine schuimkraag. De geur is zeer zoet met noten van alcohol, bessen en citrus. De smaak is zoet met sterke accenten van alcohol en hints van metalen. Zoet mondgevoel maar wel een droge afdronk.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thanatosti (1481) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
50 cl. can @ home, bought @ Intermarché, Givet. Clear brownish red with an off-white head. Caramel aroma. Sweet taste. Cheap tasting and simple but not horrible.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Japalo (1833) - DENMARK - OCT 12, 2015
Bottle@guren. Small head. Mahogany. Clear. Caramalty brown sugar. Very sweet toffe Caramalty flavours. Miss a country bitternees. Alcoholic staleness. Dry finish.

3.1
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jamaty (1870) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teddybeer (3408) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 2, 2015
Brown color with a white head with short duration. Aroma has notes of caramel and toasted malts. Flavor with dry fruits hints, toasted malts and burnt sugar. Mild bitterness in the final.


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