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Brewed by John Martin
Style: Scotch Ale
Genval, Belgium
Serve in Thistle

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 531   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Gordon Scotch Ale was born in the limpid highlands among isolated lochs and haunting Scottish castles. This brown beer, reminiscent of a dark ruby, is full of contrast - both strong and smooth. Its creamy head is delectation for the palate. This unique nectar can also be discovered under the name of Douglas Scotch Ale. Has been renamed ’Finest Scotch’ in 2006.
Note: ABV at some point from 8.6% to 8%.


2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
nybol (1120) - DENMARK - NOV 20, 2015
Karamel i smagen. Faktisk en del! Heldigvis tager humlen lidt over og det gør at der er fin balance i øllen.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (15930) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle split at the Hotel Centrum, Beersel, 20/11/15. Rich chestnut brown with a well appointed beige covering that retains well. Nose is sweet malt, toffee, biscuit, dark fruit rinds, light spice. Taste comprises bitter fruit shreds, brown bread, spice, toffee, dark malt, bitter orange, spice, toasted brown sugar. Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a boosty kick. Ok for style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kajser27 (1116) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 19, 2015
Deep amber colored with a ruby hue, medium beige creamy head with nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, toffee, some dried fruits, sugary. Taste is medium to strong sweet and malty, caramel, brown sugar and toffee, dried fruits, small amount of cardboard, low+ herbal bitterness, bit of alcohol. Medium+ bodied, soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RihardsF (86) - LATVIA - NOV 14, 2015
Nice quad. That I would like to drink again. Easy drinkable. Good price/performance...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alex_leit (1592) - Minsk, BELARUS - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle. Aroma: very wine, malt and toffee. Taste: malt, light sweetness, toffee and caramel, porto.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StoutHead (939) - DENMARK - OCT 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep red with a one-finger off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruits, spices and alcohol. Taste is of malt, caramel, fruits, sugars, spices and bitter hops. Full body and soft carbonation. Sweet with a bitter finish. Pretty good.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ClaudeB04 (285) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - OCT 12, 2015
Beautiful red with huge head. Nose is very malty, malts and alcohol dominate the taste. Not my kind of beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vells (1354) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - OCT 11, 2015
Fine scotch indeed. Intense maltiness and caramel, toast, dried plums, some floral hops, bit herbal. Moderate sweetness with light bitterness. Feels well balanced with dry finish. Lovely.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mandaritto (165) - LATVIA - OCT 11, 2015
Malty, sweet aroma, a bit too sweet. Very sweet taste. Everything about this brew is too sweet for me. Some hints of honey. Tastes like new shoes. Not bad but not my kind of beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopverdju (399) - BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2015
Donker bruine kleur. Geur: rozijntjes. Smaak: zoet, gekarameliseerd. Afdronk: bitter. Complex bier!


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