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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: 528   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%.


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 (937) - 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 (274) - 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 (1338) - 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 (161) - 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 (351) - BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2015
Donker bruine kleur. Geur: rozijntjes. Smaak: zoet, gekarameliseerd. Afdronk: bitter. Complex bier!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
susonagger (154) - spain, - OCT 8, 2015
Una vez servida en su precioso vaso, adaptación de un tulipa pero con forma de cardo escocés, presenta un color marrón oscuro, rojizo, con una cabeza de espuma cremosa abundante. El olor es a galletas y mantequilla, con matices tostados, y, en general, muy agradable. El sabor es intenso, con maltas tostadas y un cierto toque picante, contrastando un ligero amargor con el dulce cremoso predominante. Vamos, una de esas cervezas bien ricas y llenas de matices, pero a la vez, moderadas en su intensidad, sin llegar a resultar molestas o cansinas. Y de las que, pese a tener 8% ABV, lo esconden bastante bien. En su contra juega el hecho de ser dulce y no ir a la moda (bueno, y que lleva maíz en su receta, y no hay disculpas para eso en una scotch), y en su favor, todo lo demás. Cervezón y barato.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenJensen (1419) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2015
The color is beautiful reddish-brown and the foam is very impressive and durable. It smells a lot of fruit (plum and raisin) and malt. The taste is dominated by hard roasted malt, caramel and good ripe fruit. Finally sensed citrus and a light hop bitterness. Fruit flavor is still the most significant. I had probably expected a more malty ale, like most Scottish ale used to be. This does not mean that this is boring, but just a little different.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (4820) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle at mort subite
hazy dark ruby brown, big bodied, fruity, strong, rich, caramel, warming, slightly astringent, toffee


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