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

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RATINGS: 541   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%.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2008
A dark amber ale with a thin offwhite head. Apleasant caramel aroma, non-descript. In mouth, a peaty malt, oily mouthfeel, light licorice, not bad but not what I expected. Medium bodied. Bottle at De Bekeerde Suster, Amsterdam, Nov. 2006, 3.90 Euro.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (7215) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 3, 2008
On tap at Cafe Melaan, Mechelen, Belgium.
Ruby mahagony coloured, medium sized creamy pale beige head, fruity vinous nose. Light roasted malt, fruits and alcoholic with mild yeasty and toffee notes. Also notes of berries, sourish discreet alcoholic finish. Very good and pleasant beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Thanks to Abram for the taster of this beer--Poured from a bottle a deep ruby-bronze body with dark brown tones. Mild off-white swirling head. Nose of fruity sweet malts, plums, and brown sugar. Mild peat zest and a clean, Scotch finish. Good beer!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2008
From Skjold-Burne, Aarhus, DK. Bottled, 230808. Brown with beige head. Aroma of malt and fruit notes. Flavor is caramel and raisins. Bit too sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2008
Brown beer with an off-white head. Fruity aroma and taste. Also maltiness and dark fruits in the mouth. At the end I noticed some alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2008
33 cl bottle, bought in Oostende - shared with Roger. Abv is 8,4%. Brown color, big beige head. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Flavor is sweet malty, dark dried fruit, alcohol. Bitterness and some sticking alcohol in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (6359) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2008
Bottle @ Beiaard Marie Heinekenplein. Dark brown colour, big tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, molasses, caramel, dark fruits. Flavour is caramel, roasted malts, brown sugar, chocolate and dark fruits. Sugar taste becomes a bit cloying. Overall a nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
note666 (1254) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2008
330 ml bottle. brown colour. good creme head. taste is dark, chocolaty. very tasty, alcohol slightly present

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9203) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2008
33cl bottle. Not much is to be said about this beer. It remains one of my all time favorite scotch ales along with the Gordon Xmas. Pours copperish with a beige head. Aroma is malty, roasted and caramely. Taste is strong roasted / caramel and some coffee + butterscotch. Alcohol is quite present all over the tasting, very roasted.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9575) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2008
Bottle at Le Ciro, Brussels, Belgium, 26-07-08 Pours brown in colour with off white head. Malty tasting at first strong in taste, quite fruity, some dried dark fruits come, through this is ok.


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