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

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RATINGS: 440   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ozckr (238) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 25, 2014
cereal, hay, floral, grass, red, amber, hazy, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, oily feel, lively, bitter,

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcoDL (2239) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2014
Nice scotch ale, spicey and malty, with a creamy touch. Still, thes beers are a bit too sweet for my taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bonkiedeaap (267) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle from Bert’s Bierhuis. The beer has a ruby red color and a nice cream colored head, CO2 is good. In the aroma are tones noticable of caramel, raisins and a little chocolate. The taste is a medium sweet with tones of caramel, raisins and some dark fruits. Also a light bitterness in the finish. The aftertaste is warm, full and has a light bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ruigo (1125) - PORTUGAL - JAN 1, 2014
Shared a 33cl bottle from Delhaize (Luxembourg). Pours a pale brown colour with a off-white lacing. Aroma is caramel, malty and sweet. Boring. Average carbonation and medium to light body. Taste starts quite bitter but quicly changes for more sweets notes with a dry finish. Overall, a too sweet and boring beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
txolo (154) - SPAIN - DEC 28, 2013
Marrón rojizo muy oscuro. Espuma blanca persistente. Olor a caramelo, malta, tostado, dulce. Sabor tostado y dulce, presencia fuerte de alcohol. Algo empalagosa.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8467) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 27, 2013
330mL thanks to my little sister, TheKeek. Clear deep amber pour, lighter SRM than expected. Medium white foam. Weak retention. Nose is brown sugar, mild esters, dark apple, mild alcohol, dark bread. Taste is sweet, flashes of metallic, richer dark bread, dark cherry, mealy red apple, apple skin. Pretty solid, but Scotch Ale has come a long way since.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2013
On draught as "Mc Douglas Scotch Ale" and 7.9%. The beer is a dark brownish-amber color with a medium foamy light beige head that dissipates steadily. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and caramel. Medium-bodied with a roasty character and flavors of sweet malt, fruit and caramel. The finish is malty with a caramel and toffee aftertaste. Decent overall.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Buongiorgio00 (779) - - DEC 3, 2013
Birra pesante e dalla nota alcolica che ti carica come un minotauro sbalzandoti senza fartene accorgere in una dimensione olimpica di ubriachezza molesta! Birra da metallari inferociti e da skinhead inglesi armati di spranghe e bottiglie. Calda e appagante, molto maltata e poco complessa. Ma soprattutto: birra senza nessuno scrupolo etico, da maneggiare con cura.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (1137) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
Pours a deep reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel toffee, chocolate, raisin. Sweet taste with a bittersweet finish. Decent ale, nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bryanvdv (553) - - NOV 29, 2013
Robijn rood bier, weinig schuim. Aroma van boterbabbelaars. Smaak is zoet. Body waterig. Diacetyl in de smaak.


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