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


on tap

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RATINGS: 440   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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%.

paulvanpelt's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
paulvanpelt (337) - Reusel, - JUN 1, 2013
Helder, kastanjebruin bier. Minimaal schuim. Aroma van gebrande mouten, appelstroop. Vooral zoet, licht bitter, heel licht zuur. Medium body, olieïg. Medium co2. Lekker bier.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
camoes (123) - PORTUGAL - SEP 19, 2014
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 9E). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 3.25 14:39. AROMA: very present and somewhat artificial, sweet malty caramel aroma. alcohols have a slight solventy character. no hop aromas. APPEARANCE: ruby color and clear. good moussy head with low retention. low alcohol derived viscosity. TASTE: sweet caramel like flavours with notes of roasted malt. no hop flavours and low bitterness. finishes sweet. PALATE: medium body with medium-low carbonation. low alcohol warmth. OVERALL: a scotch ale that gives an artifical impression with strong caramel flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moolesen (200) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Brown with a bige head. Malty aroma, high carbonized. Burned sugar/caramel. Nice sweet but not too much. Very rich and a long lasting finish. Gives a warm feeling.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (366) - SERBIA - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at Delhaize supermarket Liege Belgium.Pour it dark brown colour with small white head.On the nose cherry.Taste of whiskey, cherry.Aroma of wooden barrels.Nice one

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ST247 (381) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle @bar. Pours reddish clear brown with creamy adhesive off-white head. Aroma is a bit sour, roasted. Taste is bit sweet and roasted. Easy drinkable and not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (783) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Pours a gorgeous mahogany with a creamy off white head. Malt aroma. Bitter taste with a bit of bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (1801) - BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
Popular Scotch and one of the last still marketed that way, including the stereotypical thistle glass. Dark chestnut colour, stable beige head; sweet malty character, caramel, bit chocolatey, candied fruits, rather thin mouthfeel, somewhat metallic, thin finish with roasted bitterness. A very different beer from their Gordon Finest range but that doesn’t mean it is a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franksv6 (182) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2014 Darkl brune beer, little carbonation. Taste is sweet with some litle bitterness. Nice sweet beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 8, 2014
Een heel lekker bier met een bijzondere smaak. Niet iedereen zal dit lusten maar ik ben verkocht

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ericsaint (15) - - AUG 2, 2014
Une robe d un brun insuffisamment dense...une.mousse qui se tient peu...pas si mauvaise non plus...mais une deuxième bouche au saveur de coca cola.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6014) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle @ Schraevenacker, Belgium. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, light chocolate, some dark fruit. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, candy sugar, chocolate, dark fruits. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, sweet finish with some warming alcohol. 010814

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