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


on tap

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RATINGS: 468   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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 (355) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McSherman (186) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2015
Bewertung importiert von Bier index: 8 / 8 / 7 / 7 / 6 / 5 / 6 / 3 / 75

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alusmamuts (606) - LATVIA - FEB 27, 2015
Dark amber with medium yelow head. Malty aroma. Rich roasted caramel taste with strong lasting bitterness mixed with sourness and sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (3209) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 31, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear very dark brown color. Small size, beige head, dissapears. Malty, caramel, sweet aroma. Sweet, caramel, raisins, metallic, sugary taste. Sweet caramelly aftertaste. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (9818) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 30, 2015
330ml bottle (Wines of Galillee, Tallinn) - shared by Marduk - thanks!
Rich bready aroma, heavily malty, some mammi, and quite savoury. Nice roast aspects to the taste, some odd metallic notes. Quite a thin palate for a 7.9% beer, but it is still full, just not heavy. Some odd tomato aspects, a bit of sludgy rusty iron too. Not a horror, but also far from being something I’d seek out. Finish is metallic, more copper than iron this time. Late finish dis have an almost peppery hop. Less enjoyable aspects trump any positives. Looked OK, a nice deep copper colour. 2.6 is a slight overrate, but I’m not so keen on bringing any one score down.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
martjoobolut (1132) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 25, 2015
0,33L bottle (from Wine of Galilee), BB 13.02.16, ABV 7.9%. Pours dark brown-ruby with light brown head. The small head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, caramel, fruits, some gooseberries. Flavor is sweet, caramel, malt, metallic notes, dark fruits. Finish has some dry bitterness. Overall: ok I guess.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lele (185) - Padova, ITALY - JAN 24, 2015
ASPETTO: ambrato scuro, limpido, come whisky. Schiuma abbondante, fine e persistente. AROMA: decisamente non un gran che, da birre industriali. GUSTO: fortemente maltato. Nella prima parte del sorso si avverte un buon maltato insieme al caramello, per poi lasciar spazio a sentori di orzata. Nel retrogusto si avverte dell’amarognolo che un po’ stona. Carbonizzazione alta, un po’ troppo, corpo medio. CONCLUSIONE: birra tutto sommato buona, che dà il meglio di se decisamente più in bocca che al naso. Tutto sommato, però, mi ha dato l’impressione che sia abbastanza sconnessa, soprattutto per l’amarognolo nel retrogusto che, a mio avviso, non lascia in bocca una piacevole sensazione, e la frizzantezza un po’ troppo alta per lo stile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suurjuust (1361) - ESTONIA - JAN 22, 2015
Deep reddish-brown beer, small tan head. Fruity-metallic nose with malt and caramel. Flavor is toasty notes, caramel, mild vanilla, malt. Finishes with mild hoppy bitterness and malty caramel sweetness. On the sweet side, but the balance is fair.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirstyrabbit (1254) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle as "Mc Douglas Scotch Ale"; 7,9%. Copper body, small head. Aroma has sweet toffee with hints of fruity yeast and molasses. Sweet malty taste with molasses, black tea and very light hints of scotch. Low bitterness. On the sweet side. Not very complex, more smokiness would balance the sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (6645) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2014
33 cl. bottle. Dark brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, hops, bread and roasted notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
florent.janssens (176) - - DEC 16, 2014
Bière sucré. Goût de caramel. Arrière goût faible, un peu de chaleur d’alcool. Bière au goût spécifique.

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