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

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RATINGS: 482   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
paulvanpelt (373) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (694) - SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Clear brownish-ruby beer with a thin bubbly head. Light fruit and toffee in the scent. A slight sourness there too. Flavour is absolutely delicious. A tangy fruit hit on the tongue as it enters the mouth, mellows into smooth, malty caramel. Leaves a lingering, flowery if slightly sickly aftertaste. It’s a sipper but it’s really good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrGD (103) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle. Clear brown-reddish colour with decent beige foam. Nice aromas of roasted malts, caramel, and dark fruits. Taste: rich and sweet, malty, roasted nuts, brown sugar, dark fruits, caramel. Alcohol presence. Very nice!

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Flanfl (177) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle. Clear brown colour. Tiny beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, plum and candy sugar. Flavour is really sweet. Roasted malt and candy sugar. Medium sweet finish. Some biterness toward the end. Full body and medium carbo. Way toi sweet, cloying. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mackeon (136) - - MAY 6, 2015
A Belgian classic, this. Quite a lot of taste, but a bit too sweet and the finish is slightly watery. Still worthwhile, though. The artwork hasn’t improved over the years.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jfb (4538) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 28, 2015
(bottle) clear deep amber-brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of hazelnuts, brown sugar and melted butter, slightly perfumed, with a hint of toasted wheat and grilled mushrooms. flavour is mostly roasted malts and alcohol, with a touch of herbal hops, more earth, lots of liquorice and a light-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with average carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rayaron (602) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - APR 18, 2015
Draught sample at Porter & Sons, Tel Aviv. Clear light copper with small white head. Sweet aroma with notes of raisin and date honey, a bit syrupy. Very sweet flavor, syrupy, notes of date honey, raisin and dried fruits, a bit alcoholic. Soft carbonation, medium-bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beer4000 (4981) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 14, 2015
330 ml bottle. Clear, dark amber body with a small off-white head. Quite strong aroma of roasted malt, caramel, brown sugar and dry fruit. Flavor is sticky sweet malt, roasted caramel, dry fruit, syrup, dry fruit and some sharp bitterness towards the end. Full body and sweet malty aftertaste. To sweet and sticky for me and a bit too boozy as well.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lello4ever (213) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
Una scotch dal colore ambra scuro, netto sapore dolce di malto e caramello. 8% che si sentono tutti. Forse è la migliore delle Gordon, buon livello di schiuma, buona la corposità, molto bevibile con una predominanza di malti ma anche una punta di amaro a controbilanciare.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
luklaer (144) - BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
12-28-2014 - it was a Christmas present and I didn’t like it at all. Not a nice taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saintjulien (185) - - APR 4, 2015
resin, hay, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,


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