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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%.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2007
Bottle. Clear medium brown color with a average frothy good lacing mostly lasting light brown head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla ?. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet (sugar sweet /synthetic sweet) with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31235) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a deep hazzlenut golden glare, dense, creamy and light tan head. Mild spiced and breadish malt aroma. Flavour is dry breadish malt, slight roasted note and a nice pilsner hops bitterness shining through. Goes down quite smooth given the alcohol content. Nice roasted malt finish with a mild bitterness lingering into a dry finish. Nice one.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29367) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2005
A deep red beer with a huge brown head. The aroma is sweet with some notes of alcohol, that resembles that of whiskey, but also notes of heather, nuts, and roasted malt. The flavor is very sweet and the mouthfeel thick, almost towards sirup, but also with a faint acidity, that balances the enourmous sweetness quite well. The flavor contains notes of heather honey, over ripe fruit, toffee, alcohol, and cowberries - a very complex flavor. The end is sweet yet roasted dry, and with a slight burn from the alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2005 (Bottle 33 cl) Black as original sin - perhaps with a shade of red. Nice, brownish head. Very roasted, almost burnt mal-flavours. Some initial sweetness to be substituted by a rather dry, bitter, stout-like finish. Very rich and potent. Brewed in Edinburgh Scotland. 241097 and 140303

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20861) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2005
draught at Ølbaren. Clear red coloured with an off white head. Sweet aroma of caramel and malts with hoppy note. Sweet flavour of malts and caramel with hoppy notes Hoppy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20392) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2006
Bottled. Hazy dark brown colour with small beige head. Aroma is leather, caramel and malts. Flacour is alcohol, dry dark fruit, malts and some caramel. Quite pleasant brew.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (19447) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2003
Bottled. Mahogany colour. Fruity appley nose. Very sweet and very roasty, rather malty. Bitter sharp finish. One-dimensional.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15124) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2011
1st March 2008
Dark almost creamy ale with a noticeable sweet malt note. Slighty hoppy dry finish. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2003
Dark amber color, thin creamy head. Nice, sweet malty aroma, with some liquorice. Good malty body, a lot of caramel, some sweetness; very light liquorice; the final is less structured (than I remember). Final dominated by the caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14542) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2007
a deep brown colour, with a rich malt nose, sweet malt with a hint of toffee, and a little spirit like evaporation.


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