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

bottled
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RATINGS: 430   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%.


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2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MOARBEER (91) - - JAN 31, 2013
Pours a mahogany/deep ruby with tiny off white head. Little in the way of aroma but you can tell it’s going to be sweet. Taste is sweet malt and some berry fruit, also get some sweet liquorice. Not offensive but not exciting.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cuso (4259) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle from a friend, many thanks Daniel. Cola brown color with small off-white head. Roasted malt, caramel, red fruits in aroma. Sweet dark malty taste with caramel, nuts, honey, licorice, alcohol. Not very impressive.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (3623) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2014
330ml bottle. Clear, dark ruby red to brown colour with average to huge, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Malty aroma combines with fruity notes of red berries, a dry touch of fruit parings, hints of cherry and plum. Taste is moderately sweet malty, a touch of sweet milk chocolate, hints of red fruit, cherry, red berries and the like, a dry touch of fruit parings. As this is one of the first non-German beers I’ve ever had and accordingly several times under various circumstances, it brings back a number of memories (art nouveau Brussels with partially fractured Villeroy & Boch pissoirs and the saddest man I ever saw [at the same restaurant in Brussels], eating up a portion of spaghetti and sporting a sorrowful physiognomy while trying to chill those spaghetti with is exhalations, as if he directly had made his way from burying his only companion in the whole wide world, without any doubt a spoilt, scraggy, whiffy Bichon Frisé; cheese cubes in a glass, a ten bottle-pack selection of international beers shared with Diehli). And yes, I remember less fruit and more chocolate, but "times they are a-changing".

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yy0pp (485) - - JUN 28, 2014
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkm (216) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2014
500 ml can. 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkam (135) - POLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown color with a creamy tan head. Aroma is malty, sweety, spicy. Taste is medium sweet, slight roasted note, medium bitter and dry aftertaste. Nice drink, but nothing extraoridnary.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
seynie (138) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2014
Small head which quickly disappears. Nice mahogany colour. Smells of ripe cherries and honey glazed ribs. Taste of roasted malt, sweet cherry, pomme d’amour. Full bodied. Long aftertaste with sweet cherries and sugar

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (710) - USA - MAY 29, 2014
Drunk from 33cl bottle at liege athletics stadium. Slightly sweet scotch ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rozsoma (462) - HUNGARY - MAY 23, 2014
Sokadik sör után tesztelve is kiemelkedik a skót felföld lehellete. Gordon Wallace.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maakun (508) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Mahogany with small white head. Roasted malts, caramel, plums, spices and honey. Taste is medium sweet with light bitter in the finish. Medium bodied with quite dry finish. Nothing too special

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (6879) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 24, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig süß, fruchtig. Geschmack fruchtig, röstmalzig, dunkle Früchte.


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