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


on tap

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RATINGS: 543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MOARBEER (94) - - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wombat23 (765) - Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2016
Shared bottle. Clear amber, light beige head. Aroma is malty and sweet, fermenting dark fruits. Taste is very malty and very sweet. Caramel. Molasses. Not much smoke or peat, if any.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
venom666 (870) - Elche, SPAIN - OCT 16, 2016
Pours a clear dark ruby color with medium beige head. Sweet aroma, toasted bread, caramel and sugar. Taste follows the aroma, caramel malts, brown sugar, bread and slightly spices. Bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
darbeer75 (559) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Aroma: lots of scotch and malt - and not in a good way; Appearance: very dark amber with thin white head that dissipates quickly; Taste: ugh. Extremely malty. That’s all you can taste. Palate: heavy body with long, malty finish; Overall: never again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franckg (1279) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2016
Bouteille datée du 18/03/2016, bue après 6 mois. Belle robe couleur acajou claire surmonté d’un col de mousse blanchâtre et onctueux. Arômes de malt caramélisé, toffee, mélasse, quelques baies sucrées, notes d’herbes fraîches et une sensation de beurre d’érable en arrière-plan. En bouche, surtout orienté vers le caramel et toffee. Aussi, malt légèrement grillé, beurre d’érable, alcool. Des saveurs plus amères s’installent à la fin, un peu de fumée, sucre flambé, mélasse, muscade. Texture très sirupeuse, corps rond et un peu lourd. Les saveurs sont bien mais je penses qu’on a trop misé sur l’apport du sucre pour les rehausser.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (3377) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2016 Pours a dark brown with red highlights and a medium creamy white head that leaves pretty good lacing. Nose is of caramel, light peat/smoke and alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet and offers toffee, granulated unrefined sugar, caramel and smoke. A little boozy but not that much. Body is a bit light overall and carbonation moderate. A little syrupy, still, with some very light maple syrup impressions. Sticky. A fine scotch ale, far from world class but still a pretty good sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
I_LUV_BEER (196) - - SEP 9, 2016
Served in Teku glass from a 330ml bottle. Pours clear ruby amber with a thick creamy head. Aroma is caramel, molasses, bread, dried dark fruits and a hint of yeast. Taste is molasses, bread, caramel malts, moderate sweetness is balanced with bitterness, lovely subtle sourness in the finish. Full body with medium carbonation, slightly sticky texture. Very nice and not too sweet Scotch Ale! Lovely and sooooo enjoyable!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FinnIckler (99) - GERMANY - SEP 8, 2016
Bottle from bierlinie in Berlin. Smells sweet, toffee, chocolate, dried fruit. Taste starts sweet, but develops into a bread, chocolate taste. Hints of the scotch in the finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angel77 (2497) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 19, 2016
Botella 33 cl coleccion. (r536). Tomada en junio 1999. la antigua Internacional Oviedo Cimadevilla. Fcpref 07..05..00. Sabores maltosos algo dulces cuerpo medio de 8.6 vol. No estaba mal en su momento.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gehbe (262) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - AUG 7, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2016 Pours clear ruby with a medium tan head. Nose of caramel, toast, dried fruit. Tastes sweet with just a hint of bitterness and sourness on finish. Full body, medium carbonation, a little sticky. Not bad but lacks complexity, and a bit too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Michael27 (906) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 3, 2016
Aus der Flasche im Mommseneck getrunken. Klares Braun mit stabilem beigem Schaum. In der Nase malziger Alkohol, der sich beim Trinken noch verstärkt.

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