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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
richlamb (16) - - OCT 7, 2013
Brownish colour and a little muddy to look at, with a fairly low tan head. Aroma is generally malty; certainly lacks and of the refined toffee or peaty notes of a true scotch ale. The flavour is richly malty with some warmth from alcohol; well balanced and pleasant but once again a purist would say not a scotch ale. Enjoyable drink that stands well amongst a list of typical Begian beers (some of these "scotch ales" are appearing in Belgian pubs)


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redbeered (54) - GREECE - JUN 14, 2016
bottle: pours a red brown dark maple syrup colour with a nice tan head that dissipates quickly....dried fruit, caramel, and butterscoch dominate the aroma that is a little subdued....definite ester action going on in this one = butterscotch, toffee....maltiness...definite sweetness...a nutty taste as well...alcohol noticeable ..I’m not a fan really of scotch ales but this one is growing on me ....well balanced

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wixie (267) - BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2016
Clear red/brown liquid, no head. Sweet aroma. Medium body, little bit carbonation. Taste is sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MetalMurphy (352) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 14, 2016
bottle @ antwep. dark brown colour, heavy body, malty, smoky aroma schotch ale

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wolfbass (1077) - Firenze, ITALY - MAY 8, 2016
Sinceramente non sopporto questo tipo di birre, ma questa almeno un poco, anche se con fatica riesco a finirla...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Althaus (13) - Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 4, 2016
medium body, creamy, average carbonation, astringent, citrus, woody, roasty, brown, clear, white foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness,

3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pim_zom (7) - NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2016 does not count
Reuk oxidatie? Rozijn, caramel, vol gebrand, ijzer, mooi zacht van smaak! Bierrrr

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bjakk (680) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - APR 22, 2016
Red, clear with white foam that dosnt last. Malt, burned sugar in the aroma. Sweet, raisins, malt, with sweet, raisins in the aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leduardol (110) - - APR 4, 2016
Mais que a aprendia, ao servi-lo há uma explosão de aromas. Sua cor marrom acobreada, opaca, com creme bege baixo e persistente que ganhe um renda linda no copo. Formado por bolhas assimétricas e carbonatação média para alta. Aroma defumado Apresentou coloração avermelhada, quase chegando ao cobre e com pouca translucidez. Acima do líquido se forma uma creme de coloração bege, formação abundante e uma duração razoável. Aromas de malte dominam (malte whisky e defumado) caramelo, Frutas secas. Na boca textura licorosa, dulçor e malte bem presente justificando o alto corpo, picante e amargor suave (floral) e bem inserido se acentuando no retrogosto . Apesar de esperado, notas de madeira são suaves. Uma cerveja que impressiona. Garrafa de 330ml - Luxemburgo, Luxemburgo (3/4/2016) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rugamu (132) - SPAIN - APR 3, 2016
Gran scotch ale con un sabor muy intenso con trazas de chocolate y de café y que entra sola. Repetiré sin dudarlo.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaelic (140) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2016
Ruby, brown ale. Thick cream head. Toffees, caramel, nice bitter, ripe fruit. Not spectacular, but not bad.


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