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

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RATINGS: 536   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 (18) - - 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)


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angel77 (2350) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gehbe (178) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Michael27 (722) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Louke (78) - Swalmen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2016
Mooi Scotch ale. Sterk bier met een mooie romige schuimkraag. overall lekker bier!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redbeered (61) - 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 (335) - 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 (421) - 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 (1089) - 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 (9) - NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2016 does not count
Reuk oxidatie? Rozijn, caramel, vol gebrand, ijzer, mooi zacht van smaak! Bierrrr


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