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


on tap

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RATINGS: 517   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   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%.

Cheesemonster99's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cheesemonster99 (14) - Glasgow, - APR 20, 2002
A belgian beer brewed in Scotland??? Its stong, tastes like tar!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (1767) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2016
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 09/04/2017 Deep ruby body, beige head is small but persistent. Malty nose - treacle, honey, sweet chewy biscuit, tea cake, heather, red fruits & spicy/floral/earthy sort of undertones. Body is full without being as rich as expected, some stickiness & chewiness nonetheless, subdued carbonation. Loads of caramel, toffee, treacle on the palate, red fruits come through once again, subtle vanilla undertones, cereals, heather, meadow notes, faint peaty smokiness. Booze dries out finish, touch of warmth, decent bitterness. Really enjoyed this - would be lovely off-cask. Despite its origins, it really captures the essence of the Highlands, and the sort of ales native to the region.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VamboladeTolly (1084) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with small head. Aroma is malty, more like a lager, hay, slight caramel, hay. Taste is sweet, berries, jam, bread, caramel.Medium body. Drinkable but rather bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (534) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2015
Pours ruby red with tight sudsy beige head. Toffee malts dominate the aroma, with some butterscotch, plum and raisin. Lots of toffee and caramel in the flavour too, cherry, raisins, a little gentle grassy bitterness. Medium bodied, light prickliness. Fairly good scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Calisky (2168) - ALSACE, FRANCE - DEC 19, 2015
Couleur brune sombre, très légère mousse. Nez de caramel, caramel cuit, note fruits noir. Gout malté caramel, fruité noir, le tout légèrement cuit, avec caramel sucré et cremeux, houblon, épices douces et note de fut de chêne. Complexe, intense, mais aussi subtile et onctueuse, une sacrée scotch ale!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (4887) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle into an elaborate branded thistle glass at Hotel Centrum, Beersel. Split with Colin and Steve. Dark brown, still, opaque, big foamy tan head, full lacing. Aroma is earthy, yeast, toffee. Body is light, tingly carbonation, foamy. Taste is bread, toffee, sugars, molasses, soft sweet finish with some twig. One dimensional sweet stuff. A bit boring, but alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lore (1765) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 26, 2015
Dark reddish brown colour, medium sized creamy beige head; aroma of toffe, vanilla, dried fruity and earthy notes, maybe some wallnut too; taste isvthe same; good ale

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
nybol (497) - DENMARK - NOV 20, 2015
Karamel i smagen. Faktisk en del! Heldigvis tager humlen lidt over og det gør at der er fin balance i øllen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (14996) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle split at the Hotel Centrum, Beersel, 20/11/15. Rich chestnut brown with a well appointed beige covering that retains well. Nose is sweet malt, toffee, biscuit, dark fruit rinds, light spice. Taste comprises bitter fruit shreds, brown bread, spice, toffee, dark malt, bitter orange, spice, toasted brown sugar. Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a boosty kick. Ok for style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kajser27 (866) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 19, 2015
Deep amber colored with a ruby hue, medium beige creamy head with nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, toffee, some dried fruits, sugary. Taste is medium to strong sweet and malty, caramel, brown sugar and toffee, dried fruits, small amount of cardboard, low+ herbal bitterness, bit of alcohol. Medium+ bodied, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RihardsF (86) - LATVIA - NOV 14, 2015
Nice quad. That I would like to drink again. Easy drinkable. Good price/performance...

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