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RATINGS: 1790   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Our “Velvet M-80” is a hefty, dry hopped double-red ale with a nose full of aroma, a sticky mouthfeel, a malty middle and unctuous hop flavors. G’Knight sports a surprisingly sensuous finish for a beer of its size (8.7% ABV, 60 IBUs). It’s brewed in tribute to a fellow Colorado craft beer pioneer and Vietnam vet who died fighting a 2002 wild fire outside of our Lyons hometown. For all the details behind this tribute follow this link to www.N3978Y.com. G’Mornin’. G’Day. G’Knight.


1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (5073) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2007
Big glass at Bocktown for $6. Big foamy off white head. Color is hazy iced tea. Big hoppy aroma, like clean pine needles. Big citrus grapefruit rind flavor. Quite an impact on the taste buds. It gives me the feeling like there is perfumy dish soap in this brew. Some mild carbonation. Hops are very one sided and overwhelming. A little sweet initially with each taste but that turns into an offensive bitter bite after it’s in your mouth for a while. A little too much for my girlie lager taste buds. Very coarse and very annoying on the finish, as expected for this style. Will not buy again.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Buddahchild (28) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Wow the nose on this baby is like walking through the hop farm while eating caramels. Smells like an IPA but is dark amber in color. This must be poured from its can. Medium bodies with sweet malts and and big bitter hoppiness that lasts to the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15230) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2007
Can, tasted with beermouth: Paid around 8,50 US dollars for this 33cl can. (Lets keep that a secret) Clear red amber with a full white head. Sweet malts, caramel & sugar & a power hoppy aroma & taste. Far from thick body, though filling & very smooth. Oily & sticky palate. Good lacings. Medium carbonation. Bitter hoppy lasting end - soapy & flowery hops... Wauw... Great Ish!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2007
On can, thanks to dedollewaitor... Clear reddish amber like with good solid white head. Nice hoppyness and good fruity caracter. Lot’s of caramel, malt and sweet spices. Fine lacings.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2007
Nose is orange and piney hops, orange/copper colour, pours a small off-white head. Flavour has loads of orange, pine and malts. Full bodied, well balanced, bitter and ever so tasty. Great example!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (7608) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2007
(Can, Bishop’s Arms, Järntorget, Gothenburg, 1 Aug 2007) Dark amber colour with frothy off-white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with notes of grapefruit, pine needles and resin. Frutiy, hoppy taste with pine needles, resin, grapefruit and citrus peel. Full body with slightly oily mouthfeel. Sweetness is rather balanced, with notes of marzipan coming through the wall of hops towards the finish. Great beer, the best canned beer I’ve tried this far.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Draft. Battery acid brown coloring. Limited head. Hoppy, rye, tart. I need to re-sample later on - I had to cut short my note-taking - and fear I haven’t done this one justice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011
Name: Gordon
Date: March 04, 2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, RateBeer SE Gathering, 2005
Appearance: dark amber
Aroma: strong hop aroma with lots of citrus grapefruit character
Flavor: nice sweet malt flavor well balanced with lots of hop flavor, nice mild bitter finish

Name: Gordon
Date: January 19, 2006
Mode: can
Appearance: dark amber with suspended yeast particals, thin cream head, lots of lace
Aroma: sweet grapefruit aroma with lots of carmel sweetness creating that targeted sugar coated grapefruit
Flavor: big carmel malt flavor with a nice dose of hops, carmel sweetness holds its own against the hops, long bitter finish
Overall: a good drinking big IPA but lost by today’s standards

Name: Gordon
Date: May 12, 2006
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
all sweet pine, nice pepppered hops, great lace, lots and lots of pepper

Name: Gordon
Date: January 24, 2007
Mode: can
after a year in a cold fridge the hops fall off as expected but in their place is a great rich dark caramelized caramel sweetness that nicely offset by earthy bitterness, different but no better or worse after a year

Name: Gordon
Date: August 13, 2011
Mode: draft
Source: tmac kennesaw
Appearance: muddy dark red, dense beige head, heavy lace
Aroma: bready and earthy aroma, hint of pine
Flavor: rich sweet caramel malt flavor, touch of breadyness, balancing hops, touch of citrus and pine, sweet pine comes out as it warms along with a touch of spicy pepper, medium bitter finish
Overall: much like the year old can, but I was thinking this was a recent batch that came to town

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sofajoern (146) - DENMARK - AUG 30, 2007
What a surprise this is - true quality in a can. Lovely red amber colour with a nice lasting tan head. Lots of flowery hops in the nose. Quite sweet flavour with notes of caramel breaking through the hoppiness. Smashing stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Unexpected greatness in a little silver can. Beautiful amber color and cream-colored head. A very drinkable strong ale and one that achieves the right balance that so many strong ales are unable to pull off.


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