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


on tap

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RATINGS: 566   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%.

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harrisoni (19559) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2009
33cl bottle from Dranken Geers. Ruby, clear, lasting thick beige. Some fruit and malt on aroma. It’s a malty fruity ESB type beer. Alcohol is hidden well. Very drinkable, very easy on the swallow. Really rather approachable. Yeah, pretty good.

asheft (3125) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2009
[bottle] Peat smoke aroma with toasty toffee and a little banana. Clear blackish red with a thin white cover and lace. Very sweet brown sugar and molasses with significant bitterness and dry toffee. Detectable hops flavour. Medium carbonation, medium body, moderately bitter finish. A bit too sweet.

Pinball (12626) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
33cl bottle. clear deep red/brown, thick smooth yellow/white head. dusty,faint bitter, faint malty aroma. a bit spicy. but basically boring. flavor is whiskey, slightly smoked, dark fruits, lots of sweetness, malts, powerfull bitterness in the end. towards the end comes raisins and booze. overall i find this brew too boozy, and lacking some finesse.

Wim (4240) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2009
brown coloured sparkling body with a off white head a sweet malty fruity aroma a sweet malty caramel fruity taste with a alcholic bitter finish

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009

Date: May 24, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: clear brown, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet carame malt aroma, lots of earthyness
Flavor: rich caramel flavor, nice fruityness, caramel candy, light earthyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

MagnumPI (56) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2009
Gordon’s Finest Scotch is brewed in Belgium by Anthony Martin, but hails from the Scottish Highlands and is in no-way truly Belgian. The pour was excellent, deep coca-cola brown with a rich frothy fluffy stout-like head. Drunk as after dinner liquer in Lowlander Bar. Peculiar flavour of caramel and rich treacles, but in a defined style of its own. Enjoyable but not a style to hanker after. Will leave this one to the Scots

Nordcore (1698) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Apperance; dark, red with a nice lightbrown head. Aroma; Nice, sweet malt, nuts, dark fruits. Flavor; still the sweet taste but the roasted malt and dark fruits takes more and more over. Very nice

Eructoblaster (4458) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2009
Bottle - 330ml. Cola brown body with low carbonation and a thin off-white creamy head. Malty/hoppy aroma with caramel hints. Alcohol is undetectable. Its sharp hoppy taste carries brown sugar, caramel and grainy notes. Ends with a long bittersweet finish.

emotv (353) - Izmir, TURKEY - JUL 9, 2009
Got it from a Irish pıub in Fiesole. Nice aromatic scents and caramell, malty taste. Medium head nice balanced quite hoppy taste but not too much hoppy. Very nice ale.

drpimento (3815) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Got this bottle from a shop on the corner across from the train station in Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium. Think there’s something wrong there as a lot of the beers have off flavors and aromas - even in cans. No idea why. Anyway, this one poured with an excellent head and lots of lace. Great mahoganey color. Aroma has definite skunk. After being open for a bit fades. Good scotch ale, but a little oversweet in a neutral way. Very nice body. If it weren’t for the skunk thing, good beer. Scotch ale finish, a bit warming. Little too sweet and strong for a session.

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