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


on tap

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RATINGS: 556   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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   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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EugeneStraver (232) - Nootdorp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2017
20170507 HOME; 33 cl bottle; BB 01/07/18. A good fine brown head on a clear beer with a brilliant amber colour. Aroma is light malty, even some roasted malt which give somewhat chocolate and caramel. For the rest some red fruit. Taste starts sweet with roasted malt, which give the beer a maltbitter and some chocolate. Light raisins and spicy from e.g. anise. A bitter in the aftertaste is coming above the taste. The bitter is from hops and malt. The body is medium-full and the beer is alcoholic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bartlebier (3926) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2017
33cl bb03/2018 (BLSampler 2017/4). - Less sweet and more watery than I remember this oldschool boozer from back home... Nice rubybrown pour with convincing beigish head. Diluted burnt caramel and tetrapacked cranberry juice in aroma; watercolour vinsanto and Kruterbitter in taste. - Oddly inoffensive for the ill alcoholic reputation that precedes it. Ultimately drinks like the sugar-reprimed runnings a real Scottish ale, but decently paired&offset with groben Bratwrsten, gratin & fennel salad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lkowalkowski (330) - POLAND - MAR 11, 2017
Barwa brunatna, piana gęsta i obfita. Aromat słodki co potwierdza się w smaku. Trochę owocowe, trochę karmelowe. Mimo wszystko jednak za słodkie. Alkohol dosyć dobrze ukryty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
remALUS (325) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle: 330 ml, Price: 0,99 eur
Labai geras skonis, patiko

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (3034) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2017
Bottle. Dark Brown / Ruby in colour. Sweet Malty (burnt sugar, caramel, toffee, roast malts). Fruity (dark fruits, raisins). Smooth & rich. Very sweet roast malty with bitter edge. Dry malty finish. Too sweet. Not for me. (2008)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
roldano (129) - - FEB 12, 2017
Espuma beige que se disipa bastante pronto, color granate oscuro con fina burbuja brotando constantemente, aroma dulce en nariz, sabor que va desde el dulce a las notas amargas con regusto permanente.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
johnarktor (138) - FRANCE - JAN 15, 2017
Aroma: sugary hard biscuits (those ones grandmas always give you and you hate), molasses, herbs, berries (cherry), barrel wood, nose of molasses ; Appearance: Dark reddish brown, tan/white frothy foam ; Taste: medium to heavy sweetness, low bitterness ; Palate: medium body, sirupy feel, low carbonation, sweet finish. Overall: too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ysok02 (1444) - Mons, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2016
Robe ambre, mousse crmeuse. Nez discret sur les crales, le malt, lgre note houblonne et rglisse. Bouche lattaque amre, un rtro de rglisse, une bulle discrte et une finale amre. Agrable sans plus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zilverenmaan (149) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2016
Taste of sweet liquorice and burnt malts. Aftertaste bitter. A bit watery and dull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SvanteL (459) - SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2016
Vackert rdbrun. Maltig doft med lite ntter och torkad frukt. I smaken finns en bra maltstma, ntter och torkad frukt, lite rostade toner, lite honungsstma, en fyllig beska kommer p slutet och hnger kvar lnge. En fyllig och vlbalanserad ale. Provning p De Klomp

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