Gordon Highland Scotch

Gordon Highland Scotch

Rated 3.609 by BeerPals
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Brewed by John Martin SA (Scottish Courage)

Genval, Belgium

Style:  Scottish Ale

8.6% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 11604 Last updated 16 years ago Added to database 17 years ago

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Overall Rank1801
Overall Percentile96.2
Style Rank33 of 638
Style Percentile94.8
Lowest Score2.9
Highest Score4.5
Average Score3.838
Weighted Score3.609
Standard Deviation0.637

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  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 2.9 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Bottle: Poured a deep clear brown/burgundy color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention but no lacing. Aroma of caramel malt with some medium sweet notes also noticeable. Taste is a mix between some medium sweet malt with some notes of caramel malt. I could not detect any peat malt which is usually a characteristic that I enjoy in this style. Body is a bit thin and somewhat watery for the style with some good carbonation and alcohol is not discernable. I was a bit disappointed by this one, I thought it lack body and some smoke notes.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.0 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Hazy dark brown colour with small beige head. Aroma is leather, caramel and malts. Flacour is alcohol, dry dark fruit, malts and some caramel. Quite pleasant brew.

  • SIGMUND 4280 reviews
    rated 3.5 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    33 cl bottle, as "Gordon Finest Scotch Highland Ale", courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. ABV is 8.6%.Copper colour, large beige head. Pleasant aroma of malts, caramel and hops. The flavour is very sweet as expected, malts, sugar and caramel galore, but the sweetness is to some degree balanced by decent hops, which linger in the aftertaste. Still, the beer is sweeter than I’d like it to be. But at 8.6% ABV, this is not an easy-drinking refreshment beer anyway. Worth a try, when you know what to expect.

  • VANLAER 5 reviews
    rated 4.4 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Not too much fom, with bubbles on the larger side. Dark brown color - the Gordon glass accentuates the nice color. Spice flavor, with hins of brown sugar. Strong, spicy taste, which lingers for a long time. Ideal beer for drinking during winter, while sitting close to the hearth/stove, while it is raining or snowing outside.

  • ARACAUNA 2100 reviews
    rated 4.4 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Pours dark, dark brown. Head forms easily large bubbles nested in a moderately stiff foam of smaller ones. Head lingers, but does finally dissipate to a very thin film of a head. Aroma is huge. Surprisingly strong citric hops are backed my a huge blast of rich toffe-chocolate malt. The malts hit the tongue first and quickly combine with the hops. I'm not used to a Scotch Ale being this hoppy, but it's good. At the very end I pick up a small hint of smokiness. Very balanced. Very smooth, especially considering the smack in the face the aroma gives you.

  • BOV 1743 reviews
    rated 4.5 16 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 8

    dark brown colour with a big head and a perfect lacing, caramel, malty, sweet, full-bodied, liquorice, slightly bitter with a long spicy finish - very good

  • WRIKOLAKAS 355 reviews
    rated 3.9 16 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Very attractive bottle, nice brownish-redish color, aroma quite skunky, but flavor is pleasant: bitter-sweet at first, yeasty at the end, some caramel, bread taste, very nice malt and hop balance. Pleasantly drinkable.

  • JONMOORE 1367 reviews
    rated 4.1 17 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Draught at the Falstaff, Gare du Nord, Paris. Dark brown, with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel and alcohol. Flavour is same plus sugary sweetness and spices. Full bodied and warming with an excellent mouthfeel. Very good.

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