Saturday, May 7, 2011

Gordon Finest Gold


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Chad9976 (627) - Albany, USA - APR 28, 2011
I poured a 330ml can into an oversize wine glass.

Appearance: Dark gold, clear body. No carbonation evident. Forms bright white, soapy head that fades away and leaves no lacing and little retention.

Smell: Like every other cheap European pale lager only stronger and with rubbing alcohol.

Taste: Like every other cheap European pale lager only stronger and with rubbing alcohol. I never understood the appeal of those beers that taste like wet rubber gloves - why someone would want to imperialize that style blows my mind. This is basically like drinking corn syrup mixed with carbonated rubbing alcohol. Its sour, tangy, grainy and just all around unpleasant. I’ve had worse, though, and this beer is at least drinkable - but just barely.

Mouthfeel: Imagine the thickest lager you’ve ever had san carbonation.

Drinkability: If drank ice cold it’s tolerable. Once it begins to warm up just a degree or two it turns into a total sipper. Foul taste and prominent 10% ABV make it very intense in the mouth.

Overall, it’s not so much bad as it is strange. Not sure who would find this appealing. I’d rather drink two Heinekens to get the same buzz from one can of this beer.

Grade: 2/10