OSKAR BLUES GORDON ALE


Wow...huge aroma when poured into a pint glass. It really hits hard. I get citrus/grapefruit & malt nose. Head is beautiful, thick, and reasuring that I am about to taste something good. Nice thing is that it fades fast enough to get some more aroma. Decent legs for this style beer too. Taste is pine, malty sweet with hop bitterness on the finsh. I also get a definite alcohol undertone, which I like a lot. I am very interested in trying more of their beer. Tasted from the can @ 60.4°F.

COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION:
Our "Velvet M-80" is a luscious, double-red ale with a gooey aroma, a sticky mouth feel, a malty middle and unctuous hop flavors. Gordon also sports a surprisingly comfortable finish for a beer of its hefty size (8.7% ABV, 60 IBUs). It's brewed in tribute to Gordon Knight, a Colorado craft beer pioneer and Vietnam vet who died fighting a 2002 wild fire outside of our Lyons hometown.


AWARDS:
  • Gold Medal 2010 World Beer Championships

  • Gold Medal 2008 World Beer Championships

  • Top 5 Extreme Beers The New York Times

  • Bronze Medal 2008 World Beer Cup

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