I hate going against the masses here, particularly because I usually love Oskar Blues's stuff, but Gordon just didn't do it for me. Maybe it was a bad can, or maybe it's just so mindblowingly excellent that I don't get it. Either way, I was sorely disappointed.
Oh it pours just fine. Beautifully amber with a thick head that laces the glass perfectly. A sniff reveals hops and malts mixing citrus and caramel together in a marriage that gets the heart pounding. From the start, this has the making of an excellent beer, one you want to take home to meet the family.
Then. The flavor. Just a complete letdown. There are some hints of the malts in there and I could sort of taste the hops. Sort of. For the most part, it is just bland. It's not watered down, it's just dull. Some call it perfectly balanced, but I don't see it.
Such a let down. I hope it was my can that was damaged, but I doubt it. Any other Oskar Blues product is better than this, sadly.
Vote for Oskar Blues Gordon Ale: It’s your civic duty!