McTapps (1499) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch. Light amber in colour with steady but low head. Very bitter finish, like copper. Flavour of roasted malt and earthy tones.
JaKeAFC (317) - ITALY - SEP 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle, about 2.90Ä. "Crafted with English pale ale malt and Fuggles & Glding hops. Matured in Burton Union Oak casks".
Pours clear dark orange\amber with a small offwhite head, good lacing. Fresh on the nose, however nothing stands out. Aroma of mild caramel malts and soft english hops, possibly a faint woody note. Taste is sweetish on the malts, then a nice bitterness comes out. Finish is not exciting but sustained on the hops. Texture is watery and carbonation is high for the style. Iíd say this is a counterpart to a good German Pilsener
tabernae (169) - Latina, ITALY - AUG 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Versa arancio scuro, aroma di malto con note di caramello. Il sapore Ť particolarmente dolce, anche qui note di caramello e crosta di pane. finale con un amaro equilibrato,ben persistente. corpo piuttosto esile. nel complesso una pale ale media.
Marduk (1266) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 26, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
0,5l bottle. Clear dark amber color. Small off-white head. Good lacing. Watery, mild bitter, unclean flavor. Watery, filthy, mild bitter, hops in flavor. Smooth, buttery texture.
reebtogi (3267) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a small white head that leaves a few specks of lacing. Aroma is caramel and grass and citrus. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with a generous grass and citrusy hop biterness. Light to medum bodied with some decent carbonation. a nicely done premium bitter that was quite tasty.
boxofrane (1189) - pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I know this says Bottle but the alias points here. Pours copper with a finger of white head that sticks around for a while. Asoka is subdued malt with some caramel bits, not pungent. Taste is nastier than most in the style but not a standout in any way. Creamy mouth feel is solid.
joe19612 (1496) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Sainsburyís. Light amber colour, with a thin head, aroma is some tofee and malt, taste is malty with a dry finish.
Beersiveknown (1625) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home. Mid amber with fluffy cream head. peppery pineapple nose. Medium carbonation, dry bitterness, biscuit malt. Long bitter finish. Better than I remember
knickskicks (497) - - JUL 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour. Earthy, oak, vanilla, tangy sweet malts. Drinkable. Like the slight oakiness.
ttoadee (361) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark copper pour, minimal head. Malt and some light fruit (peach,orange zest) in the nose. Slightly sweet malt across the tongue, but the taste does not keep up with the aroma. Medium across the palate. Finish drops a little flat. I had heard great things about this one, need to try again.