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Okells Bitter

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Brewed by Okells
Style: Bitter
Douglas, Isle of Man
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.

A true original - a session simply isn’t a session if it doesn’t involve Okell’s world famous Bitter.
A golden-coloured beer with a full malt and superb hop aroma, with a long lasting dry-ish hoppy complex finish.
Ingredients
Pale Ale Malt, Crystal
Hops: First Gold/Target, Late hop Nelson Sauvin/Cascade/Fuggles


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (6630) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2015
Cask at The Albert, Douglas. Pours clear dark golden with a small white head. Aroma of weak grassy hops and caramel. Taste is moderate sweet caramel, weak bitter finish, short lived as well.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (5968) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
Cask @ Thomas Rigby’s, Liverpool. Golden-orange with a small head. Has a malty nose with light malts in its taste and a medium bitterness. Gentle enough in its texture.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4985) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2015
8th April 2015: my first beer on the Isle of Man. Hand-pulled pint through a huge swan neck in the excellent Trafalgar in Ramsey. Amber and clear with a good, lasting white crown: it looked good on this and subsequent occasions I drank it around the island. The nose is a pleasant blend of hops and light caramel notes, as is the taste. This is a true session ale and flavoursome for such a brew, coming in at only 3.7% ABV: very drinkable and one of the best in it’s class/style.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arek (600) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - FEB 10, 2015
19.12.12: Cask 1 Pint, Liverpool, England, UK.
Brązowe piwo o puszystej pianie. W smaku typowy, klasyczny, dobry bitter o fajnej goryczce.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (1855) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
Overall: Smooth, refreshing, a citric sourness.
Note: Cask at Shakespeare Pub. Reviewed 2014-10-05.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (5644) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2014
Cask. Smooth beginning, fresh, hints of roasted nuts, roasted malt, hazelnuts. Easy to drink, fresh, smooth. Slightly dryer and more bitter till the end. Nice and smooth, dry-malty with a nice bitterness remains on the tongue!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2525) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 24, 2014
Cask @ Bear and Billet, Chester [220314] [From memory as notes lost]
Amber colour, clear, white head. Remember this as a fairly standard session bitter but better than usual. Light caramel malt, soft bitter hops. Finish did have some more hop in it....recall this as a 3.1

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
foxo82 (810) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
’Country’ #86. Hand pulled at the Bear and Billet, Chester. Dark amber with a small head and a malty, watery taste. Aroma grassy. Finish is too short, the bitterness fleeting, and it’s been served too cold which doesn’t help.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1601) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2013
Fairly standard bitter, it’s nice but doesn’t stand out at all, would be good on a session however

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cunningham (5748) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2013

Appearance: Clear deep copper color with a creamy off white head. Good lacing.
Aroma: Mild malty and mild fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Caramel malty, mild hoppy, mild grassy and mild fruity.
Overall impression: Plain and nothing wrong with it, but…..not my ale.
Personal stats: On tap at The Prospect in Douglas, Isle of Man.


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