Brewed by Okells
Style: California Common
Douglas, Isle of Man


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Special.

Dark Gold in colour, with a citrusy/herbal/sherberty/resin aroma. Initial taste of pricly spice and sherbert and lemon, full bodied with initial sweetnes. Spicy bitter after palate and very drying, makes you want to take another sip.

Pale Ale Malt, Vienna Malt
Single hopped with Northern Brewer during the boil and Aroma hopped in the Whirlpool with Northern Brewer and Cascade

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Fra fat på Beehive, Brixton 4 Nov 12. JDW festivaløl. Mørk gyldenbrun. Lavt skum som fester seg litt til glasset. God aprikosaroma. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken er mørke plommer. Svakt syrlig ettersmak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23363) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2012
Cask @ Willow Walk, Victoria SW1. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy aroma. Fruity malty weak hoppy bitter caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (8769) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
Pleasant hopped pale nose and plenty of tropical fruits in its flavour too. Thin head on a golden body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (11352) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2012
Festival ale, half-pint, craft at JDWs Beehive in Brixton. Off-white, bubbly head that laces well. Close to clear, copper coloured body. Herbal hoppy aroma, notes of resin. Blended flavour of grainy malts and dusty hops, lightly spiced. Bittersweet endnotes. Just alright (04.11.2012).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Moon On The Square Northampton 08/11/12. A golden beer with a tight white head and lace. A lightly fruity beer with clean flavours. Hoppy hints with a touch of cookie dough. It’s the epitome of smooth as there are no edges. Passable and stylistically accurate I guess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40836) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
From cask at AG Bell. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity, herbal and bitter hops. Dry, toastedmaltyand bitter. Dry finish. Easy and straigh tforward.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
wheresthepath (2139) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
[Cask at The Falcon (JDW), High Wycombe] Pale (some might say insipid) gold with a moderate white head and a slight fizz. Very thin and watery mouthfeel. It’s pretty bland with just vague hints of doughy bread, lemon, cardboard and vomit. Beers that taste of watered-down sick put me right off.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (6072) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading. Straw coloured with a loose cream head; and a citrusy aroma; fresh, grainy body with some citrus, honey sweetness, and a grassy bitterness; leaving a soft grassy finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (13390) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold with white head. Sharp, slightly metallic beer, some boiled vegetable notes then a bready, yeasty note. Dry and lasting on the palate, not bad but not really to my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2012 Cask handpull, The Briar Rose, Brum, 10/11/12. Orange gold capped with white. Really decent orange and pink grapefruit tang off the bat outshining the del Wotsit. Perfumed, stewed, well-judged squeeze of grapefruit over unobtrusive but solid malt. Deep bittering, back-of-tongue linger. Draped with condition. More understated orange, grapefruit, grass, thistle and floral aroma. Quietly delicious; approaching genuine IPA territory. Beer of The Festival for me. Apart from the Feral. And maybe the Roosters.

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