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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6351) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
9th April 2015: cask, hand-pulled at the Isle of Man CAMRA beer festival. Badged as Okells Steam, no Premium mentioned, but at 5% ABV so assume it’s the same beer. Good old gold colour with a full head crown on top. Light malty backbone on a well hopped, citrusy body and nose. I liked the blend and the 5% ABV it carried: good.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (8697) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (8009) - ITALY - AUG 19, 2013
discreto ambrato lievi note fruttate note maltate discreto amaro finale leggermente ebaceo piacevole corpo medio

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16903) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
Cask at GBBF ’13, 15/08/13. Clear golden amber with a good sized of white/light beige head. Nose is orange sherbet, citrus fruit, light hop bill. Taste comprises light grapefruit, hops, grassy, orange pith. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish. A really decent drop!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (2594) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
GBBF 2013. Pours a golden colour with a tight white head, plenty of fruit and hops in the aroma, taste is hoppy and bitter with plenty of fruit with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol, November 2012. Golden with a tight white head. Sweetish, apricot and tangerine fruit aroma with a hint of floral hop. Flavour had pleasantly biscuity malts, more fruits and a moderately bitter finish. Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2013, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Okells Premium Steam Beer ].
Clear medium yellow amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sweet fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, fruity, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130813]

   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.

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