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

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (7703) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Cask @ The Willow Walk. The pours deep gold with a small white head. The nose is light dried grass, some honey buttered toast, tinned pear fruits. The taste is sugary fruit syrup, more pear. Light lemon zest and grass. Plenty of white bread, biscuity malt sweetness. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, a pretty tasty beer. I admittedly dont know much about California Commons, this tastes like a fairly solid golden ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (7092) - 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 its 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2604) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 1 Nov 2012. Poured a lightly hazy deep golden colour, with a thin white head. Aroma of soft fruit, floral hop and lager malt. Peaches in the flavour, with some spongecake and smooth malt. Finish was caramel, raisins and a little hop resin.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Erzengel (8512) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 5, 2014
On cask as "Okells Steam - Amber Ale". Yellow-orange in colour, smooth in the beginning. The mainpart is grainy, slightly sweety, hints of wheat. The aftertaste is smooth, slightly grainy-bitter, not too deep and quite easy to drink. On the tongue remains a smooth, sweetish-grainy aroma with slightly bitter wheatish hints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (48113) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrTipple (4509) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Aroma: fruity hops. Appearance: clear gold, small white head. Taste: light sweets and bitters. Palate: toasted flavours, dry finish. Overall: decent California Common. Pint at the GBBF13, London.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (2853) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (18936) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (8911) - ITALY - AUG 19, 2013
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (11623) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2013
Cask at gbbf 2013. Clean nutty malt aroma. Some honey. Clear light amber pour with a sticky lace. Malty English yeast esters. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (8524) - 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.

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