pivo (2604) - GERMANY - JUN 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orangy nose, pale yellow gold color, spongy white head. Very light, citrusy malt body with a dainty pleasant hop touch at the very end. Quick profile, smooth texture. Harmless, goes with just about any pub grub or light fare. Refreshing.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tried this on cask at My Place in Newtown, CT. Pours a beautiful pale amber, with a creamy white head. Aroma is british, with some goldings. Fairly hoppy, with a good malt backing. Flavor is straight up my alley. Creamy and rich, with terrific malt/hop balance. Lightly bready maltiness, sweet and lightly fruity. A touch of apricot. Body is medium, with nice low carbonation, giving it that cask creamy feel. Awesome.
YogiBeera (2510) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2005 Lemon malt nose with sweet parfumy undertones. Straw golden, little head, soft carbonation. Hoppy, parfumy taste with a short bitter thin and light kick.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nothing like the description,nothing like a bottle conditioned ale. Looks like a pilsner as poured. White tightly compressed head with a clear light golden body. Aroma from bottled hinted at wheat but as poured smelled more like pils malts and a slight skunkiness. Flavor also like a pils or alt style ale. Poor bitter aftertaste left in my mouth. Big dissapointment. They certainly pulled a fast one here.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh, crisp hoppy aroma. Cloudy golden apppearance with a small amount of sediment. Malty taste with slightly toasted tinge. Fairly thin but a very refreshing summer pint.
fly (1419) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAY 16, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Have had a few of these and wonder just how it is that it built its fame. Not really bad at all, just not commanding. A decent hop bite, but rather thin in the body and short on the finish other than the tingling of the effervesence and bitterness.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a brewery which has won over 70 awards in sixteen years, I'd have expected better beer. My bottle-conditioned sample was akin to an English Bitter, but looked like a Blond Ale due to its extremely light color. It's pleasant enough to drink, and has considerable crispness, but there's little complexity to the malt character. Ho-hum.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I loved this beer, however I may be the only one on this site. This was exactly what I needed cutting lawn on this unbearably hot afternoon. My bottle had different labeling than shown on this site. This Summer Lightning is a blond Ale at first, but when you roll the remnants in the bottle and muddle up the sediment, then poor it into the glass, the beer becomes a light strawberry color. This beer is crisp, dry, and light tasting, with a fruity aroma. I will be drinking it again soon.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is just a very smooth light bodied hoppy ale. Almost clear with only a hint of blond color. Zero head. Nice hoppy aroma. Very clean finish. Definitely a keeper!
RobBestwick (613) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
orangey/malty aroma, cloudy yellowish hue, hoppy and quite bitter, bitter finish, so so.