Brewed by J.W. Lees
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Middleton, England


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 2.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Seasonal July and August.
A light, golden thirst quenching beer with a tantalising, fruity aroma and refreshing hop finish. Pure sunshine in a glass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ricardotorero (55) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2013
Only had this is the summer in a Lees pub. Maybe its the sitting out on the beer garden that makes me like it more than most, but I like it

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
undercurrent25 (1955) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2010
Nice appearance to the beer, very thick and creamy, yet lacling in any taste, not really a summer beer either, needs to be a bit lighter, this is more like a bog sytandard beer such as boddingtons

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KyotoLefty (9404) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 19, 2010
Cask at City Arms, Manchester. Blonde summer ale. Citrus, fruit (wheat?) nose. Citrus flavor with light hops. Light malt. A light summer ale that should have been tried before Summer Lightning! Refreshing, though mild in taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2009
Straw colour with a short head. Scent of vegetables, especially rhubarb. Quite thin and dry. Some cereals in there too. Sweet with lots of straw on the end but not much to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2009
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Gold with a small white head. Malt and hops in the aroma; thank goodness itís not citric. Dry malty taste with some bitterness. Not your average golden, but not very exciting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Cask at the Hand in Hand, Brighton, 16th July 09. Clear golden yellow with a white head. Tame aroma and flavour. Bit of an aftertaste but there are much better golden ales out there.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (6077) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2009
Making an early appearance for 2009 at the Sailibury Arms, Cambridge. Straw with a thin off-white head; grainy aroma; light body with some citrus flavours; clean citrus finish. Rather boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bman1986 (173) - Broadstairs, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2008
Cask At Montefiore Arms, Ramsgate: Ok’ish summer ale. Little bit too sweet and cloying but still quite refreshing. Did actually make me thirstier than before I started though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2007
Cask conditioned - handpump - Newshouse - Nottingham. A pale gold coloured beer with a white head and lacing. The aroma ihas hints of toffee and diacetyl. These come through in the taste also. Any hop note is very light. Quite dull and disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2007
Elgin, Scotland August 07 2005. Very light yellow with a nice head. The aroma has light notes of cheese and melon and the flavour is very mild, or rather thin-bodied. It has notes of melon and citrus. Itís uncomplicated, quenching - but a bit boring.

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