Summer Lightning

Hop Back Brewery

England

This is a refreshing beer that will hit the spot on a hot day. It's also an "English Bitter". I didn't really think the two went together, but my ignorance has been corrected. Although I suspect this beer may be a marvellous exception. The beer pours straw coloured, nice and golden with a frothy head. It starts off sweet and then becomes nicely bitter, and it leaves you with a dry finish. It's incredibly well balanced being malty and bitter at once. Don't be put off by the sediment that you'll find at the bottom of the glass, it's supposed to be there. An incredibly satisfying beer to sip at summer gatherings. Smooth enough to drink several in an afternoon, and I've enjoyed doing both.

Reviewed: January 29, 2005

Rating: 8/10

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