I drank the newly-launched Manchester Pale Ale from J.W. Lees for the first time today at the Rain Bar, the former umbrella factory that is now the brewery's flagship city centre pub.
Manchester Pale Ale is golden, hoppy (dry-hopped?) and has the biscuity malt taste I associate with Lees beers. Like Marble's Manchester Bitter, you could see it as an attempt to replace the iconic but long gone Boddington's.