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RATINGS: 652   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Brewed locally at the Victory Brewery in Chester County, the Summer of Love Ale is a golden ale made with pale malts, German hops and Brandywine River water. This specific style of beer was chosen because it has a broad appeal and will be accessible for casual beer drinkers, but will still retain exciting hop notes.

The brew has a vibrant and refreshing pale color derived from its lean and refreshing malt body. And the initially floral aroma of hops segues into a well integrated, refreshing hop dryness of European heritage.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (1666) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2012
i found this to be more of a pale ale than a blond, along the same lines of Sierra Nevada-hoppier than i was expecting. not my cup of tea. or beer, as it were.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (3671) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Pale-ish yellow pour. Grassy and faintly floral hop aroma with a thin backbone and only lingering vegetal notes against a backdrop that suggests it could have been either an IPA or a hefeweizen if only it had been more committed. Bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnluvsbeer (120) - Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2012
pale straw, gold; off white head that laces lightly. Smell is a mix of grains and grassy, citrusy hops.Tasted of malt, a grassy component, light fruit, and a slight hoppy tinge. Well carbonated.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1720) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle poured into a pint glass A: straw yellow, 1/2" head with poor retention. Thin lacing cap. S: mellow sweetness, slight lemon T: hop bitterness is more previlent than expected. Slight citrus and flower. Light sweetness cuts through the bitterness to a point. M: light bodied, slightly sticky and drying

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4396) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Draft at Dexters. Filtered orange-yellow. Steady white head. Spicy sharp hop bite, quite intense. Doughy, yeasty aftertaste. Very Bohemian, some light buttery tones though. The bitter, astringent hop dosage really carries it, making it quite refreshing. Good, but not great.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (2980) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Appearance is a clean, bubbly light gold with a thick white head of foam that sticks to the sides of the glass as it dissipates. Aroma is lightly grainy with sweet notes of leather, vanilla, wood, and bubblegum. Very interesting and subtle nuances really stand out as the main proponent of this beer. Taste is lightly bready and doughy. Mouthfeel is super light and smooth. Velvety even. I get a touch of bitterness a few seconds after the swallow. Victory really nails it with this beer. So good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Blond Ales don’t move me. Light straw color with little head. The hops come through but not enough to overwhelm the newbies!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3764) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Hazy straw pour with sudsy white head. The nose is clean and the pale malt profile shines, hints of grass. Flavor is again clean, but the grassy hop comes to the front, not very bitter at all. Some lemon citrus, but not nearly as much as a hefe. Honestly found this quite refreshing and delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerathon (1165) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Had this on "clearance" at a local bar the other night for a $2 draft and honestly wasn’t expecting much. Boy was I surprised. The appearance/head is nothing special, but as soon as the nose hits ya it becomes amazing. This beer has great floral hop notes and goes now smooth with a citrusy finish. Highly recommend.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
glennmastrange (2255) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2013 Bottle. Light straw for the malt, light to moderate lemon and pine for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with a hint of clove. Head is small, frothy, white with some spotty lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is slightly hazy yellow. Flavor starts moderately acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a lively carbonaton and a very dry finish. Pretty simple flavors and a fairly weak aroma in this Golden Ale, but it is a very refreshing summer beer.


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