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RATINGS: 659   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3242) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2011
12oz bottle bought waiting on new RRS tires. You definitely get the German hops in the aroma and flavor plus a little citrus. Nice, light and refreshing.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6352) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2012 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium to dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, husks), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), with notes of lemon zest and chalk. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, husky, chalky. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Not much to say; husky, simple, watery, unclean aftertaste. Terrible label design/art.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8680) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2011
This beer pours a hazy pale yellow color with a medium fizzy white head that burns away steadily to a film. Top ring of lacing with spots underneath. Aroma of sweet malt and lemongrass. Light body with flavors of mildly zesty citrus, honey, malt and a touch of hops. The finish is malty with a short citrusy aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2258) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2011
Draught at Rattle N Hum. Pours pale yellow with a pillowy head. Summer love! Crisp and high drinkabillity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Straw to golden pour soapy white head 3 Avg pal 3 Lightly grassy crisp cirtus a little bread 7 Crisp lifhtly bitter flavor touch of grapefruit touch of grass a light sweetness in thefinish7 A great summer beer crisp & refreshing 15

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
adnielsen (9470) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle @ home. Clear golden appearance with a fluffy, pearl white head. Slightly skunky, grassy hoppy, straw aroma. Somewhat bitter, skunky, pale malty, husky, hay, straw flavor. I’m really not enjoying this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iceman15658 (131) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle to pint glass. Pours a clear yellow gold with small frothy white head The aroma is on the bready side. Slight wheaty flavor with citrusy grapefruit.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1363) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Pours a yellow color with a white head. Grainy aroma with some citrus to go along with it. Light flavor with the citrus and lemon up front with the caramel malts and grains to finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Glistening blonde. Pasty white head shows good retention. Lemony and peppery hops (Tettnang?) prominently line the aroma along with some faint huskiness and hints of circus peanuts and doughy yeast. Firm body. Stiff carbonation. Opens with a juicy and rounded punch of lemony hop acids which gradually merge with lightly husky malt and an onset of doughy yeast. Snippets of peppery hop bitterness persist, scratching the palate and offering some welcomed definition and perfumey vigor to the supple hop flavors. Doughy yeast takes foothold and never fully subsides, deadening a large portion of the hoppy brightness as it contributes unnecessary weight. Consequently, the body remains slick in texture and borderline nauseating because of the oppressive yeast and odd suggestion of circus peanuts. Dry and deeply hoppy finish showcases a medley of grass, herbs, and lemon atop a honey-kissed Pils malt foundation. Has the similar framework of Prima Pils, which typically ranges from very dirty to putridly unclean, but this is marginally cleaner. While the malt is a little husky and the yeast rather doughy, the hop character nicely juggles flavor with bitterness, with neither being overaggressive. Would love to see this bottle-conditioned and brewed with a Belgian yeast, because the potential is here.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2011
very surprised by this one! light bodied with a nice hop flavor reminiscent of a pale ale. easy drinker, wish I would have discovered this one in the summer!


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