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RATINGS: 771   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear dark gold with an average, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is biscuit and cereal malt, resin and pine hops with light fruity esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with supporting malt, light fruity esters and a dry and spicy finish. Light body, medium-high carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (3073) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
Purchased in NY City. Pour a golden colour with a head that stay long and creates a coat over the brew. Grapefruit and orange aromas. Kind of a creamy mouthfeel. Grainy taste with the hop being strong, but well-balanced. Quite a nice beer that is a mix of a IPA and blonde ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (1333) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Wheat, grass, lemon, orange, grapefruit. Zesty and spicy and pretty hoppy for a golden. Kind of a mix between Headwaters and HopDev.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2012
12oz bottle from Armanetti’s. Pours a crystal clear, golden-yellow colored body with a finger-width, foamy and frothy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is solid with grassy oranges and lemons, grainy pale malts, a good amount of florals, and some pepper. Flavor is similar. A good amount of grassy lemons, grapefruits, and oranges up front with a grainy pale malt backing. Florals come in during the middle with a slight piney pepper before this finishes grassy and dry with a crisp, clean, light-medium bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a thinner body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a lighter, but flavorful, crisp, clean, and easy drinking beer. Solid grassy citrus bitterness with a nice floral backing and a balanced, grainy pale malt backing. Nothing special, but they nailed what they were going for. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2979) - New York, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Draught. Pretty shiny gold white foam. Grass and hops aromas. Grapefruit taste. Summer pale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (1982) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle. Pours clean gold with pillow head. Nice fresh citrus aroma . taste is crisp clean refreshing especially on a hot ass day

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle form New Leaf Market. Crystal clear golden pour with a fizzy white head. Nose is fresh citrus hops, flowers, touch of spice, honey and sweet graininess. Spicy floral notes up front fading into a lively grains and a bit of sweet honey. Finishes crisp with spicy and floral hops. Fantastic summer session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Draft at World of Beer Land O Lakes. Pours a clear golden yellow with a small white head. Nice residual lacing along the glass. Interesting aroma with an emphasis on the malt, but still a noticeable hop presence. Good flavor for a Summer beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtwohy (1) - - JUN 28, 2012 does not count
Perfect for a summer night! Crisp, hop notes in aroma and taste and this holds a light head. Pair with grilled salmon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (8102) - Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Draft to pint at Dutch’s. Looks decent; a translucent gold with ample head. Smells good! Hoppy for what I expected! Tastes pretty good; definitely one of the better blondes I’ve had. Mouthfeel is good too. Nice!

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