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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (1000) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Pours a golden yellow with a whit head with deccent lacing. aroma is of biscuit malts. grass. floral citrus, and pine. flaovor is of sweet malts, biscuit, citrus, and pine resin . has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and a dry, bitter, long finnish. overall, a very good blonde and most likly the best summer ale ever.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2532) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Medium statured white head with good retention and a fair lace. Boring pale gold color. Pleasent nose of grass and lemons, pale bready malts. Light body, soft carbonation, light acidity and a hint juicey, nice. Nice grainy malts, light citrus and dry yeasty notes, bready with a hint of earth and a little noble hoppyness. Dry lightly fruity finish makes for an enjoyable easy quaffer. Solid! Bottle from statelineliquors.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle. Pale crystal clear yellow. Average white head that fades to a film retaining on top. Aroma is grassy, floral hops. Apricot and light fruity aromas. taste is a lot bigger and hoppier than I expected. Yum. Lemony with a hint of some German-style malts to make this kind of resemble and pilsener. Grainy and lively carbonation. Finish is crisp and refreshing. Great hop character. This is a great summer beer. I’ll have to stock up on some of this next year.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2127) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 8, 2011
On tap at Deer Park Tavern (Victory Brewers Dinner). Pours a clear golden yellow with a bright white head that lasts with some lacing. Smell grassy hops, biscuity malt and a touch of lemony citrus. Taste has mild piney hops with some grapefruit notes. Finish is dry and crisp. Clean and refreshing flavors all the way through. Mouthfeel is light with moderate fizzy carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7182) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Bottled. Poured clear, bright golden with a dense cap of white head. The aroma picked up sweet bready notes accented by lemon rind, dry white spices, and wheaty character.. smelled like it was going to be crisp and refreshing. The flavor found bread and a pinch of honey at the core.. lemon zest and dry earthy bitterness around.. well-balanced and dry on the finish. Light-bodied and crisp on the palate.. tasty and very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finhead (1219) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2011
A pale yellow pour with a white head. It has a slight lemon aroma mixed with a damp basement smell. The light body has a thin texture with lively carbonation. It has a grapefruit rind taste that is initially sour, then finishes mildly bitter. I’m not impressed with this beer at all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
topherh (1912) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Pours a lightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is citrus and floral hop with a bit of sweet malt. Flavor is malty, sweet, spicy floral hops, saltine crackers and light bitterness

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9555) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Bottle… Clear yellow ale with a small, creamy, white head. Great retention. Aroma-wise, peppery and floral hops mix and mingle quite well with pale grains and honey malt. Medium to full-bodied with airy carbonation. The flavor offers peppery and floral hops balanced nicely by pale malts. Crisp, snappy hop finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4545) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2011
On draft at Brass Tap Wesley Chapel. Pours a light yellow with a white head. Nose is light malt, corn, yeast, lager, yeast, and hints of cracker. Flavor is similar with a light body- some sweetness, light malt, and yeast. Very nice summer light-bodied beer, akin to Summerfest. Nice session-ish beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Bottle and served in no-nik pint glass: Pours a clean light golden hue with a lasting fizzy head and pretty nice lace. The aroma is hop charged which honestly is a bit of a surprise, seems more APA/IPAish than a Blond Ale for sure, much like how Prima Pils blurs the line of hoppiness for the style. There is also some pale grains and minerally vapours under the slightly spicy, grassy and resiny hop tones. The taste is more of the same, the bittering hops lead with a nice light fruity twang and earthiness balanced by mostly clean pale base malts. Again, the taste is more akin to an APA than a Blond Ale or at least the majority of Blonde Ales you get in most areas. The mouth feel is refreshing and moderately carbonated but there is a bit of a doughy finish along with some metallic notes that kept it from a higher score. Overall this is very good brew but the hoppy notes makes me wonder how accessible this really is for the "casual beer drinkers". It is noted that I could see this fading very quickly and something you must drink now.


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