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RATINGS: 669   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1921) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 27, 2011
12oz. bottle: This one pours a slightly hazy, straw yellow color. There was a very small white head on it that didnít linger long. Nice aroma to this one. Floral, grassy, hint of lemon in the back ground. The taste is good. Slightly lighter body, just a faint whiff of bitterness and a slight dryness. Slight lemon flavor, with grassy a slight graininess. Very crisp and refreshing. An excellent summer choice!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1449) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Summer Love. Pours a clear bud light color with a nice head. Citrus in the nose, along with a touch of something sweeter. Nice brew they got here. Not overly sweet. Hoppy, but dry. Low alcohol. Makes for a good summer drinker, even if we are now in October. I like it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shag (2655) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 9, 2011
This poured a golden color with a white head. The aroma contains lemons, hay, vanilla. The flavor is rather sweet with some citrus showing up. For a blonde ale this is rather refreshing. Good deal!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Hazy yellow pour with a big white head. Aroma is light malt, a little biscuit, some honey and a bit of hop character. May have been drinking this one a little old as the hops are not really present at all. As it stands a relatively pleasant if fairly unremarkable beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3450) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2011
For some reason, I had been expecting a saison. This isnít. Pours a very clear gold color, nice white head. Aroma of hay and lemongrass. Flavor is bitter herbal, grassy, and ultimately floral hops, over a light malt backbone. The hops here absolutely shine without coming across as aggressive. Almost like an ale version of a German pils. This was actually quite fantastic.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beaver (1407) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold with a big rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is honey, malts and a little noble hops.

The flavor is grainy malts and grassy hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with light smooth carbonation.

Overall, an OK subdued hoppier blonde ale. Not too exciting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (6818) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2011
12 ounce bottle. Pours a very clear golden color with a medium white head. The aroma is sweet honey and earthy biscuit. The flavor is very smooth and easygoing; some honey, light citrus, some rose petal. Nice. Brandywine River? Oh man, isnít that in the Shire?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 26, 2011
12oz flute. Pours brilliantly clear straw colour with a foamy, whispy white head that somehow leaves good concentric rings of lacing. Aroma suggests floral, herbal hops and subtle cereal grainy, light malt sweetness. Good bitterness right off the bat, and very dry in the finish, leaving me wanting another sip as soon as itís gone. The hoppy bouquet is pleasing to say the least. Bright, vibrant, absent of all sulfur compounds, or below my threshold at least. Not grassy, no misplaced dankness or musty earthiness. Just bright, clean bitter and floral hops. Finish leaves me wanting a little more malt, but thatís my only complaint. Fizzy carbonation, light bodied and has a long residence time for slightly astringent bitterness. Light, almost airy texture. One of the best summer slammers out there. Had to go for this with the recent resurgence of hot temps here in the hell hole some call the Mid-Atlantic states. RATE TO STYLE esse!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2011
almost clear yellow, medium white head, somewhat lacy. nose is yeasty with a trace of citrus. yeasty flavor, with very slight citric highlights. light bodied, clean finish. there was a nice hop presence, but it was not as bitter as i prefer. sample provided by my friend quint on a rafting trip in wisconsin.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (3787) - Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Comes out of the bottle a clear straw yellow with a typical white head - not inspiring, but never judge a book by its cover! Strong aroma is malty with a yeasty undertone and hints of citrus and hops. Sunny flavor has a malty core and a strong, slightly sour citrus note, as well as hints of hops and apple. Average-bodied texture has a nice tingle to it. Great for summer, or saying goodbye to the bloominí hot weather.


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