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RATINGS: 558   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (1764) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2011
Draft. Light gold color with fizz bubbling and no head. Appearance of a cider, but not. Smell of some hops, grass and herbs. Very light easy drinking psner. Perfect for a baseball ghame on a hot summer day

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (3801) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Looks like any other pale lager. Smells a little sweet with a slight hop olfactory. First taste is oooooh, a little hoppy for golden or blonde ale. Yes, this is more like an APA, way too much for a goldenale. Gets a little more skunky or farmy manure on the aroma during the session, but not in a bad way. Does not hide the alky well, and this too is odd for a golden ale. Not sure what to think about this brew. Muchh more bitter personality than I expected. Wew. Typical victory near over the top brew. Medium bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1204) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2011
12 ounce bottle, label says enjoy by October 17, 2011. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a mostly clear gold color with an inch frothy off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is sweet malt, lemon peel and some light piney/grassy hops. I think the taste is just like the aroma, itís all sweet malt, lemon peel and pine/grassy hops. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, itís crisp and a bit slick with moderate carbonation. I think itís a decent enough brew, and a good brew for a hot day. Iíd buy this again, $8.99 a sixer isnít a bad price for this brew. I think itís worth trying.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 3, 2011
12oz bottle. Rating #105. Crystal clear dark yellow pour with a decent little white head. Picking up a decent little hop aroma, nice little clean malt aroma as well, very crisp. Flavor is real nice, crisp hop bite with a light aftertaste, real nice. (1781)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (3742) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2011
12 oz bottle via 6-pack from Spirits Point Beach. Poured a rather mundane flat golden body underneath a large bright white foamy head. Aroma of toast, peach, tangerine, and some slight metallic notes that actually blends well into the aroma. Medium bodied with average to strong carbonation and a slightly dry finish. Flavor of grains, and some light fruit skins, peach..apricot , tangerine. Not bad and better then the other lousy summer beers Iíve tried recently.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3559) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Location: 12 oz bottle from a random market in Hoboken, 7/2/11

Aroma: The nose is fairly malty and floral with some light citrus notes
Appearance: The pour is a clear yellow color with a small white head and drippy lace
Flavor: The taste is much like the nose, moderately sweet with a moderately bitter finish
Palate: The body is fairly light, it gets drier as it finishes, and drinks relatively smoothly
Overall Impression: This is a solid beer, it is drinkable and quite seasonable, but it certainly isnít anything exceptional. I would drink it again, and I could see it making for a good BBQ/Tailgate type of beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pressboxjoe (186) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Bottle. There is some rosey floral quality to the aroma. Aroma and visuals match the expectation of a summery golden ale but flavor is a wallop of piney hops. But is also sweet, crisp and refreshing. Carbonation gives it a bit of a soda feeling. Easy to guzzle. Iíll be a happy man to find this at any picnic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goodgrief (1742) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 1, 2011
This was really nice for what it ia., light and refreshing with a grassy hop kick and a surprisingly bitter bite. Some nice malty sweetness. A great summer beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1080) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2011
12oz bottle...very bright yellow color with decent last head. the taste was crisp and clean. tasting the malty sweetness and the medium bite of hops with a splash of lemon. not a bad summer beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (5953) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2011
7/1/11. On tap. Clear, very light golden pour with a frothy white head that sticks and laces pretty well, surprisingly. Plain aroma of grass and pale malts with a hint of lemon peel. Big pale malt flavor that reminds me of a pilsner, along with grassy hops and a slight finish of lemon and cream. Really not bad for what it is.


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