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RATINGS: 710   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (4975) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Pours clear gold, with short white head. Scent is strongly malted, and hops. Taste is grapefruit, grass, baby aspirin and cereal. Hops have a nice bitter. Decent, just not overly impressed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scarletfire65 (1127) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Draft at Gingerman. Bready, crackerish malt profile. Lemon in aroma and flavor. Kind of Kolsch - like. Finishes dry and lean, well attenuated. Nice summer chugger with some body and flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2012
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a moderate white head. Aroma of orange, lemon, cereal, grain, florals, grapefruit, and grass. Flavor of lemon peel, grass, light pine, and cereal with a dry, crisp, moderately bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sethbreaker (175) - New York, Greater London, USA - MAY 3, 2012
On draft. Spicy hop aroma and citrus on the nose, Bitter noble hops and some lemon peel. Biscuit malt backbone, crisp finish. Not bad. decent summer beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopsandvines (61) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2012
Pours gold with a thin white head. Two-Row, grainy, toasted bread crust aroma with background earthy spicy hops. Taste is more hoppy than the aroma leads on, with malt becoming in the back ground. Hallertau hops and Pale malt, quiet simple and drinkable. Dry hoppy finish. No fermentation flaws. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - APR 24, 2012
Bit hit of citrus on top of the usual lightly sweet malts just like a good summer ale should. Extremely drinkable, especially on a humid summer day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (2215) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2012
Clear golden with a frothy whitish head and a small amount of lacing. Lots of grassy and floral hops, pale malts, earth, and a hint of citrus in the aroma. The taste is full and hoppy. Crisp and refreshing, medium bodied yet light feeling. I almost want to just keep on chugging. Great blond ale, and one hell of a summer brew. I’m not much of a fan of this category usually, but I love this. Now if they’ll start selling these instead of Bud Light at the ballpark... In another life perhaps.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VeeDubber (21) - Florida, USA - APR 18, 2012
Aroma- A nice hint of citrous, some malt aroma, no hoppiness. Appearance- A nice hazy golden yellow with a white, small bubble one finger head that did not hang around long. Taste- Taste did not follow aroma as expected. Slight hoppiness, no citrousy flavor as I anticipated. Drinks like a pale ale, not the blonde i had thought. Overall- Not a bad beer, just not what i was expecting. When it was billed as a Blonde Ale, I wasnt expecting as hoppy of a beer. In no way do I dislike it, it just would have been better billed as a pale ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (1957) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2012
i found this to be more of a pale ale than a blond, along the same lines of Sierra Nevada-hoppier than i was expecting. not my cup of tea. or beer, as it were.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (3858) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Pale-ish yellow pour. Grassy and faintly floral hop aroma with a thin backbone and only lingering vegetal notes against a backdrop that suggests it could have been either an IPA or a hefeweizen if only it had been more committed. Bottle.

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