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RATINGS: 764   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhatB420 (837) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2012
12oz into a pint. This is the best summer beer ever. Hoppy right from the front, this is no dull dimmer. Theres a bite that brings one back for more and leaves one wondering if this is an ipa hybrid or just a very fine summer brew. Quite nice. Color is lemonade gold with hay, and sunshine mixed in. Taste is hoppy all over, wheat filled and particuarlly enjoyable. This is the beer for summers to come.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Morey (46) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2012
APPEARANCE: Pours a pale lemon yellow color with a good 2 fingers of fluffy white head. Good clarity reveals a multitude of bubbles soaring up towards the top of the beer. Pretty decent retention, but the lacing is even better.

AROMA: Citrus, Toasted Grain, Lemongrass, and Dried Hay.

TASTE: Nice citrus bite up front followed by some grassy hop flavor. I’m getting some grainy flavors in there as well. Both the citrus and hops show up for a second go-round providing a refreshing lemony snap on the back-end. There’s some lingering bitterness on the finish.

MOUTHFEEL: Fairly light body with a moderate (and slightly fizzy) level of carbonation.

MOREY’S BOTTOM LINE: Without a doubt one of my favorite summer beers. Ultra-drinkable, yet full of flavor. At 5.2% it’s pretty session-friendly too. If I’m reviewing to style (which I am), I can’t imagine there being a much better Blonde Ale than this one right here. Victory has done for Blonde Ales what they did for Pilsners. Highly recommended!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jstraw (1962) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Draft at Jerry’s. Pale gold with big, foamy, white head / Elegant, floral nose of bread, honey, and citrus / Medium body, lush and creamy but understated and stylish with superb balance and bitter finish / Flavors of pear, honeydew, orange, resin, hay, soap, and dry hops / Relative to a golden ale, this is just absolutely perfect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Foulkamania (5) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2012 does not count
Crisp summer beer. A little more hops than expected, but not overwhelming. Good for backyard grilling. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Pours gold with a white head. Smells of resiny hops, spicy, some floral elements. Tastes of dry malt, some bitterness on the finish, some nice peppery spicy hoppy notes. Enjoyable summer beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shadey (2076) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours a light gold color with streamers of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Head is a thin ring of white. Aroma is grassy hops with some crisp malt. Flavor is grassy and citrusy. Very clean and light on the tongue. It satisfies its intended purpose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RyanK (273) - Rhode Island, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Pours a clear light yellow with a small white bubbly head that stays as a minimal lacing, plenty of carbonation. Smells of grass, lemon and earthy hops. Very light in taste and is more like a pilsner or pale ale. Lemon in grass taste are minimal the hops are pleasant and the malt is pretty strong, but it is pale malt, so not overly strong. Great session beer wonderful after working up a sweat

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michcam8 (495) - Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Clear golden color with a little snow white head. Minimal lacing on glass. Aroma of grass, lemon, and slight malts. Taste is of malts and slight hops with a lemon finish. Clean dry finish. Good session brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zizzybalubba (1785) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2012
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Chesapeake, VA. Pours pale yellow with a bright white head. Aroma of grassy and Earthy hops. Clean grassy hop flavor with a perfectly balanced malt sweetness on the back end. This style is not my thing but this is as good as it gets.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12141) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2012
12oz bottle pours yellow with a thin retaining white head. Aroma is pine/lemon. Taste is dry pine/lemon hops, 2nd light malt.

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