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RATINGS: 632   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (2613) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2011
pint at Tylerís Apex. 06-05-11. Ok aroma, sweet. Little citrusy, orange, grassy too. Orangy gold color, ok head and lace. Bitter flavor, Light body, oily creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. Ok, decent bitter citrusy golden ale, litte soapy streak about it. suppose itís an ok lawn mower,

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (4789) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle - clear light gold - lively pour - nose is grassy hops, citrus zest, light mint/herbs, some mineral character - flavor is like golden ale meets pils - clean, lean maltiness provides light sweetness and crackery character, but mostly gets out of the way of the crisp, herbal bite of th German hops - light wildflower and citrus in the finish - lingering peppery hops - think Prima Pils in golden ale form - a really great summer brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Good beer. Yellowish in color with a fluffy white head. Minimal floral aroma and flavor. There wasva nice hop-malt balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2011
12 oz. Bottle. From fireworks. Pours a hazy yellow with no head. The nose is herbal hops in the nose. The flavor is herbal and noble hops with a slight grain twist and and a slight fruitiness on the back end. This will fool any lager lover into loving ales.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2011
12oz bottle poured into a pint plaza. Beer is light golden color with white head, very clear and appealing. Aroma is pilsner hops and spice from the German pale malts. Taste is like a lighter lager with pilsner notes and a nice clean hop finish. Body is light and refreshing, so as the name implies, a great summer beer. Finish is long with the pils style bitterness. Overall, exactly what I was expecting.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (3572) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Well I liked everything victory put out till I cracked this gem. Silly pebble in the rough. This beer is almost budweiser. I actually would prefer budweiser. Fuck this crap. Looks like piss, smells like plisner malts and almost tastes like wolf pussy. To be more technical the hops do not match the malt bill. Odd hop bill, too many weak hops, like overdoing Kent east goldings

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
shrubber85 (7314) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Bottle. Powdery floral and light grapefruit peel aroma. Golden yellow color with large head. Sweet light malt and moderately bitter grapefruit/pine hops flavor. Palate on the light side. Okay - light on the malt but strong hops presence.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1331) - Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Viewed through the prism of a refreshing summer blonde ale, itís difficult to see this beer as anything less than stellar. Hay/grassy hops, sweet malt that isnít overwhelming, and a generally light body that is perfect for the style. When you want more from less, this is a good option.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6343) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Bottle from BevMo Arden. Pours light golden with a thick white head and a floral aroma. There is a hearty pale malt flavor with a spicy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JRock72 (605) - - JUL 26, 2011
Same bottle as pictured. Poured light yellow with small head. Light body, aroma and flavour is mostly of light wheat/grain. Smooth finish.


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