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RATINGS: 774   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheChampion (114) - Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. Bit of grassy hop nose, tastes of hops and bready malt. Well balalnced and highly drinkable. Great summertime brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2012
A very approachable and enjoyable light ale. Clear gold with a thin white head. The nose is quite hop-forward. The palate is light to medium bodied, with grains and hints of lemon. Clipped finish, but a fresh mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (5866) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Bottle. It pours a very clear yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is very grainy/bready with some strong notes of grass and earthy hops. The flavor is a wonderful balance of light bready malts and spicy, grassy hops. There are some more citrusy and piney accents before a dry crisp finish. A really nice crisp summer beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Pours a decent golden yellow with a nose of piney grapefruit, peach, and a touch of orange/lemon rind. Flavor is malt-forward grapefruit, sour citrus bread, light lemon, and a touch of honey in the finish. Average mouthfeel. Refreshing beer, especially after mowing the lawn.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tron3000atl (72) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2012
I’m not sure what perfect is but this is pretty damn close to the perfect summer beer. The only gripe I have is it isn’t in cans. Great little Hoppy blonde. Me Gusta much gringos.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Clear straw colored, quickly dissipating white head. Aroma full of grassy, wood-like hop aromas. Lively carbonation. Grassy, floral hops backed by a thin malt profile. Slight lingering mineral bitterness. A nice warm weather session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keanex (1790) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Poured into my Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass from a 12 ounce bottle with no date.

A: Crystal clear golden body, active carbonation, and a thick white pillowy head.

S: Earthy floral notes, not much else.

T: Rather bitter from start to finish, dry lean body with lots of earthy floral notes.

M: Light and crisp body.

O: This is decent, but a bit dry from start to finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisterDenson (78) - Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Rating #50 for 2012 12oz bottle cold, from a snifter glass. Aroma was cat pee heavy in urea. Clear yellow beer 1/4 inch head, almost no lacing. Taste, cat pee with a bitter finish. Palate, medium carbonation, smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Pours a clear yellow with thin frothy white head. Aroma is very floral with a mix of wet leaves, spruce and caramel. Flavor is grapefruit and sourdough. Body is light and crisp with active carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guerde (1288) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2012
(bottle) Pours a clear gold color with a thin white head and decent lacing. Aroma contains plenty of fresh hoppiness, with scents of lemon, cut grass, and flowers with only a faint glimmer of a bready, crackeresque undercurrent beneath the freshness. The flavor is even more well put together, with some faint pale malt sweetness initially hitting the tongue before quickly transitioning to a dry, crackery, and crisp mineral water finish. Lemon zest here too. Some lingering and lightly spicy bitterness clings on after the crispness subsides, which further enhances the finish. Mouthfeel is light and the carbonation is lively. Overall this is a perfectly appropriate beer for the summer months, and that finish really shined through.

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