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RATINGS: 669   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5379) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2011
I really liked this, probably more than I should have. It seems to be a fairly simple concept - take a thinner bodied golden and hop the crap outta it. There you go. But it served purpose - crisp, quenching, and tasty. I would’ve drank a lot of this if it were in town this summer...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (2069) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 14, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2012 Draft pour at mews tavern poured a light golden in color with a small white head. Aroma has grains, flowers, some citrus, and a bit of bitterness. Mouth feel is light with good carbonation. Flavor has some grass, light citrus, mild bitter bite, and some spicy yeast. Nice and clean and very drinkable.

Rerate on a fresh bottle. Pour has a light golden color and a thin covering of white head. Aroma has bright hops, citrus, flowery, and some light sweetness. Light mouth feel and plenty of carbonation. Flavor gets a nice hops punch, creeping bitterness from the German hops, citrus, and a lingering finish. Very nice and clean and extremely drinkable. I am going to kick the score up a bit here after drinking a couple of bottles, it is much better super fresh and a wondurful summer drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Pour is a nice yellow gold color with a thin white head. Nose is of light hop notes, floral almost farmhouse aromas, all very faint. Taste is very smooth light and refreshing, with notes of the smell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzzler67 (1538) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Pale gold appearance with a small white head and modest lacing. Aroma of straw with some lemon in the background. Grassy, earthy malts accented withspicy, citrusy hops. Crisp, dry, light bodied mouthfeel, decently carbonated, with a short lived finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Pours a bright clear yellow with a white frothy head. Smells of slightly bitter hops, grasshopper, hay, pine, and sweet citrus fruits. Nice aroma here! Lively mouthfeel with a lightly hop character, sweet fruits and light grass. The finish is lightly bitter and holly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drougkolya (276) - Otterburn Park, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2011
Bière de style golde ale de 5.5% d’alcool, belle couleur doré, bien mousseuse, houblonné à la perfection, goût et senteur fleural. Caro à beaucoup aimé.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb (2412) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Lightly German hopped but well balanced German-styled pils-leaning beer. Had as part of 2011 beer tasting. Not bad, not great, hit the spot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Draft at Taco Mac. Pours golden with medium-thin white head. Aroma is bready with touch of spicy hops. Flavor is smooth - malty and light, but not too grainy, with a nice punch of noble hops throughout. Balanced finish with a touch of residual sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium in body with modest carbonation - quite drinkable. Overall, a very pleasant lager - flavorful, crisp, and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Bottles all summer long - Easily my favorite beer from Victory. This is what their Headwaters Pale Ale should be, but alas, they are not going to brew this one year round (even though it seems to sell faster than any other Victory at a couple distributors...). A hoppy floral aroma wafts forth from a pale yellow gold body. Great pale malt pils body with the hops of a really good pale ale. Perfect balance of floral, spicy and citrus hops that appeal to almost everyone - from IPA lovers to IPA haters. Please make this a year round brew Victory!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chefelf (55) - New York, USA - AUG 4, 2011
This was a refreshing summer beer that was very light, crystal clear, and a lot more bitter than I was expecting. Overall enjoyable.

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