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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arone12 (923) - Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Pours a nice pale gold color. Almost a yellow with a fluffy white head. Smells of pale malts and some delicious hops. More hops in the aroma than I would think for a blond ale. Mouth feel is a bit carbonated and dry. Blast of hops with some mint. Pretty nice taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Bottles courtesy of drabmuh. Served in a Mikasa pilsner glass. Pours a clear golden color with a two-finger white head and some spotty lacing on the way down. Thin white cap throughout. The nose brings a bit of light citrus hops and a slight floral character. Light grain is there as well. Flavor is slightly bready and grainy with some slight hop flavor. Body is light and crisp with good carbonation and a light bitterness to the finish. Well done. Serving type: bottle

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WabashMan (1016) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2011
A nice golden ale that has an almost Belgian-esque quality to it, this offering from Victory pours a light/medium gold with a decent almost white head. Nice yeast and malt character, with a hint of alcohol in the flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerfest5 (1201) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 3, 2011
pretty good for a blonde, most are a waste of time in my book, but this was like a pale aleís little brother, nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeMoriendi (72) - Boynton Beach, USA - AUG 2, 2011
I pour it into my traditional pint glass and it comes out a very clear yellow color. There is a very thin white head that is gone pretty quickly. The nose is filled with grains and lemon zest. Hints of orange and a slight grassy smell round it out. The taste is a really very similar to the smell. Itís grainy with some nice citrus notes in there. Crisp finish. Itís quite full bodied for a blonde ale as well.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2660) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Bottle thanks to Dmac. Pours out a clear golden color with a well carbonated white head. Aroma is of grainy bread, and light citrus hops. Taste is some bready cereal malts, light grassy, floral hop notes that sets this apart from some other ho-hum summer brews. Solid, and very easily drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfinney23 (2087) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Disappointingly one-dimensional, especially given Victoryís track record and the other strong reviews. Will have to give it another try.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (2850) - the Containment Area, 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 (5217) - 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 (888) - San Francisco, California, 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.


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