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RATINGS: 558   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2011
On tap at brewpub. gold, lacing white head, effervescent body. Stinging carbonation on tongue, lightly dusty cracker and grain nose, light honey, more lemon and citrus with crackers in flavor, low earthy/grain element, almost exclusively crackery pale malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerme31 (451) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Draft. Aroma of floral, some citrus, hay. Golden pour white head. Donít have detailed notes but didnít enjoy the flavor of this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours light clear gold with white fizzy head. Aroma of grain, hops, citrus, earth and hay. Flavor is much the same with a small citric hop bite. Mouthfeel is light body with high carbonation. Overall, reminds me of a toned down Prima Pils......Good Shit!!!!!!! My new fav summer brew!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Pours neon, highlighter/antifreeze yellow with a wee head of white. Nose is light lemon grass and yeasty. A light crisp body with very little malt flavor. Ends crisp with hints of hop spice. Tastes like a pale ale failed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2011
12oz bottle pours a pale yellow with a bright white head. Aroma is slightly grassy some straw and a bit of a flural note. Flavor is bitter with very mild grapefruit also a bit watery. Body is medium light and finish is dry. A very suprising beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GMCC2181 (1495) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Bottle picked up at SL... Crappy pale yellow color, good head though. Clean, crisp nose of some crystal malt.... Taste is light, refreshing, clean malty beer with a nice little hop bite. Little floral notes, light hay/grass, spicey?.... Very enjoyable... Nice "lawnmower" beer. Overall: Simple but good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
obxdude10 (1971) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2011
The golden/blond category usually means that a beer is light in character and short on flavor...but not this offering from Victory. Itís packed full of flavor with a spicy and dry hop profile. It also has just the right amount of malt for perfect balance. This is definitely a beer that I could sit outside all afternoon and have one right after another. The beer pours a light gold color with a very minimal head. Not a good start, by the way. But the experience takes almost a direct 180 from that point on. The aroma is filled with spicy and floral hops, along with some and bready notes. The body is fairly light, but has a smoothness and drinkability to it. The flavors are spicy, dry, hoppy and bready. This is definitely a canít-miss summer beer for this year!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (1792) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Tasted on 6/5/11 from a 12oz bottle at Lush Roscoe. Pours clear, pale golden with a thick white head that recedes rather quickly to spotty lace. The nose is a nice mixture of pale cereal malt and spicy, green noble style hops. The flavor is the same with the pale cereal malts hitting up front, a hint of bread on the mid-palate, and then moving into the spicy and green noble hops. The body is light with lively carbonation, and a long, very pleasant spicy and green hops finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2011
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is peachy and citrusy hoppy. Peachy, grapefruity and citrusy hoppy. Smooth citrusy and slight sweet into a medium dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2011
12oz bottle, best by Oct 12, 2011. Pours clear gold with a one finger white head. Aroma is noble hops, grassy, herbal, some bready malt. Good strength. Flavor is nice lemon citrus, grassy and herbal hops, bread/cracker malt, mild bitterness, mild sweetness. Very drinkable, crisp and refreshing. Mouthfeel is light/medium, good carbonation. A tasty Blonde Ale with a good hop kick. Great beer for the warmer weather.

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