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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbruner (4111) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Pours a nice gold with a decent white head and good lacing on the way down. Aroma is of wheat, grain, and slight sweet malts. Taste is slightly eccentric, with a nice hefe start, but ends dry and kind of bitter. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Clear yellow color with soapy white head. The aroma is very green with notes of earth and vegetable. The body is light yet clean with dirt and earth flavors. There is somewhat of a pine feeling taking place on the back of the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2012
12oz bottle. Thin white head. Clear golden color. Little bit of lace. Nice light hops. some crisp lemon citrus aroma. Good crisp lighter carbonation, refreshing flavor. Smooth, and a good dry texture. Good light tart sweet taste, with some savoriness. Great golden ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Orlando was left out last year, the Beer Gods have smiled upon us this year. Pours a light golden color, small and snowy head. Aroma is lemon, hay, slight grassy note. Flavor is clean, crisp and focused. Biscuity some more of the lemony citric notes. Great beer, especially for a crappy Florida summer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1853) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Purchased at Armanetti’s in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on the day of my bachelor party after a 5 mile run. Appearance is a nice very slightly cloudy gold with a moderate white head that laces to the glass. Aroma is very citrusy, slight crisp, but also contains the yeast strain found w/ most blond ales. It really smells delicious. Taste is pretty good, not as bitter as the aroma gives off, not really bitter at all actually, goes down pretty smooth with a light hay malt and yeast presence. It’s pretty good stuff, typically not the biggest fan of these brews but this one is going down nicely.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2012
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear medium yellow with a chunky creamy head. Amazing head retention and lacing. Smells absolutely fabulous. Tons of citrus and flowers. Grape, bubblegum, along with some grass and pine. This really might be one of the best smelling beers I have ever had. Nice floral and citrus up front on the taste along with a little bit of light bread. High bitterness takes hold almost immediately and lasts through the finish. Finishes quite clean and dry. Overall, what an excellent beer! The aroma is just out of this world. My one complaint would be the bitterness feels a little too much for the style but it is a mild complaint. Unfortunately I can’t buy this in my area but I am definitely stocking up on my next trip out of town.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2715) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle. Golf course. Pours a golden color with a very large fluffy white head. Well balanced and earthy with green and floral hops, a caramel backbone and a lingering finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (1296) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Yellow /gold, foamy white head with decent lacing. Serious grapefruit in the nose. Sweet malt across the tongue supported by a medium body. The middle to the end is accentuated by a nice, but not overpowering, hop bitterness. Finish is hoppy, but balanced. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scipio (837) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Pours a clear yellow with a nice white head. Citrus aroma of grapefruit, lemon, grass and orange. Taste is not quite as citrus as the aroma. It still contains a good deal of these impressions, but it has more of a hoppy character and has a sort of peppery bite. Lemon flavor stands out among the citrus. Light in body and thin in texture with a bitter finish. Very crisp to drink. Perfect for summer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours straw yellow with a finger of white head that hangs a bit, leaves a little lacing. Aroma is pretty flat but has a little hay scent. Taste is pretty light and resembles a kolsch.but has a little bitterness on the finish. This is a little over-hyped in my opinion but very drinkable for the summer.

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