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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2011
12 oz. Bottle. From fireworks. Pours a hazy yellow with no head. The nose is herbal hops in the nose. The flavor is herbal and noble hops with a slight grain twist and and a slight fruitiness on the back end. This will fool any lager lover into loving ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2011
12oz bottle poured into a pint plaza. Beer is light golden color with white head, very clear and appealing. Aroma is pilsner hops and spice from the German pale malts. Taste is like a lighter lager with pilsner notes and a nice clean hop finish. Body is light and refreshing, so as the name implies, a great summer beer. Finish is long with the pils style bitterness. Overall, exactly what I was expecting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (4378) - Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Well I liked everything victory put out till I cracked this gem. Silly pebble in the rough. This beer is almost budweiser. I actually would prefer budweiser. Fuck this crap. Looks like piss, smells like plisner malts and almost tastes like wolf pussy. To be more technical the hops do not match the malt bill. Odd hop bill, too many weak hops, like overdoing Kent east goldings

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
shrubber85 (8526) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Bottle. Powdery floral and light grapefruit peel aroma. Golden yellow color with large head. Sweet light malt and moderately bitter grapefruit/pine hops flavor. Palate on the light side. Okay - light on the malt but strong hops presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1683) - Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Viewed through the prism of a refreshing summer blonde ale, it’s difficult to see this beer as anything less than stellar. Hay/grassy hops, sweet malt that isn’t overwhelming, and a generally light body that is perfect for the style. When you want more from less, this is a good option.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (7183) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Bottle from BevMo Arden. Pours light golden with a thick white head and a floral aroma. There is a hearty pale malt flavor with a spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JRock72 (605) - - JUL 26, 2011
Same bottle as pictured. Poured light yellow with small head. Light body, aroma and flavour is mostly of light wheat/grain. Smooth finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RGDave (113) - Lebanon, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2011
On tap. Clean lines. Beer pours golden with a red tint; lively head. Aroma is wheaty but mild. Good head retention. Taste is clean with a nice flavor profile into a medium body; smooth finish with a clean aftertaste - excellent summer beer; very impressed with the 2011 version!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear gold and lively with a fluffy 2-finger beige head that falls slowly. Aromas of mild wheat, light tropical fruit (guava), some grass and hay, and a little cheddar cheese? Hmm. Flavor is light bitter grass and tropical fruit, with slight tart fruitiness. Lively, smooth, and refreshing, and really pretty drinkable on a hot day. Good. [741]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2120) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours out a yellow color with a thick white head on it. Smell is hoppy, grassy, with a little bit of corn / malt smell. Taste is smooth and easy to drink. A pretty good session style beer that doesnt try too hard to be something it isnt. Good enough for me.

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