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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (8112) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Pours a light gold .. medium head, ood solid lacing .. . amazing rock solid bitterness, perfect mouthfeel for a blonde! .. . i had heard a couple of good things about this beer, and it surpasses the talk- an awesome awesome summer session brew, i will buy this again!! .. . . i been using this athlete’s foot cream for 30 years! fast acting my ass!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Tap at Victory. Clear, pale yellow with ample white head. Smell is immediately spicy/fresh hops with that slightly skunk/cat pee (in a good way) characteristic, like the hops in NB’s Ranger. Taste is hops up front with a nice, smooth, slightly sweet pale malt flavor and a silky but firm hop bitterness. None of that industrial, added on bitterness that seems more and more common. Dry finish. This is an excellent offering from Victory.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9150) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2012 draft at The Kitchen Upstairs. lightly hazed gold body with a white head. medium-light bodied, dry, prickly and bitter throughout with soft carbonation and not-so-soft grain husks. noble hops are appropriately pungent and grassy with earthy spice and tingly phenols and acids. dried egg shell yeast character is a little too bold for my tastes, but otherwise this presents itself as a well-hopped golden/pale ale with german-influenced hop character. too astringent from a high hop rate, dry body and no lagering. reminds me a lot of the American-hopped Hungarian lager "Keserű Méz", funny enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bth122 (1499) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Bottle, light golden color, little head. Aroma is slight floral/citrus, grains, lemon. Light body, slick texture. Ave carbonation. This is pretty smooth, not much flavor, but pretty smooth. Thats about it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (6101) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Pours clear gold, with short white head. Scent is strongly malted, and hops. Taste is grapefruit, grass, baby aspirin and cereal. Hops have a nice bitter. Decent, just not overly impressed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scarletfire65 (1336) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Draft at Gingerman. Bready, crackerish malt profile. Lemon in aroma and flavor. Kind of Kolsch - like. Finishes dry and lean, well attenuated. Nice summer chugger with some body and flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2012
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a moderate white head. Aroma of orange, lemon, cereal, grain, florals, grapefruit, and grass. Flavor of lemon peel, grass, light pine, and cereal with a dry, crisp, moderately bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sethbreaker (179) - New York, Greater London, USA - MAY 3, 2012
On draft. Spicy hop aroma and citrus on the nose, Bitter noble hops and some lemon peel. Biscuit malt backbone, crisp finish. Not bad. decent summer beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopsandvines (61) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2012
Pours gold with a thin white head. Two-Row, grainy, toasted bread crust aroma with background earthy spicy hops. Taste is more hoppy than the aroma leads on, with malt becoming in the back ground. Hallertau hops and Pale malt, quiet simple and drinkable. Dry hoppy finish. No fermentation flaws. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - APR 24, 2012
Bit hit of citrus on top of the usual lightly sweet malts just like a good summer ale should. Extremely drinkable, especially on a humid summer day.

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