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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5045) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2011
Bottle. Gold bodied with a short, foamy white head. Aroma is grainy and grassy with Euro hops, lemon, biscuit malt, and floral notes. Taste is bitter Euro hops, grass, biscuit malt, toasted bread, grains, lemon, and light honey. Body is medium with a fizzy carbonation feel. Ends with more bitter Euro hops, floral notes, grass, biscuit, honey lemon tea, and light aspirin.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (2993) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2011
12oz bottle 6/2/11 (Binny’s Plainfield Singles Rack)-41° in English Pint-Pours a clear golden with a nice tight small head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and dough. Taste of the same with a bit of earthiness. This light bodied brew is well balanced and very easy to drink. Nice job.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3108) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Slight hazy golden pour with thin white head. Lots of effervescent bubbles. Aroma of floral herbal hops nestled in doughy pils and pale malts. Some notes of fresh baked bread, grass, Flavor has a subtle hop presence with nuances honey bread, bread dough. The beer is very crisp and refreshing. Lively mouthfeel, finishes crisp and dry. This is an extremely nice summer ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39 (3079) - Montana, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Bottle pours a clear golden with a thin white head. Scent is malt and bready. Taste is grainy with an earthy note with a lightly bitter finish. Easy drinking during the heat if not exciting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Draft at smallbar Division. Pours an obvious gold with a sticky white head. Nose is lightly hoppy. Some resin and citrus, but mostly quite malty. A bit muddled, really. On taste, still seems a bit meh. Some citrusy hop notes and some biscuity malts. Not a whole lot going on and not enough to keep me coming back to it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmm635 (824) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Clear, yellow, and fizzy with a small white head. "Fresh" smell. My nose detects a bit of lemon, fresh cut grass, floral hops, and barley/grains. Lightly sweet with medium bitterness. Light body, thin, kind of fizzy. I found this pretty refreshing on a hot afternoon.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsmerig (1143) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Pours a very pale yellow with active carbonation and an angel white head. Aroma is sharp but with hay-like overtones. Taste is deceptively hoppy (in a pleasant way). Malty sweet blended exceptionally well with hop bite leaving a very crisp dry finish. Lingering taste has notes of bitterness and sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (3874) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Pours a bright clean straw yellow with one finger of foamy white head. Nose is nice and hoppy, notes of fresh cut grass and citrus rind. Mild bready/hay character, very well balanced. Light and grassy flavor with some citrus rind bitterness. Soft carbonation and medium bodied with a light lingering zesty bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours a straw golden with a succinct, tight, and solid white head that fades fast sadly. Grassy hops, bready malts on the nose. Flavor is very dry and slightly juicy, some more grass, some cracker-like malts. Not too sweet, but also very light bitterness. A great balance and easily drinkable. I like the taste of my mini-burp. Always a good sign. Best summer seasonal I’ve had in some time. Victory!!!!!!!&

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2012 Nice floral hop nose with crackery malts, light sugar and a touch of lemon. The taste is quite dry and lightly bitter, with snappy, bright and crisp malt, light lemon and floral hops, a touch of hay and clean yeast. Light to medium body with moderate, but gentle carbonation. Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.


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