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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (2630) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2012
Clear golden with a frothy whitish head and a small amount of lacing. Lots of grassy and floral hops, pale malts, earth, and a hint of citrus in the aroma. The taste is full and hoppy. Crisp and refreshing, medium bodied yet light feeling. I almost want to just keep on chugging. Great blond ale, and one hell of a summer brew. I’m not much of a fan of this category usually, but I love this. Now if they’ll start selling these instead of Bud Light at the ballpark... In another life perhaps.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VeeDubber (21) - Florida, USA - APR 18, 2012
Aroma- A nice hint of citrous, some malt aroma, no hoppiness. Appearance- A nice hazy golden yellow with a white, small bubble one finger head that did not hang around long. Taste- Taste did not follow aroma as expected. Slight hoppiness, no citrousy flavor as I anticipated. Drinks like a pale ale, not the blonde i had thought. Overall- Not a bad beer, just not what i was expecting. When it was billed as a Blonde Ale, I wasnt expecting as hoppy of a beer. In no way do I dislike it, it just would have been better billed as a pale ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (2389) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2012
i found this to be more of a pale ale than a blond, along the same lines of Sierra Nevada-hoppier than i was expecting. not my cup of tea. or beer, as it were.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (4082) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Pale-ish yellow pour. Grassy and faintly floral hop aroma with a thin backbone and only lingering vegetal notes against a backdrop that suggests it could have been either an IPA or a hefeweizen if only it had been more committed. Bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnluvsbeer (120) - Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2012
pale straw, gold; off white head that laces lightly. Smell is a mix of grains and grassy, citrusy hops.Tasted of malt, a grassy component, light fruit, and a slight hoppy tinge. Well carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2688) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle poured into a pint glass A: straw yellow, 1/2" head with poor retention. Thin lacing cap. S: mellow sweetness, slight lemon T: hop bitterness is more previlent than expected. Slight citrus and flower. Light sweetness cuts through the bitterness to a point. M: light bodied, slightly sticky and drying

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5794) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Draft at Dexters. Filtered orange-yellow. Steady white head. Spicy sharp hop bite, quite intense. Doughy, yeasty aftertaste. Very Bohemian, some light buttery tones though. The bitter, astringent hop dosage really carries it, making it quite refreshing. Good, but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (5468) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Appearance is a clean, bubbly light gold with a thick white head of foam that sticks to the sides of the glass as it dissipates. Aroma is lightly grainy with sweet notes of leather, vanilla, wood, and bubblegum. Very interesting and subtle nuances really stand out as the main proponent of this beer. Taste is lightly bready and doughy. Mouthfeel is super light and smooth. Velvety even. I get a touch of bitterness a few seconds after the swallow. Victory really nails it with this beer. So good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Blond Ales don’t move me. Light straw color with little head. The hops come through but not enough to overwhelm the newbies!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (4047) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Hazy straw pour with sudsy white head. The nose is clean and the pale malt profile shines, hints of grass. Flavor is again clean, but the grassy hop comes to the front, not very bitter at all. Some lemon citrus, but not nearly as much as a hefe. Honestly found this quite refreshing and delicious.

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