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RATINGS: 560   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.


3.8
   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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Bottle shared by ryan. Pours clear and golden with a fluffy white head and a good amount of carbonation. A very nice looking pour. Flavor is dry and hoppy with a bit of funk. Very dry with a bit of citrus. Really nice summer beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nephilium (1261) - Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Light aroma, with hints of citrus and wheat. Pours a clear light amber with a dusting of white head that quickly fades. Light flavor with a touch of grassy hops and thin malt flavor. Easy drinking, and accessible, but a pretty average beer overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arayaga2 (1754) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Yellow and fizzy. Aroma is mild lemony citrus, and taste is the same but with a weird minerality that creates a spicy, mildly hoppy buzz into the finish. $6/pint.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2277) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear light liquid yellow gold with a small quickly fading white head. Aroma of pale malts, barley, light zesty lemon grass and hops. Taste of light zesty lemon grass, pale malts, hops and barley. Crisp finish. A nice warm day session beer.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
SSSteve (3665) - - MAY 26, 2011
bottle. clear gold with small white head. wet straw nose with a bit of tropical scent. flavor is very vegetal with wet. moldy, grassy and straw. corny. light body. no bueno.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4281) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2011
12 ounce bottle - $1.89 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia. Appearance: Pours out a crystalline, light golden body with a smallish suds layer. Smell: Cleanly grainy, with notes of simple garden flowers, light citrus, and a pinch of piquant white pepper, though it grows ever more lemony as it warms. So I say let this sucker warm up a smidge. Taste: Lightly grainy malts, with no more than a bit of sweetness imparted overall. Floral, peppery hops with a bit of lemon rind and, for just a half second, some fresh Valencia orange juice. Moderate pinch of hop bitterness, too. Dry, relatively crisp finish. Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Overall: Works for me! Am I a terrible person to suggest this tastes like a light golden ale version of the Prima?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Bottle from Eric’s personal stash at Churchkey - thank you sir! Bright and pale yellow, white edge head. Aroma of subtle black pepper, hint of grapefruit. Taste is lemon rind and white pepper. Lager-like, with a decent body. Easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
17thfloor (2428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear golden with a fizzy white head. Big grassy aroma, bright sweetness, lovely bit of alcohol, really nice. Flavor follows, very much like Half Acre Gossamer, bright and grassy, citrus, very light malt base, a bit more astringent bitter than gossamer, light vanilla, really well done here. Medium/light bodied, clean glassy, fizzy carbonation.


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