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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3284) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
tap at haymarket. notes of herbal, grassy hops. dried apricot, toasted dough, and cracker malt backing. dry. clean. tasty, enjoyable session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2011
nice gold pour with a white head. nose is pine and citrus, backed by malts, and dried fruits. easy on the palate, great piney hop flavor, smooth malt profile, dried fruits and esters in the finish. pretty delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (3008) - California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
18 July 2011, tap at the brewery. light yellow, clear occasional bubbles. nice pine and lemon hops on the nose, though lightly so. med/thin body and slightly fizzy. flavor is a kind of dry tea bag and field grass hops. nice but not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Pours a golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is lightly grassy hops. Taste was surprisingly hoppy and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcos (1643) - Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Location/Date:Bottle on July 16th.

Appearance: Pours a clear orange-yellow.
Aroma: Faint citrus and malt.
Taste: Very light hop, some malt.
Palate:Light body, lingering aftertaste.

Summary: The "style" of this beer resembles macro beers, so what I tasted now makes more sense. The beer is well made but just not a big fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
portableparty (2011) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Pours a pale straw color with creamy white head that fades, but sticks around. Aroma is grassy and grainy with Belgium yeast. Taste is more the same with a lingering bitterness. Palate is thin and slick with a dry finish. Not bad!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
yankeefan21 (134) - New York, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle: pours a cloudy straw with a quickly disappearing white head. Some effervescence persists. Strong smell of bitter hops dominates the nose. The taste is much like the smell, bitter with notes of grapefruit. Dry finish that doesn’t leave much of an aftertaste. Maybe some mineral water? This is an alright beer but not my cup of tea. It’s almost like a light IPA and is completely defined by the german hops. I prefer a more balanced beer but if you like light crisp hoppy beers, this may be worth a shot.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle, pours a nice golden colour, overall this is a pretty standard ale, it is pretty easy drink, smooth and flavourful. good offering

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
golden pour with white head. hop aroma. light hop flavour. not much too it but a nice beer for the style. and the bottle was pretty cool.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 16, 2011
12oz Bottle, purchased at Zeno’s - State College, PA. Fresh, malty aroma. Flavors are crisp, clean and bright, with a palpable rich freshness that makes it quite quaffable. Where most Golden Ales are listless, flawed, too chewy or flavorless, this one brings flavor to the table with big drinkability and enough intrigue to brink you back. Solid work. What I image Sparkling Ale or English table beer might really be.

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