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RATINGS: 659   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
travita (4172) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Bright golden in color, thin fizzy white head. Very clear. The smell is floral, basic, hops. Taste is malts, floral, very basic. Clean and refreshing. Good lawnmower beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2011
12 oz.bottle. $2 single @ Lemon Tree. Pours a standard gold or blond color, with just a touch of haze. Direct pour kicks up a manageable bubbly head. Smell has some pleasant light malts. Taste is much more hop forward than is usual for this style,and itís impressive. They mention only German hops, and Iím for that, but this is either loaded with green hops or thereís some American Cascades in there. Or a recessive malt profile just brings the hops up front. Quite tasty summer beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Bottle sample at the summer beer tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 7/7/11. Clear yellow pour with a thin white head. Malty nose thatís more dank and funky than crisp, like youíd expect from a summer beer. Malty flavor with some crisp hops and a bit of sweetness before a bitter and very thin finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2011
One of the better so called summer beers. Nicely balanced hop and malt give it a unique flavor. Beer drinkers should enjoy this offering even though it may not be as hoppy as most experts like. A thirst quenching pleasant tasting offering from Victory.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5294) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Sampled on 7/11/2011. This blonde/golden ale pours a medium yellow gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head, with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is cereal, fruity and sweet with some citrusy hops. A medium to light bodied blonde ale. The malts are cereal, grainy, fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy and grapefruity. Nice lively carbonation. Crisp and clean, light and refreshing. Nice summer beer, has a nice hoppy finish to that its all that bitter, Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2011
20110711 12oz bottle from Wine World. Rating 2567 on my 8th RB anniversary. Thatís pretty cool, and I figured I had better rate a beer this day. Thereís not another website I was even remotely interested in eight years ago that I still check with any regularity today. So, this is a new but quintessential summery brew. Cheers to Victory for taking the lead with American craft brewers and creating a hoppy, lower ABV pale ale alternative to the standard pils/helles offerings. Thatís not to say that Victory doesnít do a bang up job with pils, because they obviously do. Light bodied, clean malts, grass/leather/french bread aromas, mildly briny, crisp, beautiful noble hop bitterness to finish. Lovely quaffer, crazily drinkable and refreshing. Well done, Victory. Well done, ratebeer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2011
From notes. Bottle. Pour is clear straw yellow with a fairly substantial, frothy, white head. Sweet fruit aroma, creamy wheat, orange, and some floral hops. Almost perfume like. Light body that reminds me of what an amped up pilsner would be. Some orange and grapefruit flavors, grassy, and a crisp and dry finish. Somewhat reminiscent of Quinannan Falls, but that beer was even better. Still, this is a phenomenal beer with loads of drinkability. Hell, I think I had a 12 pack on saturday alone.

1.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
MasonicMonk (5) - Streamwood, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2011 does not count
Appearance: VERY light yellowish gold tint. Yes tint. I wouldnt even call this a color is nearly clear (for a beer) Aroma: Malt, yeast, slightly sweet hops and almost stale grass like smell Taste: Very light taste, nearly tasteless with no lingering on palate Overall: Big disappointment. Nearly no color and no taste. Pretty close to a sparking water

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Smells up front a little funky, wet hay rotten cumquats. Pours light and golden with little head. Taste a little hippy and barely funky. Leaves no lasting taste wish it tasted more like it smelled.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Tap at Farmhouse in Burlington. Clear golden pour, average head. Really nice for the style, with a nose of floral and leafy hops mixed with good citrus notes. Flavor brings more bright hop character, with light lemon and tangerine, grass, and leaf. Mouthfeel is crisp, light bodied, and drinkable. Good session brew.


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