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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 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3336) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Whole Foods Market, DC sixer ($10): Whenever I see a new Victory beer, I hesitate for a split second and then promptly buy it. Aside of feeling some hometown pride, I know that I will be seldom if ever disappointed. Anyway, this beer was no exception to the general rule. In any case, this beer pours a golden color with a minimal head that dissipates pretty quickly. The aroma is rock solid. It comes out with subtle but flavorful German hops, with a mild bread and malt background. In drinking the beer, there is little complexity; instead, there is only perfect balancing and well thought out flavor. Bitter, but only a little bit. No sweetness. Nothing abrasive here at all, just good summer beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2011
I’m not used to Victory churning out a tamed down beer. This one is. It’s good though. Very crisp, light and just enough hops to give it a good taste. There’s not much that can beat Victory’s hoppy beers, when you want something lighter, this is it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Pours a straw yellow with light malt notes. the light bodies beer show a light amount of hops that blend well and play off the malt in a very delicate fashion. Easy and approachable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5792) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Clear pale piss color/ fleeting white head. Grass, grainy pale malt, mild honey biscuit aromas. Light bodied. Dry hay, grass, honey biscuit flavor hits the spot on a hot late June afternoon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (2979) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2011
From a bottle poured a straw color with a fair amount of head. Grassy malty flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheEpeeist (3318) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2011
12 oz bottle. Clear straw with a lacy white head. Nose is hamster cage and toffee with floral touches. Medium light with a crisp bite. Taste is sugar cookies, aquarium water and grass. Not a bad brew but something doesn’t agree with me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alobar (2753) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Yellow color with a white head. Aroma of lemon, grass, and some caramel. Bubblegum flavor with some lemon and grain. Nice summer beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Pours a light yellow with minimal head. Not much aroma. Flavor was mild pale malts, lemon, and a light hop tinge. A decent beer for session drinking, but not much else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lamas (1355) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Bottle. Enjoy by: 10/12/11. Pours a slightly hazy old gold color with a smallish off-white head. A crisp aroma of lemon, freshly cut grass, orange rinds, some bubblegum, and an herbaceousness. Relatively thin-bodied and crisp on the way down. A touch of caramel upfront in the taste along with a little bubblegum. Plenty of graininess follows. Lemons and wheat finish things off. There are plenty of herbal qualities throughout. Clean & refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5447) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Savannah, Ga. - The Distillery - on tap. Light golden pour, creamy white head. Pleasant, fresh lemony aroma. Flavor has some hints of pears, lemons, some sweet spiciness. Very refreshing in the Georgia summer heat. Mouthfeel has a nice spritziness to it that sits just right. Very solid blonde ale.

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