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RATINGS: 561   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
italianjohn (2234) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2011 Clear golden/blonde pour light white head floral hop and herbal aroma .... taste of sweet malt and floral hops .... bittersweet taste with a dry hop finish kinda herbal sweet malts and floral hop bite .... like a pils/belgian pale ale without as much carbonation can’t believe this is rated so high

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (7950) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear golden color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Huge citrus hops in the aroma with a bit of an herbal component. The taste is citrus and earthy hops with faint pale malty notes. Very bitter, and the bitterness lingers. Medium bodied. A little off balance, but good, and very interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2012 Golden with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, toasted malts, citrus fruits, grass, and toffee. Taste of citrus, light pine, toast, and a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2010
On tap at the Blind Tiger’s Victory event. Had this both on draft and on cask. The cask version was not good in the least and bordered on undrinkable, so we’ll go with the notes from the draft version. Pours a clear golden yellow with a medium sized white head. Hoppy, light crisp wheat. A little grainy, more wheat, and crackers. Dry bitterness, crackers and grain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReggieDunlap (2928) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2010
pours a crystal clear golden color with a creamy medium sized white head...lively looking...good retention and lacing. aroma is somewhat subdued but has hints of citrus, spice, and bread. flavor also has citrus and spice with hints of leather and a slightly dusty taste (not unpleasant though). decent malt backing so it is well balanced. mouthfeel is very lively and a touch oily with a floral, dry aftertaste. very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Tap at Capones. Pours a translucent golden with a large foamy white head that laced. Aroma of great citrusy mostly orange hop notes, love the citrus nose. Some floral notes, cereal grains and some spicy noble hop character. Flavor of the same nice citrusy hops, grapefruit along with noble hop spiciness. Cheerios and moderate hop bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of fruit, tropical fruit, hops, pale malt, and grapefruit. Poured yellow/gold in color with a large, creamy, dense, white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of pale malt, hops, grain, and light grass. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Hop, grain, and pale malt finish is dry. 7%ABV is completely hidden throughout. A little too malty and grainy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (7899) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2011 Tap at Paradiso Georgetown. Pours a clear yellow with a baby white head. No retention and no lace. Aroma of body odor, citrus hops, orange peel, flowers. Taste is grainy, buttery, malty, heavy diacetyl. Decent. Pretty much a butter bomb. I liked it though. 7/20/2010 6/3/6/12=3.0

355mL 2011 ed. Pour is a very light straw with a healthy, white head. Nose is very sharp lemon and grassy hops. Fresh pilsner like aroma- Saazy and sharp. Taste is excellent- very fresh, grassy, doughy, green pear, and quenching malt body with very mild buttery biscuit in the finish to remind you this is not actually a Czech pilsner but more of an English style. Really amazing session beer. 6/11/2011 7/4/8/4/15=3.8

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeff789 (1404) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Clear golden with a small head... hoppy nose, some citrus... malty flavor, mild hop up front, kind of has a pils finish... medium to medium thin body, medium mouthfeel, a touch sticky, dry finish, lively body...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leafs93 (1611) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2010
During Philly Beer Week on tap. Thought this was solid, it had a nice citrusy aroma. Taste was sweet. The finish was very dry. Overall I thought this was well done.

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