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RATINGS: 757   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10840) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Tap at Stone. Cloudy yellow. Lots of floral notes, crackers, hops. Flavor is incredibly smooth and crisp. Perfect hop/malt balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Tap at Sweet Afton. Pours a clear gold with standard white head. Aroma is full of honey and orange. Flavor has delicate notes of flowers and honey with a nice balance of perfume. Moderately heavy carbonation. Outstanding taste: very clean. Lots of oomph here. I want more of this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (2336) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Tap. Pure white frothy white head, and lightly hazy light golden yellow. Citrus hops stick out in the aroma at first with some sherbert and some grassiness. Fresh citrus hops and a bit of fresh grassiness as well, touch of yeast. Lighter, soft body with nice carbonation. Iíve been sessioning this as much as possible this summer, and love it for the season and ease.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DYCSoccer17 (3614) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
12 ounce bottle from a 6 pack purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The was tasted in a single blind tasting side by side with Hoppy Brewing Liquid Sunshine Golden Ale. Vibrant, metallic, spicy, grassy hoppiness in the nose. Has a very nice aroma. Transparent golden body with a fizzy white head. Starts with some grassy, spicy, and metallic hop flavor. Some nice cereal malts come through in the middle. Finishes with more herbal, sharply grassy hop bitterness. Fairly bitter. This is super crisp and drinkable. Too bad Iím finding out about this beer so late in the summer. Bravo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gringo332 (602) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Pours a clear yellow gold with small frothy white head that leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is bready malt and wet dog. Thin moutfeel with a light wheat flavor and citrus. Crisp finish, a good blond from Victory.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5244) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 26, 2011
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours light golden with a fluffy, white head. Aroma of pale malts with toasted and cereal notes and strong floral hops. Itís very different to taste the hops that much as I find most European beers to be underhopped. Average texture. A pretty good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2011
12oz bottle from decanted. Pours clear and blonde in colour, nice big, frothy white head. Aroma and taste are nice mild maltiness balanced by noble hops. A great summer beer. Good beer for converting people onto craft!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2011
12oz bottle: Pours a clear pale golden with a spotty-lacing white head. Has a fresh floral noble hoppy nose with a clean underlying light malty sweetness. Starts with good fullness for the style and finely dissolved carbonation with a nice pale malty sweetness well-balanced with a crisp herbal hop bitterness and flavor before a drier, smooth finish. An incredibly drinkable, yet well-flavored, brew that makes for a great session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2428) - USA - AUG 25, 2011
Small but sticky head. Pleasantly peppy pale ale aroma. Summer Love seems like a slightly green, resiny pale ale. It goes down easy with a little fizzy hop quality lingering in the background. Pale malts and German hops, as the label says, make for another fine release from Victory, who have a high hits to misses ratio.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Shenandoah Throwdown. 12oz bottle, thanks ryan. Crystal clear apple juice body, medium off-white head, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some lemon, bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, some bread, light lemon. Soft light-medium body, some acidity, light resin.

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