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RATINGS: 673   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4489) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2011
12 ounce bottle - $1.89 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia. Appearance: Pours out a crystalline, light golden body with a smallish suds layer. Smell: Cleanly grainy, with notes of simple garden flowers, light citrus, and a pinch of piquant white pepper, though it grows ever more lemony as it warms. So I say let this sucker warm up a smidge. Taste: Lightly grainy malts, with no more than a bit of sweetness imparted overall. Floral, peppery hops with a bit of lemon rind and, for just a half second, some fresh Valencia orange juice. Moderate pinch of hop bitterness, too. Dry, relatively crisp finish. Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Overall: Works for me! Am I a terrible person to suggest this tastes like a light golden ale version of the Prima?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (14777) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Bottle from Ericís personal stash at Churchkey - thank you sir! Bright and pale yellow, white edge head. Aroma of subtle black pepper, hint of grapefruit. Taste is lemon rind and white pepper. Lager-like, with a decent body. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear golden with a fizzy white head. Big grassy aroma, bright sweetness, lovely bit of alcohol, really nice. Flavor follows, very much like Half Acre Gossamer, bright and grassy, citrus, very light malt base, a bit more astringent bitter than gossamer, light vanilla, really well done here. Medium/light bodied, clean glassy, fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (4426) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2011 Draft. Light golden pour with white head. Huge floral and spiced aroma. Flavor is of citrus, earthy, and spice hops. Nice light brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6671) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Draft at Rattle n Hum. Pours yellow gold with a white head. Smells very fresh, which is stange given that itís December. Pale malts, with lemony and floral hops. The flavor is also very fresh, with lemony and floral hops, and pale malts. Outrageously drinkable and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2345) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2011 dont look at it just drink some from the bottle. nice wood and smooth bit of caramel with some grapefruit and German pilsener stingy hops. Donít know what i had in Dec but this was a lot better. smooth flavorful with just some richness to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Draft. Pours a pale golden body with light ring of head retention. Dry with bitter citrus and earth toned dryness. A nice spiced hop tone with bitter citrus and earth. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Growler. Pours a lightly hazed pale gold with a thin-moderate white head that lasted through the first two sips and left light lace. Aroma is sharp grapefruit hops and not much else. The flavor begins with weak malt followed by grapefruit pith. Soft mouthfeel despite all of the hoppiness. Light bodied. So so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2010
On tap @ Specific Gravity, Salisbury Md-Slightly hazey straw yellow with a small white head. Aroma of grass and floral hops. Flavors of grain & grass, floral hops, some citrus. Pretty dry, had some carbonation. Kind of bland, pretty boring overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Tap at MASHOUT 2010. Pours a light pale golden straw with a nice lasting sticky oily white head and good lace. Aroma is a nice blend of hoppiness, you donít really get the full-on citra although there is some decent pine and citrus in there, light lemon as well- with almost a grassy mineral citrus and mint thing going on like crystal hops- some spice earth and orange oil. Flavor is nice crispy bready light clean malts to let the hops shine through- more oily citra, grass, spice, herbal and flowery all in one- slight slick oily soap as it warms too much, but the crisp clean malts and light mineral keep it easy drinking. Nice summer beer for sure.

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