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RATINGS: 753   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eaglefan538 (3019) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 7, 2011
Bottle from SL. The pour was straw to slight orange, ok head and lacing. The aroma was grassy, pilsy, faint wheat. The flavor was pilsy malty with some wheat elements (not sure it was really in there), assertive bitter grassy pine hops. The mouthfeel was full malt w/ hop bite, refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubbleflubber (2154) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2011
Pours clear golden into the glass, with an initially fizzy head that diminishes quickly to a ring, leaving light ring lacing. The nose is of deep pine resin. Tastes a bit like an American take on the German pilsner style. Lots of pilsner malt, some citrus in there, finishes with some pine. The body has more complexity and substance than a German Pils. Decent, goes down well during summer. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2011
Aroma of pine and bitter grapes. Pours light and clear with a bubbly head. Tastes of pine and pilsner hops. Very light ale with some good flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lcwakshul (244) - Chester, Maryland, USA - JUL 7, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Grapefruit and spice flavor. Not usually a big fan of goldens, but this one was pretty good. A little strong on the sharp citrus flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (10882) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2011
Bottle from Premiere. Good hoppiness with a lighter mouthfeel. Seessionable alcohol. Golden with lots of white lace, a littlehead etention. Neutral aroma. Small tasty package, good drinkability. Carbonation right there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a translucent golden color, little head. Aroma is big and hoppy- nice and sweet with prominent floral tones. Taste is bitter like an IPA but sweet honey taste also present. Very refreshing, not too overpowering. As advertised good for summer. Active on the palate, mildly bitter aftertaste, definitely could drink a few on a hot summer day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2545) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2011
Draft. Light gold color with fizz bubbling and no head. Appearance of a cider, but not. Smell of some hops, grass and herbs. Very light easy drinking psner. Perfect for a baseball ghame on a hot summer day

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (5209) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Looks like any other pale lager. Smells a little sweet with a slight hop olfactory. First taste is oooooh, a little hoppy for golden or blonde ale. Yes, this is more like an APA, way too much for a goldenale. Gets a little more skunky or farmy manure on the aroma during the session, but not in a bad way. Does not hide the alky well, and this too is odd for a golden ale. Not sure what to think about this brew. Muchh more bitter personality than I expected. Wew. Typical victory near over the top brew. Medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1797) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2011
12 ounce bottle, label says enjoy by October 17, 2011. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a mostly clear gold color with an inch frothy off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is sweet malt, lemon peel and some light piney/grassy hops. I think the taste is just like the aroma, itís all sweet malt, lemon peel and pine/grassy hops. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, itís crisp and a bit slick with moderate carbonation. I think itís a decent enough brew, and a good brew for a hot day. Iíd buy this again, $8.99 a sixer isnít a bad price for this brew. I think itís worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 3, 2011
12oz bottle. Rating #105. Crystal clear dark yellow pour with a decent little white head. Picking up a decent little hop aroma, nice little clean malt aroma as well, very crisp. Flavor is real nice, crisp hop bite with a light aftertaste, real nice. (1781)

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