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RATINGS: 659   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11889) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2010
Draft at David Copperfield’s. Pours clear yellow with a small, white head and plenty of full-glass carbonation. Plenty of pale malts and earthy hops in the aroma. Flavor has an understated sweetness followed by mild, citrus and earth hops. Medium in body with crisp carbonation. Finishes short and clean with some nice, lingering bitterness. Solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2010
draft @ Coles, Buffalo, NY. straw yellow colored pour, lively aroma of floral hops, menthalyptus, grass. Taste is floral hops, medicinal, grassy. Pretty flavorful. Decent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2010
on tap at the brewpub, pours pale gold with a thin white head. Aroma is strong floral. Flavor is grassy malts, dry hay and earthen hops. Ends with a lingering pale malt sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2011 I think they may have changed the recipe from the description below, or I just got a better batch. My nieces turned me on to this one last weekend, and I actually did not remember trying it last year. This time around I found it to be well balanced, with that citrusy summer character balanced with pale malts and a slightly dry finish. We liked it so much I went out and bought another case on Saturday. Old Rating: Ok but not my favorite Victory beer. Aroma is extremely floral and perfumey. Taste is light, crisp and refreshing. Overll not bad, but too perfumey for my liking.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (2887) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2010
A very nice and refreshing golden ale. Aroma was weak. Light pilsner malt a hint of grass and honey. Pour was a light gold with no head or bubbles. It scared me because that usually leads to no carbonation.Taste was a pleasant surprise. The light malt is in the front with some prickly carbonation and a nice unexpected hoppy aftertaste with a hint of soapiness. The hops really come out as the beer warms and makes it a nice standout beer in the category. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2761) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Nice and tasty especially on a hot day. Malty start and a hop peppery finish. Thirst craving and refreshing. Easy to put down a few of these.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (19975) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2010
Cask at Blind Tiger, New York, NY. Cloudy deep golden. Salty hay aroma. Dry with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Very salty with shallow crystallic malt and sea water finish. Simplistic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Draft at CAH. Pours dark straw golden with white head. Nose is citric, earthy, with hopcitrus and bready pale malt. Tastes of bready lemongrassy malt, hops, citrus, tengerine, and pineapple. SMooth and relativelt complex, this is another very good beer from Bill and Ron.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6863) - 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.

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