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RATINGS: 722   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crajun (1103) - , Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2011
solid blond (like S. Star better). pale staw color aroma of grass slight honey? flavor is hopy - but good hops if that makes sense not overpowering; ends with a dry hoppiness good beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
degbert (1486) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2013 Bottle. Wow. That’s just plain gorgeous -- amazingly lambent gold with a white head that leaves lace. Nose is herbal, almost minty, with lemon and malt underlying. Taste is lovely; mandarin orange, light floral notes, malt, and a serious hops punch at the end. Damn near a perfect session beer. Bravo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (2128) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Now this is how you make a great craft ’summer’ beer. It still has hop flavor and is session-able. Great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Draught. Pours with a completely clear golden body with a thin but lasting white head. Aromas are lightly hoppy, quite fruity. Some esters, floral, perfumey hops, citrus. Malt is background to the hops and esters. Mostly bready, nondeScript. Flavors are hoppy, citrus, grassy. Malt is grainy and hay like. Shockingly good session beer. Floral notes, light esters, pineapple. Dry and crisp. Medium to lively bubbles, light bodied, dry. Very pleasantly surprised by this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2722) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Pours a very pale golden yellow color with a one finger white foam head that has good retention, slowly fading into a lasting cap. Earthy floral hop aroma with hints of grass, straw, hay and pale malt. Subtle spice along with some crisp, light and citrus fruit. Medium bodied with a good balance of floral, bitter hops, pale malt, spice and fruit notes. Crisp hop bite up front that provides some dry bitterness and compliments the earthy grass and straw notes. This is countered by the sweet malt and hints of apple, pear and lemon. Well balanced and easy to drink, especially during the warmer months. I was a little nervous by the initial appearance but this beer is pretty complex and flavorful. Pretty nice for this time of year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (3135) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle - Pours straw yellow with a huge foamy white head. Yum--smell is perfumey, lightly spicy hops with a touch of lemon and lots of lightly toasted malt. Same taste, with more emphasis on the malt right away. The perfumey hops start the finish, with grassiness coming in on the long finish. Well-carbonated, smooth, and crisp. Dang...didn’t expect much, but I’d definitely put a sixer of this in the fridge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Pours a clear light blond color with light off-white head. Aroma is of intense citrus with a bit of grapefruit, lemon zest, and light grainy malt. Taste is intense citrus with lemon, floral notes, citrus hop bite with a bit of apricot sneaking in at the finish if you look for it. What a terrific brew!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Pours a bright yellow. Light citrus and wheat aroma. Grain taste initially. Very sparkly with nice hop character. Great with chicken and light BBQ fare.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2638) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Pretty good summertime beer! Served with a nice white, medium sized, foamy head that settled down to a light cover and lots of lace. Color was a clear amber yellow with some bubble trails. Aroma was grain, malt, fresh cut grass, and a little fresh hop. Flavor was very similar to nose. Body is good and so is carbonation. Was a little sharp on the tongue. Finish is medium long and like flavor. Session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Pale gold, bit of head. Nice light hoppy floral aroma, hints of fruit. Dry, lemon, floral, refreshing, lift and tasty. Delicious.

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