jaymobrown (1776) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent. That’s a good word for it. I would say that this doesn’t really standout or make itself remarkable in any way, but it is a good summer beer. Light, golden color with some hop and grapefruit notes. Super easy to drink. If you’re sitting outside on a warm summer day, expect to go through a six pack in no time.
hershiser2 (1524) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can, not sure from where.
Lightly sweet grasses, lemon, grasses. Not a huge fan.
Sevenlee (1585) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden colour with a large white head. Aroma is malt, grass and citrus. Taste is light sweet leading to a grassy finish.
OnTheTrail (140) - Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear yellow. A nice whiff of fruity hops, grapefruit, tangerine, maybe pear. Similar taste maybe some lemon ,lightly bitter, enough slightly sweet malt for balance. Overall very good for a summer ale. Will have to try it on a hot day.
Shanebrews (242) - Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Summer Love pours a lovely golden color with ample white head, well-retained, and lively carbonation. The aroma is grassy but the actual hop character was much more grapefruit than the aroma let on. The body is medium and the malt backing is adequate for the bitterness, but the grapefruit flavor was the dominant flavor. It was drinkable if not outstanding.
FlacoAlto (4011) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled June 2014
A steady pour into my teku glass produces a one finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a golden honey color that shows a brilliantly clear, rich golden hue when held up to the light. The aroma as I pour this beer smells brightly of pale malt; a bright hay like note, a depth of pale grain cracker like character, and something that reminds me of threshing grain, and there is even a subtle hint of honey-like malt character. A more focused inspection yields a bright hop character as well; this accentuates the hay-like character with a grassy-herbal aroma, but also contributes soft notes of lemon zest, perhaps a touch of black pepper, as well as a soft touch of mint, and a touch of nettle.
The beer has a nice bitterness to it that adds a bit of bite without being harsh. This bitterness melds with an herbal hop character that leans towards pine, woody pepper, a touch of sage, and just a clean, woody herbal note. The beer is quite dry, yet has some texture to it as it slowly coats the palate initially, before finishing quite light in the finish. The carbonation adds some effervescent texture that adds a peppery carbonic bite as well as a prickly texture that works well with the light body of this beer. Up front this has a chewy, straw like, sunbaked whole grain flavor to it that is softened just a touch by a chewy pale grain cracker maltiness and soft rustic white bread chewiness; this is dominated by the hops towards the finish, but still manages to linger lightly there as well.
This is a really nice beer that I would happily quaff a lot of (if I had easy access). Light, clean, refreshing, but with tons of character
dlihcsnatas (473) - Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden brew with small head that does hang on for a good while. Smells and tastes of floral hops. There is some hints to the malts and a tart flavor showing up now and then. Pretty good brew and very easy drinking, just right for summer. Then there is the fact that it costs $2 a six pack more than some other comparable brews so overall would have loved it more if it was cheaper.
ordybill (769) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very flavorful ale. Has a great golden yellow color with moderate carbonation. Has a semi dry finish. Very satisfying
brokensail (13757) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can @ home. Clear straw colored beer with sticky white foam. Sort of a lemony and slightly herbal note, perhaps thyme. Cracker malts, some bread, and biscuit. Sweeter than expected. Sort of a grassy and woody herb bitterness to the finish. Lots of sweet dinner roll malt character to the flavor. Slight honey, too. Not bad. Good for its purpose.
notayankee (41) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour into frosty mug. Aroma is floral, with hints of hay. Golden color with a nice white foam head. Taste is light and sweet with slightly hoppy and bitter finish. Body is light, texture is thin, and carbonation is average. A solid choice for a hot summer day, as the name implies.
altonbrownd (4351) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Been drinking this quite a bit recently. Nice golden body with big white head. Nose is fruity and malty. Taste grassy, hops and bitter. Quite a well balanced and light enjoyable beer.