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RATINGS: 777   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrohia (244) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Chappy's, Dayton, draft. Fresh pine, citrus aroma. Looks like a Coors light. No body, little head or lacing. Fizzy, thin mouthfeel. Fresh, pine taste. Nice aftertaste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (5389) - Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2012
On draft, poured a golden color, aromas of light grapefruit, some light lemon, and some grain. Flavor is the same, light flavors all around, refreshing and light on the palate, good summer beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4867) - Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2012
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy golden amber color with a nice 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Good spotty lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange peel, herbal, floral, lemon zest, grass, light pine, and slight bread. Very nice aromas with a great hop profile and good strength; fairly dank as well. Taste of grapefruit, orange rind, lemon zest, herbal, floral, pine, grass, and bready malts. Good amount of spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, floral, pine, grass, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a short bit. Great blend of hops flavor with good balance. Medium carbonation and body; with a very nice crisp and slightly sticky mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden with pretty much no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a really great and well hopped blonde ale. Great balance and hop flavor profile; extremely crisp and very easy to drink. I will be getting this again, great summer beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubelknv3 (1083) - Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Golden with white head. Thin head with mild lacing. Citrus, mild wheat/grain, and mild lemon aroma. Full bodied golden with flavor notes like aroma, fruity and peppery. Decent balance with dry bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (8757) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle. Amber beer with a dark cream head. Grapefruit and earth aroma with light summer fruit. Grapefruit and light grain flavor with malt. Medium bodied. Easy drinking. Grapefruit and summer fruit lingers with light malt.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thetruesms (10) - Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2012 Generally pleasant, mine was a dull gold in the glass. Description mentions fruity hops, but I only tasted bready/biscuit fading into solid, drier hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1442) - Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2013 Bottle, this drink had a clear yellow gold pour (there were some particles floating around when poured) and gave a two finger white head that receded to a thin cover and ring, the glass had a few streams flowing in the center of the glass, and it left some small spots and fingers on the glass, there were aromas of mild floral and citrus hops (the hops had a faint green and herb touch to them), faint pear fruit and toasted malt, a little lemon citrus and some fruit sweetness, the flavors were citrus and faint pine hops, light toasted malt and bread, and light lemon like fruit, the finish had a mild hop bitterness, the mouth feel was light and had some creaminess with average carbonation, this was a nice Blond ale, light citrus and floral hops, easy to drink, a good thirst quencher on a hot day.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3531) - Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Really nice hop aroma. Very bright. Very citrusy. Really good job at making a hoppy lighter beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with white head...aroma and flavor of grassy, bitter hops, light citrus, soap, and a hint of grain. Flavor has more of a grapefruit pulp finish than it does a grassy one. Crisp, refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dagimp (962) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. There's a date code on the bottom of the bottle but it's hard to read. Anyway, it's a seasonal so I know it's fresh. Pours a nice shiny yellow. Very macroesque and clear. Lots of frothy white head and lacing. Mouthfeel is light and crisp like a pilsner or kolsch. Taste is grassy with a decent amount of hops to tingle the tongue. Mild Belgian funk is present. Some sweetness but not too much. And round it off with some ground black pepper. Overall this is a fantastic beer. I could drink this from May to September and again in February. Full of flavor, mild on alcohol and perfectly balanced flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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