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RATINGS: 779   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dudewithaplan (5) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2012 does not count
Bottle. Pours a golden hue with a very thick creamy head. Nice lacing. Piney citrus nose with a hint of grass. Skunky at first but after it breathes a sip brings citrus initially with apeppery finish that lasts a good long time. With that it still finishes clean and fresh! Excellent summer beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (2447) - Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Great seasonal! Straw colored pour. Peppery hop smell with some lemon and yeast. Fruity and citrus taste. Mango and grapefruit. Robust flavors, but light and drinkable. Could down a few at ballgame for sure.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (2234) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2012
12oz bottle pours a slightly hazy straw yellow with a small white head. Aroma of grazzy sweet hops and citrus fruits, mango, and grapefruit. Clean and crisp, slight fruits, with a mild spicy hop bitterness. Nice summer ale!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 6, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2012 Draft at Taps Petaluma. Pours a deep, tarnished golden color; fluffy white head with excellent retention. Spicy hops, light citrus, and a toasty malt core; crisp and delicious. Medium body; lively carbonation; toasty, crackery malt and a vibrant core bitterness; refreshing, juicy, with plenty of citrus bitterness lingering through the finish. Awesome stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBunn (2764) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours a light gold with just the lightest hint of a haze and a big, pillowy head. Aromas are Beck-ian... skunky hops and skunky hops with a little bit of bread dough sticking out around the edges. Flavor tracks the nose pretty well... lots of doughy and sweet maltiness with a head to toe skunky hops presence. As it sits a while, the hops become a little more defined and take on a slightly peppery edge. I suddenly feel like mowing a few lawns!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheChampion (114) - Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. Bit of grassy hop nose, tastes of hops and bready malt. Well balalnced and highly drinkable. Great summertime brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2012
A very approachable and enjoyable light ale. Clear gold with a thin white head. The nose is quite hop-forward. The palate is light to medium bodied, with grains and hints of lemon. Clipped finish, but a fresh mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (6105) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Bottle. It pours a very clear yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is very grainy/bready with some strong notes of grass and earthy hops. The flavor is a wonderful balance of light bready malts and spicy, grassy hops. There are some more citrusy and piney accents before a dry crisp finish. A really nice crisp summer beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Bottle
Pours a decent golden yellow with a nose of piney grapefruit, peach, and a touch of orange/lemon rind. Flavor is malt-forward grapefruit, sour citrus bread, light lemon, and a touch of honey in the finish. Average mouthfeel. Refreshing beer, especially after mowing the lawn.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tron3000atl (72) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Im not sure what perfect is but this is pretty damn close to the perfect summer beer. The only gripe I have is it isnt in cans. Great little Hoppy blonde. Me Gusta much gringos.


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