RATINGS: 777   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (5634) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Appearance is a clean, bubbly light gold with a thick white head of foam that sticks to the sides of the glass as it dissipates. Aroma is lightly grainy with sweet notes of leather, vanilla, wood, and bubblegum. Very interesting and subtle nuances really stand out as the main proponent of this beer. Taste is lightly bready and doughy. Mouthfeel is super light and smooth. Velvety even. I get a touch of bitterness a few seconds after the swallow. Victory really nails it with this beer. So good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Blond Ales dont move me. Light straw color with little head. The hops come through but not enough to overwhelm the newbies!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (4049) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Hazy straw pour with sudsy white head. The nose is clean and the pale malt profile shines, hints of grass. Flavor is again clean, but the grassy hop comes to the front, not very bitter at all. Some lemon citrus, but not nearly as much as a hefe. Honestly found this quite refreshing and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Had this on "clearance" at a local bar the other night for a $2 draft and honestly wasnt expecting much. Boy was I surprised. The appearance/head is nothing special, but as soon as the nose hits ya it becomes amazing. This beer has great floral hop notes and goes now smooth with a citrusy finish. Highly recommend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
glennmastrange (2715) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2013 Bottle. Light straw for the malt, light to moderate lemon and pine for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with a hint of clove. Head is small, frothy, white with some spotty lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is slightly hazy yellow. Flavor starts moderately acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a lively carbonaton and a very dry finish. Pretty simple flavors and a fairly weak aroma in this Golden Ale, but it is a very refreshing summer beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Art (3174) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2011
IPA aroma of hops and slight fruity notes. Taste is typical bitter IPA taste but not enough flavor for me to be truly good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2011
subtle hoppy smell. pours a hazy yellow/gold with low/medium carbonation. tastes a little hoppy with more bitter than sweet but not overly bitter. a nice, refreshing beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Well, here I am drinking a summer seasonal the day after Thanksgiving, but at least its pushing 70 degrees here in TN versus the 7 that it was when I left Montana. Pours straw yellow/gold with a medium sized fizzy white head that fades leaving a small cap of foam. Aroma of grassy hops, apple, earthy bitterness. Taste is nice and crisp, the hops have help up better than I was expecting, lots of floral and grassy notes. Light body, medium high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3893) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2011
12oz bottle bought waiting on new RRS tires. You definitely get the German hops in the aroma and flavor plus a little citrus. Nice, light and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7438) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2012 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium to dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, husks), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), with notes of lemon zest and chalk. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, husky, chalky. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Not much to say; husky, simple, watery, unclean aftertaste. Terrible label design/art.

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