RATINGS: 785   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14983) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours gold with a creamy/bubbly white head. Strong citric hop aroma. Med body. Flavor is light grapefruit/citrus/herb/spice over a little light caramel. Its quite dry. Amazing flavor for a light summer beer. Must be the water.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ganache (5773) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Bottle. Nose of citric pale malt with nice bready noble efficiency (Hallertauer?) and some surprising PNW grapefruit and orange peel (theyre right to call it exciting!). Clear golden with a sudsy cream head. Watery thin body with a malty body and nice celery and stinging citrus hops, sunny and resolving to a bready finish. Lemon and cracker and a hint of hoppy spice on the sides. Clean and lively, with just a tad more alcohol than I usually find in this sort of offering; a bit of hop weariness on the tongue after significant volume, but this is still insanely drinkable. Surprised at how awesome this is, and thinking I want to splurge on a case.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
tap at haymarket. notes of herbal, grassy hops. dried apricot, toasted dough, and cracker malt backing. dry. clean. tasty, enjoyable session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5380) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2011
nice gold pour with a white head. nose is pine and citrus, backed by malts, and dried fruits. easy on the palate, great piney hop flavor, smooth malt profile, dried fruits and esters in the finish. pretty delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (4478) - California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
18 July 2011, tap at the brewery. light yellow, clear occasional bubbles. nice pine and lemon hops on the nose, though lightly so. med/thin body and slightly fizzy. flavor is a kind of dry tea bag and field grass hops. nice but not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Pours a golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is lightly grassy hops. Taste was surprisingly hoppy and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Location/Date:Bottle on July 16th.

Appearance: Pours a clear orange-yellow.
Aroma: Faint citrus and malt.
Taste: Very light hop, some malt.
Palate:Light body, lingering aftertaste.

Summary: The "style" of this beer resembles macro beers, so what I tasted now makes more sense. The beer is well made but just not a big fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
portableparty (2344) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Pours a pale straw color with creamy white head that fades, but sticks around. Aroma is grassy and grainy with Belgium yeast. Taste is more the same with a lingering bitterness. Palate is thin and slick with a dry finish. Not bad!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
yankeefan21 (135) - New York, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle: pours a cloudy straw with a quickly disappearing white head. Some effervescence persists. Strong smell of bitter hops dominates the nose. The taste is much like the smell, bitter with notes of grapefruit. Dry finish that doesnt leave much of an aftertaste. Maybe some mineral water? This is an alright beer but not my cup of tea. Its almost like a light IPA and is completely defined by the german hops. I prefer a more balanced beer but if you like light crisp hoppy beers, this may be worth a shot.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle, pours a nice golden colour, overall this is a pretty standard ale, it is pretty easy drink, smooth and flavourful. good offering

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