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RATINGS: 652   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1796) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottled. Pours pale golden with a small yet long lasting egg-white head. Crisp straw and dried grass aroma with some underlying fruits (peach flesh and light orange zest) and graham cracker. Lightly sweet flavor at first that grows increasingly bitter as flavors of light leather, grapefruit rind and slightly sour, doughy bread come to the forefront. Solidly carbonated. Finish has a little lingering rye bread, heavy straw and more citrus rind. Quaffable and solidly made.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2306) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle from Harvest Market Pours a pretty clear deep straw color with a good sized tightly bubbled white head that recedes to form a cap on top. Aromas of bready and light caramel malts with a solid floral spicy hop to counter. The flavor is rich sweet bready malts with a bit of earthy spicy hops. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Wow I really enjoyed this beer! Extremely clean, simple, but quite flavorful at the same time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peter29 (3) - - JUL 7, 2014 does not count
A refreshing light beer with a clean after taste. I do enjoy the fizzy bite that it has as you drink it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Derek881 (1006) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a lighter gold-straw color with a good-sized foamy white head with modest retention and decent cling and lacing. Its aroma featured floral notes, with mixes of straw and pine, along with grainy hops, and caramel malt as well. A somewhat bitter grainy and lightly hopped beer mixed with lighter sweet and malty tones as well. The body had an average mouthfeel in terms of thickness and was fairly dry with good carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BLADT (625) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle pour. Clear yellow gold with active head of large suds. Clean smelling aroma of earthy hops, some grass and faint honey cereal malts. Taste is decidedly dry and bitter, though not aggressively so. Just a hint of citrus at the end. Not the best balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
closey22 (888) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Golden foamy white head; aroma sweetly hoppy with hints of subtle fruit and floral notes; feels medium foamy ; finishes dry grainy

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cakes (362) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2014
22 oz. brewster. Beautiful yellow/gold color.Nice is grassy with floral hint. Taste has citrus / tropical fruit up front along with malt. Mild hops, nice finish. Well balanced, easy to drink and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MayumiH (100) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
Pours in a chilled glass, golden orange with a white head. Really good looking and taste didn’t disappoint either. More hoppy bitter than fruity. Dry finish. Proper summer ale, i reckon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
18th June 2014
Bright clear pale gold beer, small bubbly white head. Palate is light and dry with fine carbonation. Light pale malt. Touches of floral things and pine. Mild lemon and grapefruit. Light dry finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13711) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle from BottleDog, London and drunk at home. Clear gold lasting white head. Hoppy golden ale. Some good sherbert hop. Rather drinkable and I like the hop a lot. good beer. A little empty in the malts maybe.

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