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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
JMCtime (73) - Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Not very good. Tastes like a big brand beer with generic flavors. Nothing really stands out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ffaoe (318) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2014
strong citrus aroma. golden and clear with little head. taste is strong of citrus hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4649) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2014
355ml bottle from Beermerchants

Best by 20 September 2014 - Pours clear pale yellowish with a smooth white head. Aroma of hay, grass, floral hops and citrus. Taste is crisp, grassy and slightly floral with some citrusy notes. Finish is crisp and bitter with some hints of hay and grass. Easygoing, but balanced and tasty golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1936) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 9, 2014
12 oz bottle. Aroma is doughy, grapefruit, perfume--all kind of mild. Pours hazy pale yellow with a medium white head that falls after a minute into a skiff of foam. Taste is much more bitter than I was expecting; also has a bit of tartness. Tastes more like an American Pale than a Golden Ale. Crisp, refreshing, highly carbonated. Nice beer. BTW, it expired two months ago, but it seems perfectly fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (19148) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear pale golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter flavor with some grainy hints. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"More pilsnerish to me than I was expecting. Nice floral crisp hop presence and light grainy sweet malt for balance. Refreshing and tasty though not a standout."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
DarkKnight1968 (3) - - SEP 13, 2014 does not count
A bit bitter for my taste. Very hoppy if that's your thing. I've had it before and remember it tasting different. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (989) - ISRAEL - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle. Hazy yellow-golden with a small head. Aroma of bread, grainy malt, vegetables, spices and citric hops. Sweetish with taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, lychee , biscuits,bread, pleasant hoppy bitterness. Medium-bodied, smooth and dry mouthfeel. Easy drinking and thirst quenching blond.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bebum (476) - - SEP 6, 2014
Pale citrine color, tall head, spotty lacing. Assertive resinous nose (percevejo). Light body, mild flavor, avg length. Bitter, dry, Corn flavor in background, hops up front. Not light enough for the summer, nor rich enough for the cold weather. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbomb (212) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2014 For a blonde ale this is tops but I feel it has more in common with a pilsner than even the hop ticket hopped up pils-rating as a blonde either way: very pilsner like aroma with excellent dry peppery hops, dry citrus, bread and honey - flavor is a bit hollow malt wise but retains good pilsner character, dry bready/wheatiness, yeast, and strong hops - as a pilsner this is very good, as a blonde its great

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