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RATINGS: 621   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (887) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2011
I knew I wouldnít be getting a marginal summer ale from Victory--no way! Damn this was tasty and nice to look as well. Perfectly balanced. I could drink this all summer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrickfannon (1235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle. Split with James and Vinnie. Pours golden and frothy white. Lacing is nice and spotty. Aroma of corny pilsner malts, wet grass, fresh soil, slight caramel, and some crystal malts. Very corn and malt oriented Belgian ale, which I thought was a pilsner. Drinkable, soft, yet sturdy, well balanced and firm enough to hold up to multiple bottle sessions. Perfect tailgaiting beer. Thirst quenching and refreshing golden ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10412) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear pale color with an average white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate floral hop and malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tastybeer (1666) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2012 Draft. Pour is bright gold with an excellent white head. Aroma is biscuit, grassy/floral hops (saaz Iím guessing), lemon. Flavor is more grassy hops, biscuit. Palate is crisp, lightly bitter, light body. Just an all around good Summer beer. Re-rate: gold pour, nice white head. Dank grassy/floral hop bitterness; cracker malt. Crisp and refreshing. During the summer, my default beer choice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Victory Summer Love Ale is a super clear, pale yellow ale with an airy white head that has good retention and lacing. It has a very citrusy, orange aroma with a note of light grain. It smells a little sweet. Itís medium-light bodied and very smooth with a crisp, dry finish. Itís lightly bittered and quite flavorful. It tastes like light grain with a good amount of orange and grapefruit. The balance is perfect. Itís incredibly quenching. This is everything a summer ale should be.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scottw86 (1089) - Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2011
Poured a very clear pale yellow with a medium-sized white head. Hoppy aroma with lots of lemon. Grapefruit and clove as well. Taste is quite flavorful with lots of lemon and citrus at first. Slightly skunky, but it is still smooth. Finish has a good amount of hops with more lemon and grapefruit. Slightly floral finish. Overall not bad, I could see this appealing to casual beer drinkers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4293) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2011
Pours bright gold into a Sam glass. Bright white head with medium retention recedes leaving thin sheets. Tropical fruit aromas. Mildly crisp with front to back tropical pineapple and grapefruit followed by a lasting grapefruit pith finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2011
This poured a clear darker yellow color with a white head. Aroma was nice pilsener male, some grassy and earthy hops to. Flavor s extremely well balanced, nice crackery pale malt notes, perfectly balance with grassy dusty bittering hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttutony (634) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Transparent golden color with a white head that dissipates after a few minutes. Spicy, earthy hop aroma with a pleasant hop presence on the palate as well. A great blonde ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Pours a clear golden color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Huge citrus hops in the aroma with a bit of an herbal component. The taste is citrus and earthy hops with faint pale malty notes. light bitterness, and the bitterness lingers. Medium bodied. A little off balance, but good, and very interesting. Seems there is some yeasty character in there I canít describe.


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