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RATINGS: 711   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Bottles all summer long - Easily my favorite beer from Victory. This is what their Headwaters Pale Ale should be, but alas, they are not going to brew this one year round (even though it seems to sell faster than any other Victory at a couple distributors...). A hoppy floral aroma wafts forth from a pale yellow gold body. Great pale malt pils body with the hops of a really good pale ale. Perfect balance of floral, spicy and citrus hops that appeal to almost everyone - from IPA lovers to IPA haters. Please make this a year round brew Victory!!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dlihcsnatas (465) - Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Golden brew with small head that does hang on for a good while. Smells and tastes of floral hops. There is some hints to the malts and a tart flavor showing up now and then. Pretty good brew and very easy drinking, just right for summer. Then there is the fact that it costs $2 a six pack more than some other comparable brews so overall would have loved it more if it was cheaper.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (702) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2015
A very flavorful ale. Has a great golden yellow color with moderate carbonation. Has a semi dry finish. Very satisfying

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (13679) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Can @ home. Clear straw colored beer with sticky white foam. Sort of a lemony and slightly herbal note, perhaps thyme. Cracker malts, some bread, and biscuit. Sweeter than expected. Sort of a grassy and woody herb bitterness to the finish. Lots of sweet dinner roll malt character to the flavor. Slight honey, too. Not bad. Good for its purpose.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
notayankee (41) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle pour into frosty mug. Aroma is floral, with hints of hay. Golden color with a nice white foam head. Taste is light and sweet with slightly hoppy and bitter finish. Body is light, texture is thin, and carbonation is average. A solid choice for a hot summer day, as the name implies.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (3977) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Been drinking this quite a bit recently. Nice golden body with big white head. Nose is fruity and malty. Taste grassy, hops and bitter. Quite a well balanced and light enjoyable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BierMeHoos (352) - Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Gift from a neighbor, 12 oz bottle. Appearance is gold with a slight haze and a thin white foam collar. Aroma is fresh cut grass and some light fruit. Taste is crisp with a big fresh light malt palate, spicy and herbal. Palate is medium light body. Overall is refreshing full flavored beer, easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (4323) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2015
Bottle. Clear gold pour with thin foamy white head. Aroma is grainy, faint dusty hop, peppery leafy notes, light floral character, bready. Taste is bready, rather honey forward with a fresh peppery flavor. Palate is light bodied, med-dry with good carbonation. Better than expected.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZacM612 (328) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Draft at Barbaro. Pale golden, with a little white head. A mildly hoppy aroma. Crisp, malty flavor. Good summer beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2408) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2015
Pours golden with a large fading head. Nose shows floral, grassy, herbal and earthy hops with some soft light malt underneath hinting at honey. Very similar flavours. The hops are more grassy rather than floral though and a biscuity malt note replaces the honey.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Msdrbeat (90) - - JUL 28, 2015
On tap. Tastes a bit thin. Easy to drink. Not fruit. But very nice overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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