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RATINGS: 730   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Light yellow pour with a slight haze. Puffy white head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of pale malt and bready yeast, with just the slightest hint of hops. Taste brings in more flavors of fresh bread, grassy hops, and yeast. Has an almost wheaty texture, which is interesting. Finish is fairly dry and somewhat herbal. Definitely refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
malvrich (175) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2016
Single bottle. Dated enjoy by Aug 2, 2016. Tulip glass. A: Pale yellow pour with tall frothy head that retains well. Little visible carbonation but clumps of lace . S: Herbal hop scent with slight dry bready note. T: Grassy hops half bitter half sour. Malt note also seems sour but not in a good way. M: Low-ish carbonation makes the light-medium body seem lifeless. O: Canít believe I donít like this more. Maybe a bad bottle, but probably not a repeat purchase.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Augdraught1981 (258) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2016
Pours a slightly cloudy, pale yellowish gold with a thin white head. The aromas are very clean light fruit & bread. Nice and even light bitterness, and smooth body with some light fruit & grain coming through in the taste. Clean & easy drinking ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barreras (1471) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Pours a vibrant yellow color with a floral aroma. A simple malt flavor with a light fruitiness to the beer. Refreshing and tasty with a minor malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (9094) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2016
(bottle, 35.5cl) Slightly hazy, pale golden colour with a blond and short foamy head. Fruity hoppy aroma with notes of citrus, grapefruit and lemon zest. Mildly bitter flavour, light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Soft pale malty base with a good citric hoppy bite, leading into a mildly hop bitter finish. Clean and refreshing Ale. 02.II.16

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (894) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2016
PAle gold pour with a decent white head. Earthy, citrus, malt aromas. Taste is fairly simple citrus and caramel, very drinkable, a little bitterness comes through at the end

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (5852) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 18, 2016
355ml bottle. Clear, yellow-ish golden colour with average, creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Protein-impregnated, grainy, strawy aroma, mild citrusy hoppy overtones, hints of lemon zest. Taste is slightly dry, citrusy hoppy, minimally strawy, pale malty basis, hints of lemon zest; rather light, monotonous and slightly watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_rookie (302) - USA - DEC 22, 2015
Pours a somewhat cloudy straw color. About one and half fingers white soapy head. Itís a runny head, but thereís good retention, and runny lacing.

Aroma is earthy hops. Thereís plenty of citrus and grapefruit. I smell some grains, but the hops are quite powerful, it drowns out most everything else.

Taste is hop forward. Citrusy and lightly malty. Thereís not a lot to say about it, but I donít think it is mean to be complex by any means.

Mouthfeel is light body. Itís very light, refreshing. Maybe a little unbalanced, too much hops and citrus and not enough malt. But highly drinkable.

Overall, this would make a great summer beer. I love the label. This would make an amazing beer to sit and watch a baseball game. This reminds me a lot of a pilsener, and thatís okay, because I like pilseners. Yeah, this one is worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
drmet (682) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2015
L: -pours a mostly clear straw golden with a yeast film and a big,foamy,white head -medium carbonation visible S: -lemon,pineapple,soapy,pine,urine,gra the nose plus acetone -light to medium bitterniss F: -medium carbonation -light to medium body O: Some weird off notes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miyauchi38 (1083) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Summer lager. ほんのり甘く&

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KeefOz (1401) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2015
BB 22 DEC 2015. Poured a clear golden colour with a two-finger white foamy head that retained OK and laced OK. Carbonation moderate with fine to medium bubbles. Aroma with sweet malt plus citrus/lemon and hints of hops; all moderate and none over-powers the other. Taste subtly of lemon followed by a very slight bitterness. Light body. Crisp, refreshing, clean, light and smooth but a bit bland. Very much like many other macro-brewed golden ales.

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