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RATINGS: 672   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.


Gachupines' rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (1031) - USA - JUN 12, 2011
Clear golden yellow with a very bubbly white head which fades quickly. Aroma is slightly grassy, very subtle. Flavor has some strong hops up front followed by very slight malt and a somewhat bitter aftertaste. Recognizable as a blonde, but with much more character than anything I’ve had in that category. I was pleasantly surprised by this and would definitely have it again. Perfect beer for the summer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2667) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
On tap at Rattle ’N’ Hum, NYC. Spicy and citrusy noble hops aroma married to light pilsner malt. Very nearly clear light gold under a lacy, white sheet. Slightly spicy hay Hallertau flavour that starts with an assertive bitterness that develops into a sweet, pilsner malt. Excellent balance, even if more bitter than most authentic Helleses. Medium body, medium carbonation, crisp.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (6019) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 28, 2015
Bottle. Bitter grassy and earthy nose. Pale golden, low white head. Medium light dry grassy base, quite bitter, minerally strawberry finish. Extreme english session ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (3001) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2015
12 oz bottle from Supermarket Liquors into a pint glass. Clear gold appearance with a small off-white head that lingers and laces the glass. Aroma of hop spice, toasted grains, floral notes, light bread and pale malts. Similar flavor, crisp, mild hop bitterness and light sweetness. Light bodied, fresh and easy to drink with a light dry finish. Seems like it would be a sessionable crowd pleaser.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wyzzywyz22 (2082) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
Bottle, Chester Beer & Wine. Gold pour with a trifling white head. Aroma had some grassy hop, citrus and biscuity malts in the house. Lightish body. Flavour was dry and crisp with notes of lemon, grass and a little pine. Solid enough with ok hoppage but this doesn’t rank amongst Victory’s finest.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
cwill (16) - Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2015
Golden appearance, taste of lemons. Plenty of hops, but still light and refreshing

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3980) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
Enjoyed at BTBF 2015. Clear gold appearance. Zesty, sour sweet aroma. Fruity nose. Hoppy taste with citrus lemon and spice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopwine (491) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - APR 6, 2015
Nose is floral hops, honey/grainy/bready sweetness. Flavor is same with a light bitterness that cuts through the sweetness nicely.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1584) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 6, 2015
Tap@ Flying Pie: clear gold color with a small white head. Fairly strong hop aroma with a solid hop backbone in flavor. This is my kind of Golden Ale!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (1886) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2015
Draft ar Fado. Gold pour. Foamy white head. Some lace. Feels like a mildly hopped up pilsner. Mild. Nothing offensive. Beats a Bud. Could be a nice suggestion for individuals a bit scared of IPAs. Otherwise not extraordinary.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (2738) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 1, 2015
On Tap bright deep golden with a full white head. Slightly sweet light pale malts and just a littel noble hop at the end. Full bodied and rich. very satisfying for a golden. Victory !


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