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RATINGS: 652   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.


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (901) - 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.


1.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
DarkKnight1968 (2) - - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (611) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bebum (305) - - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbomb (195) - New Jersey, 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
raymow (815) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
on tap at Bertucci’s - very good. Thought it was an IPA because of the hoppiness. Great aroma and flavor - good stuff!

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerFanDan17 (998) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - AUG 30, 2014
A crisp bit light summer beer. Not too much going on, but smooth. Pours a light golden. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2167) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Very interesting. I would have guessed session IPA. Light, crisp hops up front. hazy pale golden body with small silky head. Citrus hops (subdued) in aroma and taste. Crisp and refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sudomorph (609) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, golden yellow with a two finger, white head. Aroma is more traditional, European hops, bready biscuit, and some fruity esters. Taste is balanced. Slightly toasted biscuit with some pilsner qualities, and traditional/German hops. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Slightly creamy/fuller mouth feel with a soft carbonation. Overall a very approachable beer for most. Classic flavours with a a refreshing drinkability.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayaron (158) - ISRAEL - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Clear light yellow with small white head. Nice hoppy aroma, fruity, light malty, onion, root Vegetables. Nice hoppy flavor, light honey sweetnss, oion, fresh and clean. Medium carbonation. Light to medium body. Bitter aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2439) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. Gold with an inch of white head. Aroma of hay, flowers, a little peach and lemon, spices. Lightish bodied, high carbonation is a bit much for me. Restrained fruit and hay, dry and bitter finish with lingering floral and peppery notes. A little too austere and too bubbly, but a good, sharpening beer..


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