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RATINGS: 730   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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.


Gachupines' rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (1205) - 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 Iíve had in that category. I was pleasantly surprised by this and would definitely have it again. Perfect beer for the summer.


2.7
   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.

3.3
   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.

3
   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.

3.2
   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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (898) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (5857) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_rookie (304) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
drmet (684) - 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

3
   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&

2.7
   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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