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RATINGS: 658   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2011
almost clear yellow, medium white head, somewhat lacy. nose is yeasty with a trace of citrus. yeasty flavor, with very slight citric highlights. light bodied, clean finish. there was a nice hop presence, but it was not as bitter as i prefer. sample provided by my friend quint on a rafting trip in wisconsin.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4012) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2014
355ml bottle from Beermerchants

Best by 20 September 2014 - Pours clear pale yellowish with a smooth white head. Aroma of hay, grass, floral hops and citrus. Taste is crisp, grassy and slightly floral with some citrusy notes. Finish is crisp and bitter with some hints of hay and grass. Easygoing, but balanced and tasty golden ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ffaoe (251) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2014
strong citrus aroma. golden and clear with little head. taste is strong of citrus hops

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
JMCtime (24) - Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Not very good. Tastes like a big brand beer with generic flavors. Nothing really stands out.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1760) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 9, 2014
12 oz bottle. Aroma is doughy, grapefruit, perfume--all kind of mild. Pours hazy pale yellow with a medium white head that falls after a minute into a skiff of foam. Taste is much more bitter than I was expecting; also has a bit of tartness. Tastes more like an American Pale than a Golden Ale. Crisp, refreshing, highly carbonated. Nice beer. BTW, it expired two months ago, but it seems perfectly fine.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dashimus (225) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle from Colonial Liquors. Pours pale straw yellow with a thick, fast fading head. Aroma is hay, grass, hops and faint citrus. Taste is slightly metallic and surprisingly bitter. Moderate to strong carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bebum (332) - - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear pale golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter flavor with some grainy hints. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter finish.

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 (709) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"More pilsnerish to me than I was expecting. Nice floral crisp hop presence and light grainy sweet malt for balance. Refreshing and tasty though not a standout."


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