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RATINGS: 757   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
porkdiggity (108) - Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Wonderful warm weather beer. Pours a beautiful clear gold. Crisp hop notes of grapefruit and pine, but light enough to not overpower. Light, but very flavorful and crisp. Highly recommended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eggraid101 (71) - Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours a straw or light golden color with a nice white head that doesn't last long. Nice crisp malt aroma. Biscuit taste, the hop flavor is a nice bitterness that adds to the crispness. Not much citrus or pine, a nice malt aftertaste. A great beer from a great brewery ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (974) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 26, 2016
A grassy floral aroma. Clear pale golden body topped with foamy white head. Light malt and grain taste with a thin bodied. Light and refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch (4466) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Several draught pints at The Rock in Beloit, WI, late June. Sitting outside on a perfect 75 degree (24-degrees C to all of you anti-American Euro-Asiati-African terrorists) cloudless day, the briefest wisp of wind, eating the All-American burger & fries - and drinking this. It’s a very smooth-drinking, full-bodied (but not too full that I didn’t need more) summer beer, probably as close to perfect on that simple scale as anything I’ve had in what’s turned out to be a scorcher - the pour is, gosh, golden of course, not exactly clear but close enough, with a thin whisker of lasting snow...it’s bready-malty in the nose, with a little rosemary, a bit of honey...and on the tongue these characteristics deliver the beer equivalent of a very good, very light honey-wheat bread, not my favorite item from the bakery normally but heck I’ll take a great example of that over a very poor brioche or pumpernickel, wouldn’t you? and that’s what this is, an expert example of a not-that-exciting style. Here’s to more patio days, if it ever gets cool and dry enough again....

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7725) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2016
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm, 22 July 2016) Golden colour with creamy, white head. Malty, fruity nose with peaches, bread, orange and floral hops. Malty, fruity taste with notes of apricots, orange, bready malt and a balanced floral bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a light sweetness. Fresh and highly drinkable summer ale. Quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (12930) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2016
Draught. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty and moderate hopy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (583) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Pours a clear golden yellow with a big white foamy head. Has a crisp clean taste but fairly ordinary. Nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pumpkin87 (222) - - JUL 14, 2016
Pours from bottle crisp golden yellow with small, bone-white head. Nose is biscuit, grass, lemon. On the palate, hoppy citrus is mercifully restrained by touch of malt and bread. Reasonable ABV avoids strong alcohol taste. Nothing too complicated, but clean and crisp, a breezy beer for a day at the beach.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrTipple (3180) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Intense floral hops, light honey, grain and bread malts, light caramel, some straw. Clear gold, small, frothy, white head. Medium bitter. Floral hops continue, pale grain malts, lively carbonation, light pine in the finish. Decent Golden Ale, yet nothing too special. Bottle from Wine Rack, Henley-on-Thames.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (7306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2016
On tap at Bishops Arms, Folkungagatan. Golden with a white head. Aroma and taste of light hops, some fruit, grass and light malt. The body was on the light side and the finish fairly dry. Drinkable but nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SirLimpsalot (3567) - SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2016
@ Bishops Folkis 16-7-9: Typisk belgisk doft med tydlig krydda. Ganska besk smak. Rätt ok men ganska enkel.


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