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RATINGS: 774   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jstraw (1965) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Draft at Jerry’s. Pale gold with big, foamy, white head / Elegant, floral nose of bread, honey, and citrus / Medium body, lush and creamy but understated and stylish with superb balance and bitter finish / Flavors of pear, honeydew, orange, resin, hay, soap, and dry hops / Relative to a golden ale, this is just absolutely perfect.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
grundsow (126) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Fantastic hops punch, yet surprisingly light on the pallet. Not too much alcohol, perfect for hot days. Just might be my new favorite.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tron3000atl (72) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2012
I’m not sure what perfect is but this is pretty damn close to the perfect summer beer. The only gripe I have is it isn’t in cans. Great little Hoppy blonde. Me Gusta much gringos.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drougkolya (276) - Otterburn Park, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2011
Bière de style golde ale de 5.5% d’alcool, belle couleur doré, bien mousseuse, houblonné à la perfection, goût et senteur fleural. Caro à beaucoup aimé.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2012 Nice floral hop nose with crackery malts, light sugar and a touch of lemon. The taste is quite dry and lightly bitter, with snappy, bright and crisp malt, light lemon and floral hops, a touch of hay and clean yeast. Light to medium body with moderate, but gentle carbonation. Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Bottles all summer long - Easily my favorite beer from Victory. This is what their Headwaters Pale Ale should be, but alas, they are not going to brew this one year round (even though it seems to sell faster than any other Victory at a couple distributors...). A hoppy floral aroma wafts forth from a pale yellow gold body. Great pale malt pils body with the hops of a really good pale ale. Perfect balance of floral, spicy and citrus hops that appeal to almost everyone - from IPA lovers to IPA haters. Please make this a year round brew Victory!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Lots of grassy and spicy floral hop notes in aroma and flavor. Minimal pale malt background keeps it fresh and poppin

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SlovakSniper (5182) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
Une bouteille de 12 onces. Un liquide jaune. Un bon col mousseux et une dentelle spectaculaire. Un nez brillant, voire même hallucinant, parfumé par des houblons nobles qui s’enroulent autour d’une base maltée mince et pâle, croquante et simplement craquante, remplie d’une fraîcheur ensoleillée. Un goût dominé par les cultivars. Je savoure des fleurs, des herbes, des notes citronnées et des épices. Mes papilles sont véritablement secouées et n’osent même pas aborder le comportement pourtant fabuleux des céréales maltées. En bouche, un corps svelte et pétillant qui, gonflé par les flaveurs, laisse une impression caressante sur mon palais. La finale est sèche, amèrement fruitée, avec des notes citronnées et des parfums de lychee. L’ultime bière de soif. Une pure merveille. Possiblement la découverte de mon voyage à Miami.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbarry1506 (28) - Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Yay, good beer! I have been looking forward to trying this beer for a while on customer recommendation. Nice start with a great pour with almost no head. The smell is very flowery with some citrus. The color is golden and pretty clear. I really love the hoppy wheat flavor. There is just a touch of lemon in there, but not enough to be a shandy. The aftertaste is definitely lemony, but not overpowering. I would recommend Southern Tier Hop Sun to those who like this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttroha (507) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle from Maltitude. Pours clear amber with frothy white head. Lots of little carbonated bubbles floating to the top. Aroma of bitter hops. Tastes like a mouthful of bitter hops with a sweet malty finish. Very, very good. Perfect after a day of yard work.

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