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RATINGS: 716   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.

jnkor's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jnkor (328) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Aroma is light but has some zest. Appearance is yellow with some orange. Taste has some hop character and some sweetness. Palate has a hop bitterness. Nothing extraordinary, but a nice hoppy paler ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hershiser2 (1516) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Can, not sure from where. Lightly sweet grasses, lemon, grasses. Not a huge fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee (1585) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2015
Pours a clear golden colour with a large white head. Aroma is malt, grass and citrus. Taste is light sweet leading to a grassy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OnTheTrail (137) - Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Pours clear yellow. A nice whiff of fruity hops, grapefruit, tangerine, maybe pear. Similar taste maybe some lemon ,lightly bitter, enough slightly sweet malt for balance. Overall very good for a summer ale. Will have to try it on a hot day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shanebrews (239) - Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Summer Love pours a lovely golden color with ample white head, well-retained, and lively carbonation. The aroma is grassy but the actual hop character was much more grapefruit than the aroma let on. The body is medium and the malt backing is adequate for the bitterness, but the grapefruit flavor was the dominant flavor. It was drinkable if not outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (4006) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Sampled June 2014
A steady pour into my teku glass produces a one finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a golden honey color that shows a brilliantly clear, rich golden hue when held up to the light. The aroma as I pour this beer smells brightly of pale malt; a bright hay like note, a depth of pale grain cracker like character, and something that reminds me of threshing grain, and there is even a subtle hint of honey-like malt character. A more focused inspection yields a bright hop character as well; this accentuates the hay-like character with a grassy-herbal aroma, but also contributes soft notes of lemon zest, perhaps a touch of black pepper, as well as a soft touch of mint, and a touch of nettle.

The beer has a nice bitterness to it that adds a bit of bite without being harsh. This bitterness melds with an herbal hop character that leans towards pine, woody pepper, a touch of sage, and just a clean, woody herbal note. The beer is quite dry, yet has some texture to it as it slowly coats the palate initially, before finishing quite light in the finish. The carbonation adds some effervescent texture that adds a peppery carbonic bite as well as a prickly texture that works well with the light body of this beer. Up front this has a chewy, straw like, sunbaked whole grain flavor to it that is softened just a touch by a chewy pale grain cracker maltiness and soft rustic white bread chewiness; this is dominated by the hops towards the finish, but still manages to linger lightly there as well.

This is a really nice beer that I would happily quaff a lot of (if I had easy access). Light, clean, refreshing, but with tons of character

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dlihcsnatas (468) - Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Golden brew with small head that does hang on for a good while. Smells and tastes of floral hops. There is some hints to the malts and a tart flavor showing up now and then. Pretty good brew and very easy drinking, just right for summer. Then there is the fact that it costs $2 a six pack more than some other comparable brews so overall would have loved it more if it was cheaper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (764) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2015
A very flavorful ale. Has a great golden yellow color with moderate carbonation. Has a semi dry finish. Very satisfying

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (13757) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Can @ home. Clear straw colored beer with sticky white foam. Sort of a lemony and slightly herbal note, perhaps thyme. Cracker malts, some bread, and biscuit. Sweeter than expected. Sort of a grassy and woody herb bitterness to the finish. Lots of sweet dinner roll malt character to the flavor. Slight honey, too. Not bad. Good for its purpose.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
notayankee (41) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle pour into frosty mug. Aroma is floral, with hints of hay. Golden color with a nice white foam head. Taste is light and sweet with slightly hoppy and bitter finish. Body is light, texture is thin, and carbonation is average. A solid choice for a hot summer day, as the name implies.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (4343) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Been drinking this quite a bit recently. Nice golden body with big white head. Nose is fruity and malty. Taste grassy, hops and bitter. Quite a well balanced and light enjoyable beer.

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