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RATINGS: 646   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Pale gold pour with a 1 finger, spotty white head. Aroma is cereal, tart tree fruit and bready yeast. Flavor is very cereal forward, with some fruity, spicy and citrus notes coming in and a little bitter, tart peach (like the flesh that comes from on the pit) toward the end. Light body with a medium strength, blanketing carbonation and dry feel throughout. Not bad at all. Seems to be one of the better Golden Ales I have had.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2090) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Very interesting. I would have guessed session IPA. Light, crisp hops up front. hazy pale golden body with small silky head. Citrus hops (subdued) in aroma and taste. Crisp and refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sudomorph (578) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, golden yellow with a two finger, white head. Aroma is more traditional, European hops, bready biscuit, and some fruity esters. Taste is balanced. Slightly toasted biscuit with some pilsner qualities, and traditional/German hops. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Slightly creamy/fuller mouth feel with a soft carbonation. Overall a very approachable beer for most. Classic flavours with a a refreshing drinkability.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayaron (116) - ISRAEL - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Clear light yellow with small white head. Nice hoppy aroma, fruity, light malty, onion, root Vegetables. Nice hoppy flavor, light honey sweetnss, oion, fresh and clean. Medium carbonation. Light to medium body. Bitter aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2409) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. Gold with an inch of white head. Aroma of hay, flowers, a little peach and lemon, spices. Lightish bodied, high carbonation is a bit much for me. Restrained fruit and hay, dry and bitter finish with lingering floral and peppery notes. A little too austere and too bubbly, but a good, sharpening beer..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2229) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
8/15/2014. From bottle. Golden yellow with a white head. Floral, hoppy aromas with light fruit and grain. Refreshing and bitter. not bad at all.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (1990) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2014
Keg at the Rake. Light apricot and peach. Not so exciting. Light graininess. Little bit sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (1748) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle 355ml. Pours clear blond with low-medium white head. Aroma is of citrus, hay, sugar, some flowers. Taste is of grain, citrus, sugar, bitterness. Palate: Light-medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Good. Straight-forward. No major flaw.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ynot2 (5) - - AUG 13, 2014 does not count
Slightly hazy amber with little carbonation. Mild citrus on the nose, and some sweet fruit on the palate. Easy drinking and decent flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontape (279) - Valley Village, California, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle. Nice stuff. Reminds me of a hoppy pils or kolsch -- drinks very clean and easy. Solid hop presence both on the nose and taste. Dry, pleasantly bitter and overall very enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jbuzz (752) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2014
is it rather bland meal swiped hops on the finish otherwise no distinguishing flavors light in color sim quickly disappearing head.


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