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RATINGS: 722   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2011
12oz Bottle, won in beer tasting at ABC. Fresh, malty aroma. Flavors are crisp, clean and bright, with a breezy freshness. Surprised at how flavorful this beer is. Where most Golden Ales are listless, flawed, too chewy or with distracting side notes, this one is very drinkable. Nice hoppy flavor mid-taste. Light-to-medium body. Average carbonation. Clean finish. I really look forward to each sip. Solid work. I had not been a big fan of victory til now, but I think more of them after this offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miyauchi38 (980) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Summer lager. ほんのり甘く&

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KeefOz (1223) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2015
BB 22 DEC 2015. Poured a clear golden colour with a two-finger white foamy head that retained OK and laced OK. Carbonation moderate with fine to medium bubbles. Aroma with sweet malt plus citrus/lemon and hints of hops; all moderate and none over-powers the other. Taste subtly of lemon followed by a very slight bitterness. Light body. Crisp, refreshing, clean, light and smooth but a bit bland. Very much like many other macro-brewed golden ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vestlake (253) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Bottle pour. Kind of boring and I didn’t really like the hop taste. There are much better blond ale’s out there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2015
12 oz. bottle at a charity event. A little out of season but it beat the macro offerings available. Pours a clear yellow-gold with a small, lasting white head. Notes of tea, grass, crackery and slightly sweet biscuit malts, earth, faint toasted grain, and a light herbal note that may have gone down with time. Light-bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a smooth, earthy, grassy mouthfeel. Good for the style, although I need to try it fresher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (12285) - Hasborn, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2015
12 fl. oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy golden colour with a mid sized white head. Aroma of fresh hops, tropical fruits. Taste is very hoppy, pale malt, grassy, mild tropical fruits, good!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jado (703) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2015
From can. Perfectly clear golden body with a thin white head and lively carbonation. Aromas are light - some crackers, grass and flowers. Taste is more interesting, with lime, lemon, a little banana and some cut grass. Finishes very cleanly as expected leaving a light grassy aftertaste. Straightforward easy drinking style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hershiser2 (1570) - 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 (1618) - 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 (175) - 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 (253) - 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.

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