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RATINGS: 742   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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3.7
   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfontana (570) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Taster pour at Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America. Appearance is clear, pale yellow with 1/2 finger-width fizzy white head. Aroma is bitter, pilsner malts/German hops. Taste is predominantly bitter, with malt character and corn. Palate is medium bodied, average texture, average-to-lively carbonation with bitter finish. Overall, hop dryness and bitterness that are not my cup of tea.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (6396) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2016
Draught at Ölrepubliken, Göteborg, Sweden. Clear golden, medium white head. Bready malt, herbal hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brigg (598) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2016
(Bottle) Clear, light yellow body with a small white head. Pale malt, straw aroma; floral and white wine notes. Light body. Moderately bitter, mildly sweet; grain, light grass and lemon.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (17152) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2016
Draught at Red Lion, Göteborg. Golden beer with a decent offwhite head. Hoppy citrus and grass aroma, biscuits, hay, floral notes. Hoppy grassy flavor, citrus, bready notes. Quite ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (11071) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2016
12oz bottle. Poured a yellow color with an averaged sized head. Some citrus, earthiness, grass, and some breadiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2889) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 5, 2016
Appearance: yellow with a decent white head. Aroma: mildly hoppy, some lemon and grass too. Flavour: similar, nice mildly tangy hops with a good long lemongrass finish. Simple and nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1626) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Pours golden with a white head. Citrus aroma with earthy hops. Flavor is crisp citrus with slight biscuit malt and grapefruit and earthy hop finish. Really nice summer beer. Really great label.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
elbernays (1162) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 28, 2016
Can from mchughs. Pours cloudy gold. Yeast, bread, dough aroma. Flavor follows nose with some banana hints.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5470) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Pours clear golden with a white head. The aroma has pale malt, light spicy hops and an overriding brightness. It has a crisp body with decent amount of micro carbonation. It starts with dry crackers, woody/herbal hops and fresh grass. The finish has a touch of sulfur. Taste like pilsner meets ale. Really good.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VAYankee (344) - Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Clear yellow color with a short, white foamy head. Hoppy aroma including grass, a touch of lemon and a little bit of malt. Tastes tart and hoppy, a little bready, and still a touch of lemon. Moderately bitter dry hop finish. Palate - between light and medium bodied, above average carbonation. Overall there are a lot of other, better summer beers out there to choose from.


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