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RATINGS: 779   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Pours a clear gold with a small off-white head. Aroma has a significant peppery hop tang along with grass, subtle citrus, and burnt hay. Flavor begins with grass, hay, and immediate dry bitterness from the hops. Pepper and grass follow suit and become the finishing qualities along with a strong bitterness and dryness. Light bodied and easy to drink. Good stuff, seems tailor-made for a lot of the forum posters who hate sweet malts paired with hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (4358) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Rated at Brew Bern 2012. This was a surprisingly good beer. Good hoppy tones to it up front and a smooth easy drink. Glad I found this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2012
This is fantastic. The nose is intense grapefruit hops and notes of other citrus fruits. The beer is a bright clear golden with a small white foam cap. The taste is again intense grapefruit, but without excessive bitterness. Smooth with a decidedly crisp and refreshing finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2012 Nice pleasant malt flavor and golden. lasting head. flavor is floral hops and some fruitiness with lots of biscuit and toasty malt flavors that ruin it for me. bleh with the biscuit malts.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2012
My new favorite beer of summer. Light, crisp, easy drinking, and perfect for a day at the ballpark!

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
thedm (5938) - Fredonia, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2012
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of frothy fine to medium sized white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a uncarbonated transparent yellow colored body. The aroma was malty and musty. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of corn hops and malt. Not one that I would likely buy again. A miss for Victory in my opinion.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Soft lemon honey on nose. Clear yellow. Flowers fruit hops. Crisp and clean drinkable. Nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_Saro (1) - - JUN 22, 2012 does not count
Bottle poured in chilled pint. Light yet crazy flavorful. A saviour in a season of summer shandys. Must try.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Bottle. Nice spicy hops bite on the nose above a nondescript yellow body. Flavor is half American Pale Ale, half pale lager, with a hoppy finish. Flavorful and built for sessions. Good stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Aroma is moderate, golden in color. Taste had strong hops. Had a strong finish. Lasted several minutes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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