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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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeEnIke (6) - - JUN 19, 2013
Aroma - Fruit and some spice. Smells crisp and fresh with just a tinge of alcohol content present. Smells better as the glass empties. Appearance - Clear and golden with a nice 1 finger head that persist throughout the majority of the session. Light in color to match the summery flavor. Taste - A medium amount of bitterness for a blond ale, but absolutely welcome. The hoppy scent is aided by the hoppy finish that lingers. Bitterness leaves a fresh taste that persists, but not too hoppy to resist throwing back a few. Tastes floral with a sweet caramel malt in the background. No off flavors I can recognize. Palate - Light and playful on the palate. Bitter finish that lasts, but isnt unpleasant. Light body, overall lighter beer with the perfect amount of carbonation and flavor for a summer day. Overall - Great beer that fits in well with hoppier golden ales. Akin to Victory Prima Pils in the bitter light ale sense, but clearly a different family of hops. Will be drinking this again.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (3525) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2017
Bottle from the craft beer advent calendar, courtesy of Pix. Blond with a white head. Mild grassy aroma. The taste has grassy citrus. Pretty average.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (9947) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2016
Can picked up from Wine Rack at Yarnton Nurseries, Yarnton, Oxon consumed at home Tuesday 13th December 2016 Pours pale gold with a small white head atop. A touch sweet on the nose, Ive had this for maybe three months now so perhaps the hoppiness has faded or wasnt really there in the first place? Moderately bitter but also a little sweetness, light fruity bite, some grassy hop, its ok but not really doing it for me. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
furthur (1053) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Bottle, lightly hazy yellow beer, bubbly white head. Aroma is peach, grass, hint of funk. Taste is malt, black pepper, honey. Palate is light, carbonation average.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (6488) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Many bottles over the years, this review is from 2011 with James Dad and Annie Fannon. Im guessing it was better then? Havent liked this in years even though hipsters do. Pours a clear golden with large white head. Notes of dry malt, grass, pine, grapefruit, caramel malt and corn. Drinkable back then but would never buy it these days.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5866) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Pale straw color with a moderate white head. Pale malt and herbal hops aromas. Flavors of pale malt, floral to herbal hops, and light citrus. A golden ale with German pils tendencies. 6/11

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandon1989 (530) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Pours a nice pale color with a medium white head. The aroma is some citrus and pine hops and the flavor is more of the same

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (4793) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2016
Can from Coppers, Newcastle. Straw coloured with a thick rocky head of white foam. It has a sweet lemon and toffee flavour with gentle floral notes on the grassy and zesty fruit finish. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4697) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle. Golden beer with a good head. The aroma is hopped with light citric and yeasty elements. The flavour is dry with some hops and yeastiness. Overall a reasonable golden beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (3447) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - SEP 20, 2016
Draft at Growler Guys: Yellow in color with a small white head. Mild aroma is sweet, a little malty and some faint floral hops. Tastes malty, grain, and a little herbal. More earthy than sweet. Refreshing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1788) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2016
Can(19-Sep-16)Light orange,straw floral aroma.Slight cloudy yellow,white head&suds lace.Citrus herbal flavour.Bitter orange herbal finish&light pepper grass citrus aftertaste.


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