RATINGS: 790   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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 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 isn’t 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.

Voodoo (665) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2017
Pours a clear golden with little head......aroma of sweet bread.....taste is clean, fair mouthfeel, crisp finish, pale malt flavor comes through with little else....points for being an easily drinkable brew albeit little else.

commonshawn (1256) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2017
12oz can. Straw color. Plain aroma. Taste is a bit skunky. Light medium body. Finish is dissapointing. Might have been something wrong with it, but didn’t enjoy it.

NachlamSie (3479) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2017
Pint at Atomic Cowboy. This is a pretty clear golden ale. A little woodsy hop nose has mild notes of citrus and crackery malt. The mouthfeel is on the fuller end of the style, but it’s still light enough. Flavor has notes of dough, seems predominantly pilsner malt but there’s a little something extra. This isn’t overly hoppy for a blonde ale, but has a solid bite to it. Finshes medium dry.

katrinaez (2013) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2017
Golden color and earthy hop aroma, light hoppy taste, a little grassy, easy summer drinking, bottle.

tia (2215) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2017
Tap at Public House. Pale golden with dissipating head. Light grapefruit aroma. Light bitter flavor. Dry.

Palme (4807) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2017
On tap @ Mudville 9. This is a near clear golden looking one, a small almost casky white soft lacing head on the top. Mild sweet aroma. Trace of apples, it’s floral, mild fruity and in general mild. Nice though. It’s super super watery in the mouth, almost like drinking water and the carbonation is soft to average. Thin caramelly, a gentle bitterness. Some traces of melony fruits. Easy to drink, summery bit a tad boring. 13.06.2015

drostj (113) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Bottle. Disappointing. Very weak flavor - tasted watered down. Slight hop flavor and not much else. Sorry I bought a whole six-pack.

hopsolicious (4) - - MAY 15, 2017 does not count
Lovely color and fluffy white head with nice lacing. Very enjoyabe beer from Victory. Perfect for a sunny afternoon on the deck after cutting my lawn. A good pizza beer, too. Well done. I will buy more. Thanks, Victory.

westknife (108) - New York City, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2017
I had one of these. It wasn’t in the summer. But I felt love. In my heart.

meccahh69lol (217) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - APR 22, 2017
Ah, summer love. Pours a generic golden color and the head obscured the wheaty aroma until it fizzled down. The taste is smooth and lightly hoppy, with a crisp dry finish. Might taste better in the can, honestly... we poured it into a glass for rating of appearance and aroma purposes, but it seemed a bit more flavorful before. Overall, a solid sessionable beer-- easy drinking with enough flavor to keep it interesting. Good for coming home after errands with tummies full of pancakes, more beer, and cheap Justin Bieber t-shirts.

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