RATINGS: 777   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Star80 (40) - Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Best by sept 26th 2013. A- Pours out a very clear golden lager color, deeper-gold with lots and lots of bubbles in a somewhat frothy, sticky head. S - Wow this is one of the most grapefruit forward beers I've ever had. I mean literally smells like fresh grapefruit when you cut it in half and are about to eat it. Also smelling some grassy hops as well as some bready malts. T- Taste is rather complex mix of citrus grapefruit and some grassy herbal hops. Also some sweet malt in there, very lager like. P- The pallet is rather full but not overly rich making this pretty sessionalable and drinkable on a hot day. Bubbly, crisp and refreshing. O-Overall I'm not unfamiliar with this beer nor any of victories offerings. I had this beer last summer yet this year's version seems a little better, tweaked to be a little more hoppy. I'll definitely be buying much more this stuff as the weather warms up. What I like about it is it isn't hollowed out in the middle like a lot of newer, hoppy sessionable summer beers which are becoming fashionable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
furthur (985) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (6304) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5796) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandon1989 (513) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (4654) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4686) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (3444) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (4495) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2016
12oz can from Valhallas Goat. Rich yellow, good head. Corn hop aroma. Spicy healy hoppy flavour. Very sharp with citrus aftertaste. A very good very hoppy lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (2922) - Varberg, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2016
Fat. Guldfrgad med ett vitt skum. Dofter av citrus och grs. Smakinslag av citrus, karamell, brd, honung och en ltt rtighet. Riktigt bra balanserat.

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