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Summer Love - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,924
Reviews: 385
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 64
Gots: 324 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Soonami on 07-11-2010

Composition
Malt: imported 2 row German malts

Hops: whole flower Tettnang Tettnang, Simcoe and Citra hops

ABV: 5.2%

Flavor
With the sublime, earthy familiarity of noble European hops backed up by fresh, clean German malts, Summer Love Ale ends with a surprising burst of lemony refreshment from fistfuls of American whole flower hops. Love Summer, now.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,924 | Reviews: 385
Photo of Scarycarrie1
2.76/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Skunk smell. Okay flavor. Crisp.

Photo of asuburbanman
4.49/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Good session beer for summer. It's not overly hoppy or overly fruity. Right balance of what I look for during summer

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.08/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L- solid look. Would look again.
S-lemon. Not as strong as pine-sol.
T-fruity, semi bitter. Grapefruit taste with a hint of lemon.
F- feels like a beer. A bit too frothy.

Photo of SchluessMuenster
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great beer if you prefer em hoppy, but its above 80 degrees out. This beer is super drinkable with just enough bitterness.

Photo of Jojosaute
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- a golden yellow. Bright color. 1 finger head.
S- I sorta get where people say it smells of hay but I smell a sour spoiled sent. Like a sour fairy smell. I have only smelled sweet hay.
T- a little tang. A little wheat beer flavor to me minus the clove and orange taste.
M- nothing to really get excited about here.
O- not for me. But don't want to skewer it here. I'm sure plenty of people could get into it. I don't like the taste.

Photo of DrewsBrews450
3.13/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Looks great clear and blonde with splotchy lace.. A/T grassy, hay, harsh biterness.. Light body.. Just not feeling this to much.. It's ok

Photo of CAC329
2.51/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Looked like it was going to be a great refreshing summer ale but it was just average with an odd aftertaste.

Photo of fx20736
4.21/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brilliantly clear like apple juice, same color. Snow white head, nice lacing. Lovely aroma like spearmint, fresh hay. Taste is slightly spicy likea hybrid of German and West Coast Hops. Original, Summery, delicious.

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.47/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Decent beer. Forgettable though. Not victorys best brew.

Photo of XsoldoutX
2.93/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It's an okay summer brew. I was expecting something more from Victory. Certainly not worth the $12 you'd pay for a sixer of this here in South Philly.

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hop forward blonde ale
nice earthy and floral smell
Balanced
Great summer session beer!

Photo of jancona
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful light straw color and abundant lacing. Smell is floral hops and lemon candy. Taste follows with a very dry, bitter finish. Good session beer!

Photo of hopsputin
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a: its a clear straw yellow color, with a thin 1/4 bright white head

s: straw, crackery sweet malt, a light strawberry, slight juicy toffee

t: its crisp right as it hits the tongue. taste is pale crackery malts, caramel, lemongrass, a nice (yet faint) grainy/earthy/grassy flavor. on the back is a very mellow teabag-like bitterness, with a floral hop note

m: its on the heavier side of light. medium carbonation

o: its a crisp, light, and non-offensive beer. its the kind of beer that a seasoned beer drinker, or a craft-rookie could like. as the name suggests, it definitely works for a summer afternoon. its a grainy, sweet, and light beer. easy to drink, and easy to put a few back

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

RB

12oz from Brewers Haven.. Clear straw golden, wispy white head... Grainy pale malt and light grassy hops. Sorta sweet finish... No flaws really, but just nothing I will ever seek out again.

3.75/3.75/3.5/3.5/3.75

Photo of HGildemeister
4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great beer with a Grilled Chicken Sandwhich!

Photo of Drinkup27
4.19/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Was more hoppy then expected but hey, it's by Victory. Not an overbearing hoppy bitterness that has left me not liking hop beers. This is tolerable for those that are not hop lovers! A great summer beer. Light and refreshing.

Photo of Mikerea1671
4.95/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Excellent summer seasonal, great taste and smell

Photo of ThomasJ25
3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A good summer beer. Not my favorite but if it's available, I will search it out.

Photo of almostjay
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Best in style in my opinion.

Photo of BryantForestry
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Great Label, Great Beer
- well done Victory
Go Astros

Photo of rapayn01
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

I had this about a week ago and likely won't have it again. I'm a big fan of other Victory offerings, but I prefer their other hoppier styles. That's not surprising since I don't usually favor blonde ales.

Photo of arizcards
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%

Picked up a single in early June from Total Wine for $1.99. Enjoy By 9-9-2014.

Beer poured golden with an OK white head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose has hints of citrus on top of the malt bill.

Taste was surprisingly hop forward. Floral and citrus are meld in nicely with the malt bill but linger in the after taste. Well done.

Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated and refreshing.

Overall this is a really nice summer beer. Light and refreshing but a lot of flavor. Nicely done.

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.06/5  rDev -17.5%

BB 20 Nov 14 bottle at 40degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of light malt
Head small (1.2 cm), off white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 4 mm ring and broken I mm layer
Lacing virtually none – very few very small islands of tiny bubbles
Body light yellow, hazy
Flavor of lightly toasted malt, slight hops bitterness; no hops flavor, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 3, Aroma 3.25, Flavor 3, Palate 3, Overall 3.06. Final weighted score: 3.0625
An OK ale, nothing special.

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.15/5  rDev +11.9%

Served on tap into a nonic glass.

A- Poured a very clear and light pale yellow color with lots of streaming carbonation, white frothy head left glass-coating lace.

S- Bug burst of citrusy hops and lemon-grass notes. It smells like Amarillo hops.

T- Big bright citrusy and grapefruit hops balanced with a really nice cracker malt backbone. Some pungent hop character on the finish, but it does not linger.

M- Super refreshing, dry, medium body, and smooth.

O- This is really nice hopped-up summer beer that is very refreshing.

Photo of etoimazo
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Victory Summer Love has an ABV of 5.2% and is referred to as a Golden Ale on the brewer’s website.

Appearance: Very pale straw color, slightly cloudy, with a thin had that laces a bit

Smell: A light malt aroma comes through first and persists through a hint of noble or European hops

Taste: Reminiscent of a Kölsch, with German hops coming through an intentionally malty profile, but hoppier. An American hop bitterness persists in the finish, but the malt backbone hangs in also. This is NOT what I expected from its light, thin pour.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly malty, a bit yeasty, and more substantial than I’d expect of an American Blonde Ale

Overall: A good beer for a summer evening – refreshing, not too distracting, and yet worth paying some attention to

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Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,924 ratings.