Summer Love - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,940
Reviews: 390
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 64
Gots: 332 | 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.
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Ratings: 1,940 | Reviews: 390
Photo of Ri0
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A simple summer beer with a taste of grain, grass, and earthy hops. Easy to enjoy on a nice warm sunny day.

Photo of Urk1127
2.82/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Grapefruit. Citrus peel. Sharp. Musty. Did not like this very much.

Photo of confer
4.24/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a perfect summer beer. Lightly hopped and very refreshing

Photo of Zeplover2010
4.23/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

light, refreshing, been a summer staple ever since I first had it

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
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The citra and simcoe hops tie into the smooth malt finish nicely.

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.

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Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,940 ratings.