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Summer Love - Victory Brewing Company

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1,595 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,595
Reviews: 356
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 48
Gots: 145 | 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:
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 added by: Soonami on 07-11-2010)
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DevilDogBeer

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Summer Love is a great seasonal offering from Victory Brewing. It has the flavor and robustness of an ale but is smooth like a lager. The pour is a great tan color with a white heqd of mediu, bubbles. The head is about one finger amf turns to wisps as you drink, but laces the glass for the whole beer.

The smell is spot on with peppery amd spicy hops dominating. A light yeast aroma can be detected but it mostly the aroma hops from the brew.

The taste is slightly sweet on the tongue with a hop spice toward the end. The hops linger lightly aftet the sip and leave a nice clean aftertaste.

Summer Love has a great summer beer mouthfeel. It is smooth but not thin and doesn't leave a sticky aftertaste. Good for lunch, dinner, or a session!

Summer Love is a great summer offering from Victory. The taste is good and well balanced. The beer is smooth but not thin and can serve as a refresher or a session beer. If you come across this brew in any form during it's short summer "vacation", be sure to grab one and experience the Love!

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 01:41:12 | More by DevilDogBeer
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Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,595 ratings.