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Summer Love - Victory Brewing Company

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1,507 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,507
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 48
Gots: 117 | 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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baldmasterflex

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Found this at Sam's in West Chester. Really suprised to see this in bottles, i thought it was a small volume, keg only seasonal. $12.50 for a six pack, which i would expect to spend on something with a double preceding the style name.

The beer pours a super-thin pale yellow with a very small white head. Lacing is plentyful, though not sticky. Head stays patchy in the center of the glass.

The smell is good, immediately reminded me of their hop wallop. Very sharp and grapefruity.

Taste was a light and buttery "hop wallop" light. Citrus and grapefruit, with a little sweetness.

Mouthfeel is super light, dry and crisp wich makes drinking it addictive.

Overall, its good and very drinkable. More citrus than sweet, which i love. But im not completely sold, id like it to have more body and punch. A decent beer, and i appreciate Victory's recent push to start bottling and distributing a wider range of styles.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2011 02:48:36 | More by baldmasterflex
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Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,507 ratings.