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Summer Love - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,767
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 47
Gots: 210 | 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:
Malt: imported 2 row German malts

Hops: whole flower Tettnang Tettnang, Simcoe and Citra hops

ABV: 5.2%

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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Reviews by undeadozzy:
Photo of undeadozzy
4.58/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought a sixer from the local beer store, never even heard of this beer before I bought it, and I usually keep up on this stuff! Now, I can't have a proper summer without this unique and refreshing beer in my life!

A - Pours a golden yellow with some deep bronze hues and a very nice foamy head on top that left lots of lacing on my pint glass. Lots of carbonation, but nothing overkill, it all goes great together.

S - Incredibly unique scent. Smells, well, like summer. Picking up some scents of peanuts and some salty buttery popcorn maybe, almost a cracker jack-y kinda scent. Don't forget the citrus, some pine, that relaxing grassy scent and of course THE HOPS! Oh boy, those noble hops smell great with the other scents. Wish they'd make a candle out of this smell so I could have it in my house.

T - Very deep and complex. Sharp bite from the hops and citrus, some buttery saltiness from what honestly tastes like peanuts and popcorn, and that nice refreshing almost IPA-like finish. Great beer for a hot summer day.

M - Nothing too impressive here, feels like a typical beer. Some frothiness, a little bit of velvety smoothness, but other than that it feels like a standard beer.

O - Victory's done it again! I've yet to have a bad beer from Victory, and this one keeps that streak going! Perfect for a hot summer day, it really does taste like they've bottled summer itself up into a bottle, and I don't feel as though I can officially have a "good" summer any longer until I grab a case of this to drink. Great beer!

undeadozzy, May 08, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Mellow in Greensboro.Poured into a standard pint a clear light golden with a sticky 1/2 finger bone white head.Citric and herbal hops dominate the nose along with a toasted malt base,really liked the big play on the hops.Flavors of citrusy hops provide the main flavor component along with light herbalness,a dryer toasty malt base holds true to the finish.This is a great summer beer,a great hop profile and very drinkable,well done Victory.

oberon, Jun 21, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

braugon, May 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Zakk, Jun 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

TB2012, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

npala86, Jun 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Tiernan, Jul 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

woodchipper, May 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Shakerman, May 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Jimbo62, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of danthehopslamman
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

danthehopslamman, Aug 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

pengs68, May 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

csmartin6, Aug 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

heddar33, Sep 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

SunDevilBeer, May 08, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
2.38/5  rDev -36%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold with a big rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is honey, malts and a little noble hops.

The flavor is grainy malts and grassy hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with light smooth carbonation.

Overall, an OK subdued hoppier blonde ale. Not too exciting.

Beaver13, Sep 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

TTripp725, Jul 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

nstroup, May 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

SmellsofMahagony, Jun 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Fcip78, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Doomcifer, Jul 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Guden, Jun 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

BuckeyeSlim, May 27, 2014
Photo of Billolick
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, without freshness info.

Pour is clear, dull golden amber. Loose, eggshell white head, Leaves some minor spots of lacing.

Light spice of peppery hops on the nose.

Pleasantly light, crisp and hopped up blond.
Quite dry, bready malts, more pepper infused hops. Quite enjoyabe, as the label says "at the ball park or under a shade tree"

A lot of flavor and character in a lighter bodied beer. Fine summer drinking.

Billolick, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of tigg924
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, light yellow in color, clear, high carbonation

Smell: piney and citrus hops

Taste: piney hops with some grassiness

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, light bodied, bitter, but not overly so with light sweetness in the back

Overall: Very drinkable, bitter beer that I see as a good lawnmower beer. I could have a couple or just as well pass. Decent, not great

tigg924, Jul 14, 2011
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Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,767 ratings.