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Summer Love - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
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1,824 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,824
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 47
Gots: 237 | 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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2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

Photo of Beaver13
2.38/5  rDev -35.8%
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.

Photo of TheBigParade
2.48/5  rDev -33.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of Golden32
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of mmink27
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of VeganUndead
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of Cook82
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of patjohnfive
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of MightiestBeard
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of gloveman
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of Antg8989
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of timmy2b
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of Beerchaeology
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of seedyone
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

05/22/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Nothing special. Hops are upfront which leaves me out of the favorable group. Ahhh...yes...summer love. Soon to be forgotten.

Photo of Kornoms
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of OtisCampbell007
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of jtennyson99
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of garuda
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Fresh bottle
A - Clear gold, fluffy white head that has good retention and some lacing.

S/T - Hops are up front on this one. Pine, a little grapefruit, but as it warms, cat piss-soaked carpet starts to emerge and totally takes away from the rest of the drink.

M - Light body, crisp clean dry finish.

O - Ugh. Started out well, but barely drinkable by the end. Maybe I'm super sensitive to a hop variety they used in this, or just cat piss in general, because I'm surprised not many other reviewers have picked it out.

Photo of SoupKitchenBeerSnob
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of dacrza1
2.58/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

DATE REVIEWED: August 1, 2014... GLASSWARE: pint... OCCASION: finding a new favorite show in Drunk History at State College...APPEARANCE: pale, almost wan, weak yellow car body; pillowy white, single-finger head that thins rather quickly... AROMA: sharp banana; damp yeasts with some funk--a wet blanket? noticeably light malt scents--not very alluring ... PALATE: medium-bodied; oily and palpably gritty; smooths out over the course of the glass draining; refreshing overall ... TASTE: light, spritzy lemon; a bit doughy for an ale; the funk in the aroma bleeds into the taste--odd dish detergent lingers... OVERALL: an oddly spotty offering from Victory--sharp and slightly abrasive with the overall experience rounding out the profile with some acceptance, but a mix of scents and tastes that do not seem to coexist peacefully... light enough to fit the season, but not large enough to occupy attention or demand a revisit....

Photo of Vashtar
2.6/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

HOPS
The appearance is... Sadly, I drank it from a bottle.

The aroma is pleasant, but I couldn't detect anything special.

The taste was very hoppy. It was overpowering.

The mouthfeel was flat and thin after 8 sips

Overall, this beer was way too bitter for me.

Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,824 ratings.