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Summer Love - Victory Brewing Company

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1,565 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,565
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 47
Gots: 134 | 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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Ratings: 1,565 | Reviews: 354 | Display Reviews Only:
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

07-19-2013 01:43:21 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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lisahope27

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

07-04-2013 01:26:45 | More by lisahope27
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

05-12-2013 19:57:23 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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bshiban

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

05-29-2013 21:56:47 | More by bshiban
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yankinwis

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

08-16-2012 00:30:26 | More by yankinwis
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Kerne

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

04-19-2014 18:10:06 | More by Kerne
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VaporDome

New York

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

05-11-2014 01:24:24 | More by VaporDome
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hAle2theWort

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

07-18-2014 23:45:55 | More by hAle2theWort
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Garlicjosh

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

07-22-2012 23:34:24 | More by Garlicjosh
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Buddance

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

06-13-2014 01:23:35 | More by Buddance
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jmcgahran1

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

06-03-2012 03:29:44 | More by jmcgahran1
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beernads

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

02-07-2013 06:36:40 | More by beernads
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fredmugs

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

01-09-2013 20:17:01 | More by fredmugs
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lauries444

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

05-29-2014 01:57:44 | More by lauries444
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craftbrew502

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

06-09-2014 18:45:12 | More by craftbrew502
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

07-20-2014 23:01:35 | More by XmnwildX12
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mooseisloose

Florida

2.76/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Part of a pick your own sixer from the market. It is still summer just barely, so lets give it a whirl. Popping the top I get a very earthy dandelion like hoppiness. Pouring into my SAPP this brew is a bright yellow with a big bubble white creamy top head. On the taste the hoppiness prevails up front, not bitter but very bright and sharp with a thin maltiness behind it that doesn't diminish the sharpness of the hops. A different hop belt very yerba like and sweet yet strong. Not really my kind of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 17:32:39 | More by mooseisloose
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Wadsey

Indiana

2.83/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Summer Love

Served in New Belgium globe glass

A: Pours clear straw/gold with a small white head that has little retention. Vibrant effervescence. 

S: Bready malts, a whiff of sulfur, lemony zest. Light spiciness, too. 

T: Relatively sweet on the front end with a toasty malt kick. Off note of paper joins hay and grass at mid palate. Sulfur shows up, too. Light bitterness tidies up mess and dares you to take another drink. 

M: Light body and medium carbonation. 

O: The more I drink the less I love Summer Love. I understand that the style calls for a malt-forward approach, but the paper and hay indicate something is amiss. 

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 00:01:21 | More by Wadsey
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olimpia84

Florida

2.9/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Got this on tap served on a pint glass. Appearance was pale yellow and somewhat translucent; you could tell a bit of haziness through the body of the beer. Very small head that surprisingly remained for a while, excellent decorative lacing.

It was hard to judge the smell on this beer because it was very faint but from what I could gather you could tell some garden and minty aromas. Taste was also very herbal and minty, a bit medicinal as well with some metallic taste mixed into it. Decent carbonation. Overall, a decent beer to freshen up a little during hot days but lacking some tones and variety in the taste.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2011 05:41:54 | More by olimpia84
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Agold

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours with about a half inch of white fluffy head, which dissipates leaving some spotty lacing on the side of the glass. It is a clear brilliant golden beer. Very nice looking. There is something weird happening in the nose. Something making me think I maybe got a bad bottle. there is a little bit of an odd maybe rubberband aroma masking some grainyness and a bit of herby hops. Kind of offputting, and making me not look forward to taking that first sip. After that aroma smacked me in the face, the flavor is surprisingly not that bad. Has a lot of herbey hops and nice grainy malt character. There is a very mild mirroring of that problem from the aroma, but it is not very present. The mouthfeel isn't overly light, which makes me suspect that this is not an infection, but it is a little bit astringent. Light medium body with ok carbonation. I really don't know what to make of this beer. It didn't make me want to get another, but I would like to see if this was a bad bottle or if this is really what this beer is like.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 03:09:08 | More by Agold
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witster18

Tennessee

2.98/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Blondes are tough to review because there is so little to most of them, but while I think many of you might think this is harsh, there just isn't much here to set this apart.

Pours light gold... looks like a coors light...
Whispy head does not last. Taste grainey, sweet, some lemon notes and some alcohol backbone. THis may be the shortest review in history.

I have two stoudt's gold's in the fridge, thankfully...

I love Victory beers, and drinkin at the ballpark... but I'm not sure this is much better than any average adjunct lager... give me an old style at wrigley for a third the price...

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2011 20:54:39 | More by witster18
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -19.6%

05-08-2014 19:55:53 | More by SunDevilBeer
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.6%

07-02-2013 13:40:21 | More by JMS1512
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rworkman

Alabama

3/5  rDev -19.6%

05-22-2014 15:03:09 | More by rworkman
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Bieniek30

New York

3/5  rDev -19.6%

05-07-2013 00:58:21 | More by Bieniek30
Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,565 ratings.