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Summer Love - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,597
Reviews: 357
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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Bouleboubier

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4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(strangely, no best by date on label - poured into an Innis & Gunn stemmed fluted goblet)

A: clear-filtered sunshine yellow liquid with an open-structured, spongy white foam that lasts for a couple minutes after the initial pour... after the foam died a bit, the remaining pour brings a hilly crest above the glass, pillowy in form

S: soapy-flowery German hops come to the fore - I wanna say similar in character to their Hop Wallop - zesty, almost saffron spiciness in there as well (the Simcoe?)... background of lemon peel, and perhaps a faint pilsner malt deep down... the Citra may only provide a delicate, spruce-y highlight

T: zippy-hoppy up front, a touch of honeyish malt, and then it just drops off dry with that perfumy, soapy-floral element wafting on the palate... with subsequent sips, the spicy, piney, soft bitterness of the hops take over... the malt stays a bit back coming across with a mild, dry shortbread flavor... sort of a lemon meringue real late in the aftertaste

M: this drinks like a mix between a German and Czech pils - somewhat sharp-drop dryness mixed with a chalky-soft, fluffy, and fuller malt body... the hops seem to project a menthol cooling sensation

O: I feel like I've had this beer before - Victory tweaked some older recipe to create this... they do well with their German ingredients, adding a touch of this US hop and that... I could see drinking 2-3 of these at a BBQ this summer

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 02:11:55 | More by Bouleboubier
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Serving type: bottle

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Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,597 ratings.