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Summer Love - Victory Brewing Company

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1,767 Ratings
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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:
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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4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Vicotry Summer Love was commissioned by the Philadelphia Tourism Bureau (called With Love, Philadelphia XOXO) for Philly Beer Week 2010. Their hope was to create a beer with mass appeal. Draft only, though they bottled it once for Philly Beer Scene magazine.

I had a pint served at Frontier Saloon. Even though almost every beer served up in this place looks like the head is MIA, you cannot refuse Summer Love its rightful head. Simply amazing! This beer is a beautiful golden color that is as clear as can be. The thick, rich white head shows off the endless carbonation. Not to mention, it sticks all over the glass, something you don't see too often in pubs.

Even a smoke-filled saloon such as Frontier cannot mask the scent of floral, lemony hops wafting off of Summer Love. It smells like a toned down Hop Wallop. The beer is an accentuation of the All-American Citra hop.

With a smell like that, and Victory's line-up of bitter beers, I am expecting an IBU bomb! Surprise! There is no serious bitterness here. Yes, there is some hop flavor up front, but the large majority of this drink is smooth and even. A very well balanced beer!! Gentle bitterness in the finish compliments the malty middle of this beer. Tastes extra fresh.

The carbonation is quite lively, and creates a very refreshing libation. The mouthfeel is smooth and finishes dry. I find this to be quite sessionable. I could drink this all night and all the next morning....

Try this if you can find it in your local tavern.

MusicaleMike, Aug 10, 2010
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A: Pale & golden, sticky lacing, a fingers worth of foam 'til the last gulp.

S: Earthy, lemon-y, grassy, and dirty.

T: Lot of lemon, spicy, dry aftertaste. Lite Prima Pils, almost. Light biscuit-y malts, but the hops were the highlight here. Wonderful.

M: Very refreshing on a hot day here. Hoppier than most American Blonde ales, though.

O: Worthy of multiple purchases, very quaffable and flat out great.

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