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Summer Love - Victory Brewing Company

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1,736 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,736
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 46
Gots: 201 | 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: 1,736 | Reviews: 366 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of glowsun
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

glowsun, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of Theorganizer81
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Theorganizer81, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of mjr2377
4/5  rDev +7.5%

mjr2377, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of SawDog505
3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass. Pours a hazy straw yellow, with a half inch of white that clings some to the glass. Smell citrus, grass, biscuit, and some clove. Taste is a little different than smell, some lemon bitterness and sweeter than I would have expected, definitely more hoppy than I expected, in a odd way. Body is medium, plenty of life, not dry, and easy enough drinking. This is unique and strangely good.

SawDog505, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of dejrrma
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

dejrrma, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of HopBrain
4/5  rDev +7.5%

HopBrain, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of andrewinski1
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pilsner glass. The color is light straw; mostly clear. There is a large sticky white head.

The aroma has a nice dose of zesty European hops. I don't really get much malty notes in the aroma.

The taste is light in malt flavor with tons of grassy hops through and through. The finish is slightly vegetal, making for a seemingly dry finish.

This is light bodied, crisp and refreshing. This might not be a great "blonde" ale but I like it. It's got a nice refreshing hop flavor that is a nice addition to a light summer ale.

andrewinski1, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of casualfan
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

casualfan, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a lighter golden color with a nice billowy white head. The head has a moderate amount of lacing and leave a medium level of lacing on the glass.

Smell – The aroma is mainly of a lighter bready nature with some lemon citrus and a light pine hop aroma.

Taste – The taste begins almost entirely malt based. Flavors of bread and biscuit are on the tongue. Hop flavors then start working their way into the taste. It begins with some citrus and then some pine begins working its way into the flavor. The taste overall is more on the dry side and makes for some easy drinking slightly bitter flavors.

Mouthfeel – The body is on the lighter to medium side with the carbonation level being just slightly above average. Both make it very drinkable and enjoyable.

Overall – A good session brew that is easy to drink while hanging out and sitting around with friends or just watching the game on TV.

Darkmagus82, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of raythealeman
4/5  rDev +7.5%

raythealeman, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of garymuchow
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice soft hop presence. Fresh and enjoyable. Firm pale malt backing.
Rather cloudy yellws with small white cap.
Nice creamy feel and more of a hop forward beer than most this style. Nonetheless, balanced nicely with a slightly bigger bitterness than typical leading to a long finish. Firm malt backing but also in the flavor.
This is a pretty bold beer for style. Bigger and richer than many and more flavorful than most.
Enjoyable.

garymuchow, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of Tank77
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Tank77, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of Casterbridge
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Casterbridge, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 6/26/2012 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI, served in a US pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains citrus, light caramelized malts and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a strong but not over-powering hops presence comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to pound down for a while.

TheManiacalOne, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of denimdemon
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

denimdemon, Jul 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

SFC21, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of Fran
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Fran, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of JackieTH
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours light golden, good clarity, smallish head of white, laces up decently. Smell is earthy, mild malt. Taste is pleasant, nicely balanced bitterness and mild biscuit malt give it an almost crisp presence, very lightly lemony and citric. Wet and refreshing across the palate with a medium light but well crafted body. Moderate carbonation imparts the correct feel to the flavor profile. Certainly one of the best blonde ales I've had.

JackieTH, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of tdm168
4.23/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Leesville Tap Room.

A - copper gold with a thin white head that has no retention

S - piny, herbal hop notes

T - piny, herbal, spicy, citrusy hop character with some faint malts in the background

M - light to medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a decent beer for a summer offering. It has a solid hop character and great drinkinability. I'll definitely try this out again.

tdm168, Jul 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

JupiterJesus, Jul 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

dsalac, Jul 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

rcjennings, Jul 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

KMcG, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of jda007
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

jda007, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 05, 2012
Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,736 ratings.