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Summer Love - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,828 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,828
Reviews: 367
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 47
Gots: 244 | 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:
Beer added by: Soonami on 07-11-2010

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.
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Photo of rapayn01
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

I had this about a week ago and likely won't have it again. I'm a big fan of other Victory offerings, but I prefer their other hoppier styles. That's not surprising since I don't usually favor blonde ales.

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3.4/5  rDev -8.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.68/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of arizcards
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%

Picked up a single in early June from Total Wine for $1.99. Enjoy By 9-9-2014.

Beer poured golden with an OK white head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose has hints of citrus on top of the malt bill.

Taste was surprisingly hop forward. Floral and citrus are meld in nicely with the malt bill but linger in the after taste. Well done.

Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated and refreshing.

Overall this is a really nice summer beer. Light and refreshing but a lot of flavor. Nicely done.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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1.4/5  rDev -62.3%

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4.44/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.06/5  rDev -17.5%

BB 20 Nov 14 bottle at 40degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of light malt
Head small (1.2 cm), off white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 4 mm ring and broken I mm layer
Lacing virtually none – very few very small islands of tiny bubbles
Body light yellow, hazy
Flavor of lightly toasted malt, slight hops bitterness; no hops flavor, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 3, Aroma 3.25, Flavor 3, Palate 3, Overall 3.06. Final weighted score: 3.0625
An OK ale, nothing special.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.04/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.12/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,828 ratings.