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Summer Love - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,694
Reviews: 363
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 48
Gots: 183 | 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:
Malt: imported 2 row German malts

Hops: whole flower Tettnang Tettnang, Simcoe and Citra hops

ABV: 5.2%

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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3/5  rDev -19.4%

06-18-2012 22:55:26 | More by crobinso
Photo of jburke87

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-18-2012 19:09:50 | More by jburke87
Photo of Kadonny


3.98/5  rDev +7%

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

A: A yellowish straw color that is slightly murky with a two finger white fluffy head. Minimal glass lacing.

S: Grainy malts, lemon and grassy hops, some yeasty notes.

T: I got the lemon, light fruit and grassy flavors first coupled with some grainy and bready sweeter malts. Some yeast flavors poke through with some pepper and spicyness on the finish. Bitterness is full at the end and it's very dry. It leaves your mouth wanting more.

M: Light to medium, bitter, very dry and no noticeable alcohol. Great drinker.

O: This is a terrific summer beer that is perfect for this time of year. It's complex enough to keep you interested, but simple enough to be able to just sit down and have a few. Very refreshing.

This is a terrific summer beer that I will surely be drinking all summer long. I really liked this one and thankfully it's all over the shelves right now.

06-18-2012 18:14:10 | More by Kadonny
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-18-2012 14:21:15 | More by cclark67789
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-18-2012 01:44:18 | More by amstokesdb9
Photo of ng85


4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-17-2012 23:58:20 | More by ng85
Photo of Billolick

New York

3.98/5  rDev +7%

12 ounce bottle, without freshness info.

Pour is clear, dull golden amber. Loose, eggshell white head, Leaves some minor spots of lacing.

Light spice of peppery hops on the nose.

Pleasantly light, crisp and hopped up blond.
Quite dry, bready malts, more pepper infused hops. Quite enjoyabe, as the label says "at the ball park or under a shade tree"

A lot of flavor and character in a lighter bodied beer. Fine summer drinking.

06-17-2012 17:58:46 | More by Billolick
Photo of CheezyBlaster


4/5  rDev +7.5%

Snappy. Grassy! Light bodied but full flavored. Grainy malts up the middle. Mild, crisp bitterness keeps me sipping -reminds me of a lighter version of the hop profile they used for Prima Pils. Effervescent. Perfect, but dangerous summer beer. 5.2% doesn't seem like much. But, on a hot summer day? A cookout? I could drink these as if they were a 4%ish session beer, alll day, and end up feeling very poorly at the end of the day. Might be my new favorite summer beer.

06-15-2012 23:13:03 | More by CheezyBlaster
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-15-2012 17:19:25 | More by BeerHunter76
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-15-2012 03:07:24 | More by oscarthebrody
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-15-2012 02:31:24 | More by kjkinsey
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

06-14-2012 22:00:32 | More by Texasfan549
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-14-2012 13:36:07 | More by JVan
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West Virginia

3.78/5  rDev +1.6%

On tap served in pint glass at their brewery

A - Clear, pale with 1 finger white head with good retention and good lacing, nice bubbly head.

S - Lemon, herbal and peppery notes with light yeast aroma.

T - Follows nose, solid wheat backbone, a touch of yeast and alcohol, pretty light beer.

M - Light body, moderate-high carbonation, effervescent, crisp.

O - Nice summer beer, but lacks a lot of meat on the bones much like many beers in this style. Refreshing.

06-14-2012 00:05:53 | More by williamjbauer
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-13-2012 10:34:33 | More by jocain916
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

06-13-2012 02:00:02 | More by BeerOps
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-12-2012 00:51:42 | More by PretzelsNBeer
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

06-11-2012 16:24:54 | More by ChrisH
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-11-2012 02:47:10 | More by jtw21
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3.43/5  rDev -7.8%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A: A very clear blonde gold color. There is a vibrantly white head of bubbles that fades fairly quickly into a thin cap. Lots of visible bubbles streaming upwards.

S: Light and grainy smell. Very mild notes of herbal or floral hops.

T: Light grain carries a bigger dose of herbal and pine hops than I had expected. The bitterness really lingers.

M: Thin and crisp, just a little bit watery. Fairly abundant sharp carbonation.

O: A light, crisp beer just a little too bitter to be truly refreshing. Lingering alcohol heat and pine in the aftertaste cut down on drinkability. Definitely a good choice with a few different beers, but wouldn't be a good session beer.

06-09-2012 20:34:21 | More by WankelEngine
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

06-09-2012 18:27:40 | More by blibby05
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-08-2012 20:59:05 | More by gwdavis
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

06-08-2012 05:50:36 | More by SammyJaxxxx
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4.53/5  rDev +21.8%

Overall a good beer. Pours a light golden color in a glass, with good visible carbonation. A good head, although it disappears in a matter of minutes. A bitter taste at first, but finishes with a good balance of malt, hops, and a hint of wheat and lemon rinds. Not the best out of Victory Brews, but definitely one of my favorite summer ales. Great for its class. Given that I prefer beers with a strong hop presence, I give it a 9/10.

06-08-2012 03:00:05 | More by Nfl1991
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3.8/5  rDev +2.2%

Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear pale yellow with lots of bubbles. White head is a finger thick lots of big suds make up the head. Good lace sticks the whole drink. Nice layer of lace hangs for the head. Good looks.

Brew smells of pale malts, grains, yeast. Some light lingering hops. Average pleasant nose.

Brew tastes crisp and has some peppery hops. Pale malts added with floral and earthy, grassy hops. Brew feels nice and has a slight dry aftertaste. Great for a session. Good flavors and mouthfeel.

A good, almost toned down version of their Prima Pils, a good solid session beer that would please any beer drinker. This isnt a style I would pick up and session all the time (at least at this time in my life), but is a good solid drinker. Good.

06-08-2012 00:09:32 | More by magine
Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,694 ratings.