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Summer Love - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,743
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:
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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Ratings: 1,743 | Reviews: 366 | Display Reviews Only:
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
Photo of JupiterJesus
4.5/5  rDev +21%

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

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

rcjennings, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of KMcG
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
Photo of fluidmotion
4/5  rDev +7.5%

fluidmotion, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Cork City Pub in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow in color with some very light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall off-white head that reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of cracker and pils malts along with some floral hops.

T: Similar to the smell, the taste of this beer has flavors of crackery pils malts, hints of lemon, and floral hops. There is a light amount of bitterness and just a hint of pepper/spice in the finish.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: Very easy to drink, very enjoyable, and very sessionable. Nice and light and very enjoyable, goes down easy on a summer day (or evening).

dbrauneis, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of alpinebryant
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: A clear blonde ale with a white head. Completely translucent, almost food coloring yellow clear water.

S: Earthy grass and a corn like presence on the nose. Slightly bitter.

T: Crisp and refreshing, but just not my style. Seemed to be a bittered corn beer to me , a blonde ale with minimal malt presence, some bittering, and a light side to it that seemed to be most of the point. Not a bad beer, just not my thing.

M: Watery like body, high carbonation levels.

O: It could be a good summer beer, I would rather have a nice ipa with more malt flavors in it however. Its light and has a decent noble hop presence kick, but just not much in the body or complexity side.

alpinebryant, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of boudreaux
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

boudreaux, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of jbaker67
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

jbaker67, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of GeoffreyM
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

GeoffreyM, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of livewire05
4/5  rDev +7.5%

livewire05, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of beertunes
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Listed here as a Blonde Ale, this beer seemed to be very Kolsch-like to me. Poured into 9oz Pilsener glass. Poured a clear, but slightly hazy, straw yellow with 1/2 inch of white head that quickly dissipated and left very light lacing.

The aroma had nice earthy grains and gentle hops, it smelled almost Pilsener like to me. The flavors had the same grains across the front and middle of the tongue and a nice tangy hop bite at the rear.

The body was light and good carbonation helped carry the flavors across. The beer was slightly sticky at the end however. Drinkability was very good, this could slip down your throat effortlessly all day long. Overall, a very good brew. I think the brewers hit their target for this beer dead-on. Worth trying.

beertunes, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of jlogan7
4.5/5  rDev +21%

jlogan7, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of ncworster
4/5  rDev +7.5%

ncworster, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of ale207
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

ale207, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of brn9000
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

brn9000, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of boot11222
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

boot11222, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of syntheticwings
4/5  rDev +7.5%

syntheticwings, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of LarryMyers
4.5/5  rDev +21%

LarryMyers, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of largadeer
4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got a couple from Dyan. Thanks.

Appearance: Pale clear gold topped by a finger of suds.

Smell: Pils malt up front, and a great pils malt aroma at that. Crackery, slightly creamy but largely crisp. Hops are spicy, floral, leafy, largely German in character.

Palate: A balanced mix of crackery, crisp pils malt and zesty, floral hops wrapped up in a light body. The hops take on a spicy, slightly soapy flavor toward the finish with firm bitterness. Quite refreshing. This doesn't taste far from a pils to me, though the more neutral yeast character really allows the pils malt to shine.

Overall: Quaffable, refreshing stuff. Best no-frills summer beer I've had in a while.

largadeer, Jun 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

dcbdc1, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of chim52chim
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

chim52chim, Jun 29, 2012
Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,743 ratings.