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Summer Love - Victory Brewing Company

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84
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1,823 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,823
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 47
Gots: 231 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

P- AOH

A- pale straw yello in color that is crystal clear. Minimal head and ok lacing.

S- earthy malt aromas with ints of grass and wheat.

F- Lots of flavor in this blonde, dry hops with earthy tones and wheat bread like flavor.

M- crisp and dry. Feels like IPA almost.

D- love this brew...bought a sixer and would buy another.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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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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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I feel blonde ales are one of the most boring styles out there, but I decided to give this a shot as it's a Victory brew, and I've enjoyed all of their beers so far.

I poured into my Harpoon IPA pint glass - head disappears quickly but a mild film of lace remains. Gold in color with some mild carbonation.

Well, this doesn't taste like other blonde ales I've had. There's actually quite a bit of flavor to it. Almost like a "Prima Pils" light. Sharp hoppy scent - pure hop taste with a bitter finish.

It's rare that I buy a 6 pack of anything these days - I prefer mix a sixes, I did so with this and don't regret it. However, one thing I need to say - if you are looking for a "traditional" summer ale (light, easy drinking), look elsewhere. This one is highly bitter and doesn't really fit into the summer ale spectrum.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +28%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the brewpub in Downingtown, PA

A: thin head with nice lacing on a clear and bright straw colored body.

S: Very floral, nice bitterness with lemon tartness. Light grain and wheat notes.

T: again very floral with strong earthy and bitter hops. Malts and grain are weak but appreciated in the background. Mild citrus, mostly orange notes throughout.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation with a fairly dry finish. Have to take points off here because if you are making a summer beer it needs to be more moist and refreshing.

Overall: I think American blondes are one of the more subjective styles of beer and this one is not only very good but also fairly different from others I have had. That being said it isn't the best summer beer out there fr refreshing character but it definitely has the flavor many summer brews lack.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hey, what's going on here. This is way too good for ths style. Maybe we should call it American American Blonde Ale. Like other things American, it has a lot going on.

The taste and aftertaste in particular are more robust and complex than expected. It reall works nicely.

Today was Victory day - trying a number of Victory's that I had not previously recorded on BA, and the three I had all were better than expected. Well done.

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-clear golden color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-malt, citrus,hints of earthiness

T-wheat malt, orange, citrus, earthiness, some bitter hop finish

F- light body with light to moderate carbonation, crisp

O- a solid summer beer with good flavor and easy drinkability

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Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,823 ratings.