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Summer Love - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,731
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 46
Gots: 199 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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

livewire05, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of beertunes
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%

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
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

ncworster, Jul 02, 2012
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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, Jun 30, 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%

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
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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

chim52chim, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of garuda
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

Fresh bottle
A - Clear gold, fluffy white head that has good retention and some lacing.

S/T - Hops are up front on this one. Pine, a little grapefruit, but as it warms, cat piss-soaked carpet starts to emerge and totally takes away from the rest of the drink.

M - Light body, crisp clean dry finish.

O - Ugh. Started out well, but barely drinkable by the end. Maybe I'm super sensitive to a hop variety they used in this, or just cat piss in general, because I'm surprised not many other reviewers have picked it out.

garuda, Jun 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

abcramer, Jun 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Horbar, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of VncentLIFE
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Had to have a summery beer today.

Pour is bright yellow with a thick foamy white head. nice carbonation.

The smell kind of reminds me of Narragansett Summer. I get a light, sweet base beer with a hint of bitter hop. Just a touch of lemon dry hop.

Very light up front. Its super light base malt, with a sharp herbal medicinal hop. Just a bit of lemon and lemon peel, just enough. Very balanced and light feeling, with the medicinal hop going through the finish. Doesnt finish as clean as I expected (which is the only problem I find with the beer).

VncentLIFE, Jun 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

musicsherlock, Jun 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

buckyp, Jun 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

DanMolony, Jun 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

PEIhop, Jun 25, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +7%

Color is a golden straw, with an average sized head that fades quickly. The smell wonderfully balanced, reminding me of a fruit cocktail of pears, apples, and peaches. The taste leans toward citrus and floral hops, with a malty sweetness in the background. Mouthfeel is on the thin side, but this is to be expected from a light-bodied summer ale. Makes a great summertime beer; pairs great with a baseball game.

DeltaGolfSierra, Jun 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Danobold, Jun 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

Naterobsnyk4, Jun 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

SuperBub, Jun 24, 2012
Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,731 ratings.