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Summer Love - Victory Brewing Company

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1,591 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,591
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 49
Gots: 143 | 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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Ratings: 1,591 | Reviews: 355 | Display Reviews Only:
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear hay color with great bubbling, a nice head, good foamage, and lace. This beer looks inviting and awesome!

Smells SUPER crisp and grassy. Lots of German and Czech hops I assume. Crisp, mild malt aroma of water crackers. Smells like a great lawnmower ale.

Palate is sharp and astringent upfront, and slowly fades through to teh finish. Super grassy and citric peel hops. Smooth, light toasty cracker malts. I would think this is a pilsner from the look, smell and taste of it. Either way, this is a hoppy, astrungent, lawnmower, baseball game in the garage beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 17:38:19 | More by scruffwhor
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-20-2012 02:24:51 | More by Chugs13
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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-20-2012 01:04:35 | More by ridgeline23
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nstroup

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-20-2012 00:35:09 | More by nstroup
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Maseitz

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-19-2012 23:29:56 | More by Maseitz
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falconxman

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-19-2012 20:20:55 | More by falconxman
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PorterBoy14

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-19-2012 18:38:34 | More by PorterBoy14
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ksiazewski

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +34%

05-19-2012 03:25:26 | More by ksiazewski
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saxclar123

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-19-2012 02:35:10 | More by saxclar123
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

05-19-2012 01:55:26 | More by Goldfishman
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

05-19-2012 01:47:09 | More by Gatordaddy
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

05-19-2012 01:20:31 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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durwood64

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-19-2012 00:49:52 | More by durwood64
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erlenmeyer

Maine

3/5  rDev -19.6%

05-18-2012 23:15:36 | More by erlenmeyer
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

05-18-2012 22:19:45 | More by wertschy
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SickNukes

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.6%

05-18-2012 18:25:58 | More by SickNukes
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baybum

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-18-2012 14:37:05 | More by baybum
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.6%

05-17-2012 23:10:42 | More by Blaze5445
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tony223366

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Wow, that is a gorgeous hue. Honey gold and about as clear as I've ever seen a beer in my life. No joke. In my Delirium Tremens glass I was able to magnify the label on the bottle and read it as if it was huge print. Beautiful. The head is a little disappointing though. A vigorous pour left only about one finger or less of head. It's white with great lacing but the retention is fantastic.

S: Well you get two things. A big grassy, slightly dank hop aroma which is awesome. The malts come off as lightly caramel and mostly bready with some light grain aromas. The hops really take the forefront and smell really leafy. Some light citrus.

T: It definitely smells different than it tastes, which isn't a bad thing at all. Rereading the American Blonde Ale category I see that it fits nicely. There is a huge malt presence, mostly biscuity with some of that light grain. There's enough of a hop presence to balance out though. Much more citrus comes out here but some of that more leafy flavor exists too. The finish is just lightly bitter.

M: Medium body with nice carbonation. Maybe medium to light

O: Wow, this is a refreshing and tasty beer! This is perfectly suited for a hot ballgame. It does remind me of some of the Kolsch's that I've had but definitely an American one

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 04:50:58 | More by tony223366
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NoProblem

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-16-2012 02:11:36 | More by NoProblem
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

05-15-2012 23:56:11 | More by pearljam118
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ZacharyJ

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

05-15-2012 01:52:53 | More by ZacharyJ
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Lang44

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-14-2012 22:22:44 | More by Lang44
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denver10

Kentucky

3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy whitish yellow with a white head. A bready, piney, and citric aroma. Flavor followed suit. Starts off doughy bread, a thick wall bitterness quickly comes in, that flows into some pine and citric fruit. Medium bodied with some carbonation. Overall, a pretty decent and enjoyable brew. One of those beers that works well with the warm weather as its got some bright flavors to it, though it isn'tjuicy and refreshing like I have come to expect from a summer seasonal. That uniqueness though is a point in this beers favor.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 23:38:44 | More by denver10
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jmalko

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-13-2012 22:58:14 | More by jmalko
Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,591 ratings.