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Summer Love - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,800
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 48
Gots: 222 | 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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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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JasonONeill, Jun 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

JMZiobro, Jun 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +28%

Catch, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of jsprain1
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Light golden, perfectly clear. Head is big and bone white. Decent retention, with some lacing.
S- Smell is pale malt and noble hops. Very green smelling.
T- Same here, but the hops come through really big. Tastes very herbal and green. Just a hint of sweetness, but the noble hops are the biggest flavor, beginning, middle, and end.
M- Medium-light, smooth carbonation. Quite dry in the finish.
O- This seems like an ale version of Samuel Adams Noble Pils. It's pretty one dimensional on the noble hop flavors, but those are good flavors. A decent to good summer seasonal.

jsprain1, Jun 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

crobinso, Jun 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jburke87, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of Kadonny
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Kadonny, Jun 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

cclark67789, Jun 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

amstokesdb9, Jun 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

ng85, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of Billolick
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Billolick, Jun 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

CheezyBlaster, Jun 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

BeerHunter76, Jun 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

oscarthebrody, Jun 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

kjkinsey, Jun 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Texasfan549, Jun 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

JVan, Jun 14, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

williamjbauer, Jun 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jocain916, Jun 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

BeerOps, Jun 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

PretzelsNBeer, Jun 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

ChrisH, Jun 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,800 ratings.