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Summer Love - Victory Brewing Company

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1,794 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,794
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 49
Gots: 219 | 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: 1,794 | Reviews: 366 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -19.1%

crobinso, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of jburke87
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
Photo of cclark67789
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

cclark67789, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of amstokesdb9
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

amstokesdb9, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of ng85
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
Photo of CheezyBlaster
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
Photo of BeerHunter76
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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

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

kjkinsey, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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

JVan, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of williamjbauer
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
Photo of jocain916
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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

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

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

ChrisH, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of jtw21
4/5  rDev +7.8%

jtw21, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of WankelEngine
3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A: A very clear blonde gold color. There is a vibrantly white head of bubbles that fades fairly quickly into a thin cap. Lots of visible bubbles streaming upwards.

S: Light and grainy smell. Very mild notes of herbal or floral hops.

T: Light grain carries a bigger dose of herbal and pine hops than I had expected. The bitterness really lingers.

M: Thin and crisp, just a little bit watery. Fairly abundant sharp carbonation.

O: A light, crisp beer just a little too bitter to be truly refreshing. Lingering alcohol heat and pine in the aftertaste cut down on drinkability. Definitely a good choice with a few different beers, but wouldn't be a good session beer.

WankelEngine, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of blibby05
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

blibby05, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of gwdavis
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

gwdavis, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

SammyJaxxxx, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of Nfl1991
4.53/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall a good beer. Pours a light golden color in a glass, with good visible carbonation. A good head, although it disappears in a matter of minutes. A bitter taste at first, but finishes with a good balance of malt, hops, and a hint of wheat and lemon rinds. Not the best out of Victory Brews, but definitely one of my favorite summer ales. Great for its class. Given that I prefer beers with a strong hop presence, I give it a 9/10.

Nfl1991, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of magine
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear pale yellow with lots of bubbles. White head is a finger thick lots of big suds make up the head. Good lace sticks the whole drink. Nice layer of lace hangs for the head. Good looks.

Brew smells of pale malts, grains, yeast. Some light lingering hops. Average pleasant nose.

Brew tastes crisp and has some peppery hops. Pale malts added with floral and earthy, grassy hops. Brew feels nice and has a slight dry aftertaste. Great for a session. Good flavors and mouthfeel.

A good, almost toned down version of their Prima Pils, a good solid session beer that would please any beer drinker. This isnt a style I would pick up and session all the time (at least at this time in my life), but is a good solid drinker. Good.

magine, Jun 08, 2012
Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,794 ratings.