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Summer Love - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,666
Reviews: 361
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 49
Gots: 173 | 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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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-12-2012 05:21:17 | More by mikeburd1128
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +4%

And, now for something completely delicious!

Perfect pour yielded one-and-a-half fingers of off-white head in the pint glass. Lovely goldenrod color with building carb. That head is fluffy with a few potholes on top. 4.0

Citrusy hops with lemon and grapefruit sharing the bill. Some grassiness that is appealing. Crackery pale malts with a nice presence and an interesting fresh-picked grape scent. Smells absolutely crisp and inviting. 4.5

Tingly hops are more herbal, but still boast some quaint citrus flavors of lemon and tangerine. Almost a pilsner-like malt with this one, clean and dry and with a little bitterness. Some top-notch European hop characters make for great summer brew balance. Grainy with a little sweetness, like a summer ale should be, but with a unique hop signature, like a quality beer should post up. 3.5

A bit sudsy. Body has a little bit more to it than expected. Pretty quaffable. 4.0

One of my favorite summer beers. Thank heavens there's a good American Blonde out there so that I don't have to pick some silly wheat beer. 4.0

05-12-2012 05:15:17 | More by thecheapies
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fiedler84

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-12-2012 02:52:03 | More by fiedler84
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BigPapiBrewingCo

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-12-2012 01:16:16 | More by BigPapiBrewingCo
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bonez05404

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

05-12-2012 00:01:14 | More by bonez05404
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KimbarkBrewCrew

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

05-11-2012 22:24:28 | More by KimbarkBrewCrew
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rangerred

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +7.2%

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear medium yellow with a chunky creamy head. Amazing head retention and lacing.

Smells absolutely fabulous. Tons of citrus and flowers. Grape, bubblegum, along with some grass and pine. This really might be one of the best smelling beers I have ever had.

Nice floral and citrus up front on the taste along with a little bit of light bread. High bitterness takes hold almost immediately and lasts through the finish. Finishes quite clean and dry.

Overall, what an excellent beer! The aroma is just out of this world. My one complaint would be the bitterness feels a little too much for the style but it is a mild complaint. Unfortunately I can't buy this in my area but I am definitely stocking up on my next trip out of town.

05-11-2012 19:19:04 | More by rangerred
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agirginis

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-11-2012 11:28:13 | More by agirginis
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bdbd

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.6%

05-10-2012 04:08:27 | More by bdbd
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HarmonMW

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-10-2012 01:59:37 | More by HarmonMW
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InsuranceGuy

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

05-09-2012 20:26:12 | More by InsuranceGuy
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babaracas

Florida

3.43/5  rDev -8%

Pours a clear gold with one finger of white foam, a few spots left on the glass after it settles to a thin ring. Smell: spicy, light citrus and evergreen, grape, pale malt in back. Taste: semi-sweet pale malt, white grape, light spiciness and lemon rind. It's fine, a little soapy though, refreshing, but not special. Best by Sept 2012.

05-09-2012 03:31:37 | More by babaracas
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undeadozzy

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +22.8%

Bought a sixer from the local beer store, never even heard of this beer before I bought it, and I usually keep up on this stuff! Now, I can't have a proper summer without this unique and refreshing beer in my life!

A - Pours a golden yellow with some deep bronze hues and a very nice foamy head on top that left lots of lacing on my pint glass. Lots of carbonation, but nothing overkill, it all goes great together.

S - Incredibly unique scent. Smells, well, like summer. Picking up some scents of peanuts and some salty buttery popcorn maybe, almost a cracker jack-y kinda scent. Don't forget the citrus, some pine, that relaxing grassy scent and of course THE HOPS! Oh boy, those noble hops smell great with the other scents. Wish they'd make a candle out of this smell so I could have it in my house.

T - Very deep and complex. Sharp bite from the hops and citrus, some buttery saltiness from what honestly tastes like peanuts and popcorn, and that nice refreshing almost IPA-like finish. Great beer for a hot summer day.

M - Nothing too impressive here, feels like a typical beer. Some frothiness, a little bit of velvety smoothness, but other than that it feels like a standard beer.

O - Victory's done it again! I've yet to have a bad beer from Victory, and this one keeps that streak going! Perfect for a hot summer day, it really does taste like they've bottled summer itself up into a bottle, and I don't feel as though I can officially have a "good" summer any longer until I grab a case of this to drink. Great beer!

05-08-2012 17:10:58 | More by undeadozzy
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Shakerman

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-08-2012 00:20:24 | More by Shakerman
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songoose

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-07-2012 23:51:33 | More by songoose
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Jamstone714

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-07-2012 00:46:47 | More by Jamstone714
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muskiesman

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-06-2012 15:01:45 | More by muskiesman
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DDuncan

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-06-2012 12:36:50 | More by DDuncan
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goldendenizen

California

4.15/5  rDev +11.3%

Another quality brew from Victory. Ive had their beers in Philly and bottles in SF. This particular style is straight forward: it's summer and summer calls for light style beer. Goes without saying that this is a session beer. Really enjoyable lager. I would purchase again.

05-06-2012 01:01:15 | More by goldendenizen
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.55/5  rDev -4.8%

a very german or czech pils style summer brew. pours clear honey colored with a one inch white head and very large bubbles slowly rising to the surface. smells like german malts and bittering hops. refreshing aroma. flavor is a little bready from the malts, perhaps making this not the most appropriate style of beer for the season, but its on the lighter side of the malt spectrum and doesnt weigh it down too much. crisp hops at the end, some floral yeast in the background. feel is good, medium carbonation and a medium body, not filling, but not that light either. overall not a bad beer, but certainly not my favorite new summer offering this season.

05-05-2012 20:14:51 | More by StonedTrippin
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PDXHops

South Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +13.4%

12 ounce bottle poured into a shaker pint. See-thru straw body with a modest white head that does manage to leave a surprising amount of lace.

Surprisingly potent nose on this stuff, full of grass and grains, herbs and spice. Big noble hop character here, and big flavor profile in general. Crisp and clean grainy finish, but with an impressive 1-2 punch of Noble (grassy) and American (citrus). A great combination of quenching and flavorful, Summer Love is a standard setter in a generally weak style. Get some of this.

05-05-2012 19:36:40 | More by PDXHops
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

Had this on-tap at paradise by the slice.
It had a nice golden straw color body with a nice 2"white head that lay down quickly. The smell was very citrus (lemon and lime). The taste is the same as the smell lemon tasting with a hint of lime and a little bit of malt but just a little bit. The mouth feel is great and overall a very refreshing beer.

05-05-2012 18:48:22 | More by chefhatt
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-05-2012 03:28:18 | More by TheBigBoy
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bluntedboywonder

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-05-2012 00:28:18 | More by bluntedboywonder
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HollandTunnels

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-04-2012 13:42:16 | More by HollandTunnels
Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,666 ratings.