1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Summer Love - Victory Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Summer LoveSummer Love

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

1,736 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,736
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 46
Gots: 202 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,736 | Reviews: 366 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of suckaj
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

suckaj, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of Kochiss
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Kochiss, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of Bdrake28
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Bdrake28, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of braican
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

braican, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of Virtuosabes
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Virtuosabes, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of rickcrip76
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

rickcrip76, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of Nickcal
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Nickcal, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of apurpura214
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

apurpura214, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of bradb717
4.5/5  rDev +21%

bradb717, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of dithridge
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

dithridge, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of alexsergio
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

alexsergio, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of pkjorgy
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

pkjorgy, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Gemini6
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Gemini6, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of gr0g
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light amber in color, topped with two fingers of foam. Good retention and lacing. Aroma is hop forward, and there are undoubted American hops at work (checking the hop bill... Yep: Citra and Simcoe, plus Tettnang). Primarily citric character of grapefruit rind, a little bit of tangerine. Bready malt aroma.

The flavor profile is reminiscent of another Victory brew: Headwaters Pale Ale. Citric and grassy hop flavors upfront followed by crisp, light malt. APA-like bitterness levels. Light body with brisk but soft carbonation.

Hopheads should give this a look. Much more hop-forward than the usual summer seasonal blonde ale, which tend to be somewhat bland.

gr0g, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of rdub
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

rdub, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of elamb106
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

elamb106, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Schmuckles
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Schmuckles, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of ahalset
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

ahalset, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Hoppytree
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Hoppytree, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of stoddardt02
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

stoddardt02, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of DIPAFAN
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

DIPAFAN, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of njnj2000
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

njnj2000, Jul 26, 2014
Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,736 ratings.