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Summer Love - Victory Brewing Company

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1,499 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,499
Reviews: 353
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 48
Gots: 110 | 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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TheBoog013

California

4/5  rDev +7%

05-28-2013 16:21:07 | More by TheBoog013
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SloppyJoeWasAMan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-27-2013 23:57:43 | More by SloppyJoeWasAMan
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knuxdude

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

05-27-2013 23:14:35 | More by knuxdude
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Brownsfan13

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7%

05-27-2013 15:33:47 | More by Brownsfan13
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Bnoise11

California

4/5  rDev +7%

05-27-2013 14:54:46 | More by Bnoise11
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Kimbo1318

New York

3/5  rDev -19.8%

05-27-2013 13:57:57 | More by Kimbo1318
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lostinfla

Florida

4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very pleasantly suprised with this one!

Bottle into a pint glass. Quickly dissappearing white head that left a nice lacey ring behind. Color was as advertised - blond and very clear with very small, tight carbonation bubbles.
The smell caught me right away - great pine / citrus aroma with just enough malt to make it great. Very fresh smelling !
Taste was smooth with just the right amount of bite that lingered for a few seconds but was not at all overwhelming. Light bodied and went down easy.
This one is exactly what the doctor ordered for summertime quaffing. Light, piney and easy to enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 02:48:46 | More by lostinfla
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paulys55

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-27-2013 02:47:07 | More by paulys55
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VonZipper

New York

4/5  rDev +7%

05-25-2013 19:45:57 | More by VonZipper
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-25-2013 19:28:27 | More by woodchipper
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Gerred

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-25-2013 03:41:02 | More by Gerred
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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev +7%

05-24-2013 23:49:33 | More by mc4z
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mcewesr

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.8%

05-24-2013 16:59:52 | More by mcewesr
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JanisK

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-24-2013 13:09:07 | More by JanisK
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argock

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Clear honey-golden with short cap of fuzzy off-white head with a skimpy bit of lace at the top of the glass.

S: Grassy and fruity citrus aroma, very nice fresh hops aroma with a little bit of lemon and floral character as well. Malt notes are small but not missing. No real yeast character as it should be.

T: A really crisp, clean beer, although the flavor is good through mid drink but misses on the bitterness (a little too bitter) and the hoppy finish (a little underhopped and really under dry-hopped) that the aromas promise. Maltiness is inobtrusive but supports the hops well with some crackery malt character.

M: Clean and crisp as the style should be with medium to medium-high carbonation and light body.

O: Not a beer I would order all that often, but at the right price point, I could see picking this up occasionally. I could see myself brewing a slightly hoppier version myself for sure, but there is no big flaw in this beer. Solid and enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2013 03:12:25 | More by argock
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Anker13

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-23-2013 19:44:19 | More by Anker13
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lsummers

California

3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright clear and clean straw yellow with a own finger bright white head.

Smells of some grassy malty hay notes with a touch of mustiness. There's some bready sweetness in there.

Taste starts off with an herbal peppery subtle hop note mixed with a clean caramelized brown sugar malty sweetness. Touch of burnt caramel on the end.

Mouthfeel is fairly high in carbonation which helps give this beer it's initial bite feeling on the tongue. Fairly light with a touch of viscosity to give it somewhat of a thicker character than soda.

Overall, this is an ok beer but a good poolside offering. I would have this again at a BBQ on a hot day but otherwise it doesn't have the best blend of flavors for my taste. Still it's above an average beer by far.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 05:43:53 | More by lsummers
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banger7

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-22-2013 23:17:30 | More by banger7
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Aewachiw

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

05-22-2013 22:39:50 | More by Aewachiw
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hpthebull

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-22-2013 14:54:46 | More by hpthebull
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jealmanzar

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

05-22-2013 14:04:55 | More by jealmanzar
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GFD400

New York

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

05-22-2013 00:50:16 | More by GFD400
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eagles22

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-21-2013 01:15:48 | More by eagles22
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Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

05-20-2013 22:16:48 | More by tennisoscar1
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-20-2013 02:39:38 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,499 ratings.