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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:
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

wembly13, Jul 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

morrowd3, Jul 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

chrishensley, Jul 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Barnsley, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of Uncle_Jimmy
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance- pours a sparkling clear yellow gold with very little white foam that immediately dissipates and leaves no trace of a cap. They mention this being good for a ball game, maybe the lack of head retention is an indication it will go down fast !

Smell- lemon, flowers, mellon, a touch of sulfur. Not bad but the kind you might get off a light struck lager.

Taste-LIght crisp and refreshing at the front. Thirst quenching. you do get a touch of that sulfury taste but its not off putting. It drinks slightly like a green bottle beer. gives way to a touch of resiny slightly piney hops. The front end drinks like a craft brew with a floral bouquet a some light fruityness at the front, then the german hops ( which I suspect are most common in american light lagers) rounds out the end.

Mouthfeel- there is adequate fizz, it finishes dry enough but it still quenches the thirst. LIttle to no alcohol indication by warmth.

Overall- I could see myself lining up to buy these at a ball game, that is for sure. Not too complex but tasty.

Uncle_Jimmy, Jul 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

FroggieG, Jul 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Tamaquadan, Jul 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

TTripp725, Jul 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jstevep00, Jul 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

memphischas, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of ZorroZ
4.73/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: pale gold
Smell: piney, citrusy hops nose, but not overwhelming.
Taste: The taste matches the nose- refreshing flavours and nicely hoppy, but not overly so
Mouthfeel: light enough to be refreshing, but nowhere near light enough to be bland.

Overall: Victory Summer Love may approach the Platonic Ideal of a summer beer.

ZorroZ, Jul 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

tallfellapgh, Jul 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

logan0203, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jp312, Jul 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

RobertJBeer, Jul 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

OgreSanchez, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

CheonTang, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jkermitj, Jul 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Shawnspl, Jul 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Beermaine, Jul 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

penguinjive7, Jul 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Gatch, Jul 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

MatthewPlus, Jul 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

iL0VEbeer, Jul 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

MindEyeSight, Jul 25, 2013
Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,794 ratings.