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Summer Love - Victory Brewing Company

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1,800 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,800
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 48
Gots: 222 | 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: 1,800 | Reviews: 366 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

st9647v3, Jul 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Troville1990, Jul 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Stumpy29er, Jul 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

CreightonSM, Jul 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

musicman7070, Jul 05, 2013
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3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Golden color, clear. Lots of small bubbles rising up. Thick bright white head.

Aroma:
Spicy, citrusy, lemony, sweet pale malts.

Taste:
Burst of hops up front, but it's not overly bitter. Spicy, citrusy, resin. Malt background, pale malt, grainy, slight sugary. Finish is a little dry. Body is light-medium, very crisp, refreshing, well carbonated.

Overall:
It's very good.

mjurney, Jul 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

clausm76, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

baklo, Jul 04, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

mmink27, Jul 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

zestar, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

smellandsip37, Jul 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

rallyr32, Jul 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

lisahope27, Jul 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

steinhilper, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Jimbo62, Jul 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +34.8%

hoops61176, Jul 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Dray, Jul 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

2Xmd, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of bum732
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

S: Bright citrus, lemon peel, tangerine, slightly resiny.

L: Creamy white head that dissipates slightly. Solid lacing, golden yellow.

T: Hoppy, resiny up front with a clean, semi-sweet malt backbone. Medium resiny bitterness with a slight grainy maltiness, very light. Grapefruit peel dryness in the finish, with a fairly long finish on the palate.

M: Medium light body, fairly crisp. Medium carbonation.

Just delicious, light bodied, but quite hoppy brew. Love the hops in this, very bright and clean. Perfect for the summer.

bum732, Jul 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

MarshMan71, Jul 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

HeyJim, Jul 02, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had on draft in a typical pint glass. Nice light golden appearance with a finger and a half of white, frothy head.

Typically I'm not expecting too much from a beer that is as light as this was but there was a good malty aroma with some floral overtones and it was a Victory product so I was eager to consume.

The taste was light yet full of malty goodness and just the right hoppy-ness. A perfect balance in my opinion. Very drinkable for both a light beer drinker and for those wanting something more. This is a beer that could convert your Miller and Bud friends into a craft drinker.

Hermanater, Jul 02, 2013
Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,800 ratings.