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Summer Love - Victory Brewing Company

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1,585 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,585
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 48
Gots: 139 | 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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BenderRodriguez

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

04-29-2013 22:03:16 | More by BenderRodriguez
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kojevergas

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard blue branded pressure cap acquired at a local SoCal beer store and served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average; I've really enjoyed some beers from this brewery in the past. No ABV listed on the label as far as I can tell.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 2-25 finger beige colour head of decent cream, decent thickness, and above average (~3-4 minute) retention. Body colour is a clear transparent pale yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. No lacing at all. Standard fare for a blonde.

Sm: Grainy pale malts. Floral hops. Light nuts. Grassy. Dank. Lemongrass. Caramlts are dominant. A mild to moderate strength aroma. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

T: Grainy malts are dominant. A twinge of lemongrass. Floral hops. Grassy malts. Pale malts. A bit of biscuit malt, perhaps. Malted barley. Clean barley. A hint of straw/hay. Simply built. Balance is there, but the simplicity of the beer makes this unimpressive. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. A simple blonde with little to impress. Approachable and pleasant, but unimpressive.

Mf: Smooth. Wet. Overcarbonated. A bit too thick for its lack of diverse and/or deep flavour. Decent presence on the palate. Not soft. Suits the flavour profile decently.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable but unimpressive. It's just too generic overall. I'd bring a sixer of this to a barbecue, but otherwise I doubt I'd get it again - even if it is well priced. Very drinkable - just not exceptional. There are better beers in this style at an equal or better price point. Hides its modest ABV as well as could be expected. Another decent but not exemplary beer from Victory.

High C+

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 03:42:10 | More by kojevergas
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greenboat

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-28-2013 19:38:56 | More by greenboat
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tastybeer

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Clear golden color. White head with ok retention and some lace strings. Many many little rising carbonation bubbles.

S: Sweet fresh grains and citrus in the background. Smells juicy but not nessecarily with fruitiness. Very simple yet well done. Clean, crisp and super fresh.

T: Matching the smell very well, the taste is packed with fresh grains, some citrus and also peppery spice.

M: Nice smooth, swirly feeling beer. Body is on the medium side. Texture is a weee bit resinsy-dry feeling.

O: A solid choice for an outside pleasant weather beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 23:51:37 | More by tastybeer
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-26-2013 18:47:51 | More by JeffTheJuice
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troegaarden

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +34%

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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-17-2013 18:07:48 | More by Jason1337
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-06-2013 14:54:27 | More by Seakyden
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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -19.6%

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Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

03-25-2013 00:23:29 | More by khargro2
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-24-2013 00:13:54 | More by pma7779
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Lare453

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

03-22-2013 12:45:13 | More by Lare453
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BGsWo22

New York

1.5/5  rDev -59.8%

03-20-2013 23:54:48 | More by BGsWo22
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-20-2013 23:42:39 | More by semaj
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-19-2013 02:44:03 | More by ChrisMon02
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Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.6%

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Pennsylvania

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Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,585 ratings.