1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. 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

1,801 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,801
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,801 | Reviews: 366 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Hermanater
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
Photo of JMS1512
3/5  rDev -19.1%

JMS1512, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass.

4.5 A: Clear golden yellow color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is good and plenty of lacing is left.

3.5 S: This smells refreshing. Clean neutral maltiness. Hoppy for what it is, offering mainly floral and citrus notes. Not much else to say.

3.75 T: Tastes as refreshing as it smells. Clean neutral malts, light citrus hoppiness and a bit more floral, and a mild to moderate bitterness.

3.75 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Just enough thickness in here. Light creaminess.

3.75 D: Supremely drinkable. Perfect lawnmower beer or anytime beer.

DavoleBomb, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of RyFikes
4/5  rDev +7.8%

RyFikes, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of ljthockey7
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

ljthockey7, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Hopheadjeffery, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of brendaniel
4/5  rDev +7.8%

brendaniel, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of BeenTired
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

BeenTired, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

JamLand, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of Mjohnescu
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Mjohnescu, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of Pwbres
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Pwbres, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of Bustersuess
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Bustersuess, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of Bowers-Brew
4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Nice clear-golden body with soft white head.

S - Pear and lemon notes.

T - Very clean and smooth with a nice tartness. Small hop notes at the finish.

M - Slides over the tongue and down the throat with ease, almost too much ease.

O - Very drinkable session beer. It's not meant to overwhelm the senses, and isn't for sitting down and sipping. This beer is meant for drinking quickly and often. I can feel the summer love. Prost!

Bowers-Brew, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of Shooter1960
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Shooter1960, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of pottergator
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

pottergator, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of vkv822
3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz : pint glass

Clear golden yellow, foamy white head, light lacing.

Grassy, lightly citric notes. Light, crackery malt backing.

Medium body, foamy fizzy carbonation.

An easy drinking, well done summer blonde ale.
Just enough flavor to keep it interesting.

vkv822, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +7.8%

FLBeerGuy, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of RevMikeT
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

RevMikeT, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of Mikkiicky
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Mikkiicky, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of slatetupelo
4/5  rDev +7.8%

slatetupelo, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of petermethot
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

petermethot, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of Slay40
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Slay40, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of JoeLacy
4/5  rDev +7.8%

JoeLacy, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of AMCPhD
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

AMCPhD, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of dbattey
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

dbattey, Jun 24, 2013
Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,801 ratings.