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Summer Love - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,738
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 46
Gots: 202 | 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:
Malt: imported 2 row German malts

Hops: whole flower Tettnang Tettnang, Simcoe and Citra hops

ABV: 5.2%

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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4/5  rDev +7.5%

mc4z, May 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

mcewesr, May 24, 2013
Photo of JanisK
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

JanisK, May 24, 2013
Photo of argock
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

argock, May 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Anker13, May 23, 2013
Photo of lsummers
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

lsummers, May 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

banger7, May 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Aewachiw, May 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

hpthebull, May 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

jealmanzar, May 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

GFD400, May 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

eagles22, May 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

tennisoscar1, May 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

erialbill, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

MattDbach, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

rcatalano, May 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

dkline72, May 19, 2013
Photo of Omnium
3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a light completely clear straw/light gold color, shy of a finger head, minor lacing.
S - Some grains and light malt, a little yeast.
T - Tastes like a pilsner, I dont really get any of the Simcoe hops in here at all, just a little minor bite from the german hops.
M - Light, refreshing for summer.
O - Eh, could do without, but its not awful.

Omnium, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

srw, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

beatlefan56, May 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

wonothesane42, May 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

gnuguy, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

JimmyFlatRock, May 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

Hoolie5, May 16, 2013
Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,738 ratings.