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Summer Love - Victory Brewing Company

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1,589 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,589
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 48
Gots: 142 | 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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Caveworm

Ohio

3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company, a strong seller at my local craft retailer. Poured from the bottle into a glass, this brew's got a 1.25 finger thick head, knockout lacing. Blondish amber body, how fitting.

Smells floral and citrusy

I taste floral,citrus notes with surefire hop bitterness. Also includes a general herbiness about it. Very clean finish here. This is great for my lower IBU tolerance as of this review.

As I mentioned above, a crisp and clean finish. Hop taste lingers for a very brief moment before going away.

A 3.5 overall for Summer Love, this will be a staple in my fridge these next few months. I will buy this brew again

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 02:32:51 | More by Caveworm
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Buddance

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

06-13-2014 01:23:35 | More by Buddance
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botgimp

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-13-2014 01:23:23 | More by botgimp
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tmbgnicu

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-12-2014 23:19:48 | More by tmbgnicu
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Jlivecc


3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

06-12-2014 22:36:09 | More by Jlivecc
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crag

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

If Victory was to make a "lawnmower" beer this would be it. Total thirst quencher. A high degree of drink-ability. Perfect for a hot mid summer cool down. Yes, it's an ale but compared to Victory's other offerings thus beer is muted which will make it appealing to the lager crowds and dare I say even the mainstream Budweiser swilling types.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2014 20:07:11 | More by crag
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themattfactor


4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

06-12-2014 18:37:59 | More by themattfactor
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fthegiants

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-12-2014 03:27:28 | More by fthegiants
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Mackbekeza

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

06-12-2014 01:53:54 | More by Mackbekeza
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jacewg

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-11-2014 20:50:03 | More by jacewg
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needMIbeerinMD

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-10-2014 21:06:03 | More by needMIbeerinMD
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dbaraniak

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-10-2014 03:17:42 | More by dbaraniak
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OldManBike

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-10-2014 03:12:41 | More by OldManBike
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Cook82

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -33%

06-09-2014 22:45:34 | More by Cook82
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-09-2014 19:57:42 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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craftbrew502

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

06-09-2014 18:45:12 | More by craftbrew502
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KevMo84

California

3/5  rDev -19.6%

06-09-2014 02:32:10 | More by KevMo84
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Tim9m1r

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-09-2014 01:12:27 | More by Tim9m1r
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clh323

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really simple, I like this beer. It's pour, it's smell and it's taste. It is to me what a American summer ale should taste like. Nice job Victory. Hard to find here in northeast Ohio so I bought all they had which was basically a case. Ordering me some more though. Have others to try though but will gladly nurse these.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 00:58:22 | More by clh323
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csurowiec

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-08-2014 20:56:39 | More by csurowiec
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Radiosox

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

06-08-2014 00:40:41 | More by Radiosox
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sjones5045

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-07-2014 12:18:45 | More by sjones5045
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SocalKicks

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

06-07-2014 02:49:00 | More by SocalKicks
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PA-hunter

Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured bottle into glass. 5.2% abv

Appearance- Light yellow with a bubbly 2 finger head. Quite clear.

Smell- A blend of sweet malt along with lemon.

Taste- A sourbread-like malt flavor that has some soapiness quality about it. The hints of lemon citrus from the nose follow into the taste. The flavor ends with hop bitterness and some pepper like spice as well. The malt is strong as it even is there in the finish. Much more malty than hoppy but this is as it should be for the style.

Mouthfeel- Thin to medium and dry. The carbonation makes this beer alive on the palate.

Overall- Not too much unlike a German pilsener but has qualities of an ale to it such a the hops on the back end of the taste. As being new to the blond ale style, I thought this was refeshing due to the thinner body and lemon zest it has to it. I thought the malt up front was a bit bland however, though that does not detract too much from it. Not a bad offering from Victory.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 02:44:46 | More by PA-hunter
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cfinch2

Virginia

3/5  rDev -19.6%

06-06-2014 01:59:42 | More by cfinch2
Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,589 ratings.