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Summer Love - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,770
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 48
Gots: 210 | 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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Ratings: 1,770 | Reviews: 366 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

chicagoish, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

PTEdelman, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of JednoPivoProsim
3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 FL. OZ. bottle into a pint glass. ENJOY BY: 12 OCT 2014.

Appearance: Pours a golden blonde with a thin white head and decent carbonation.

Smell: Fruity tropical hop aroma complemented by sweet pale malt aroma. Slightly muted grassy aroma possibly from Tettnanger hops.

Taste: Thin hop flavor. Grassy, a little bitter, and overall muted. Some sweetness from the pale malt.

Mouthfeel: Fairly full bodied despite the lighter flavor profile.

Overall: I liked the composition of the Hop Ticket Session IPA better than Summer Love. This tastes a little thin to me.

JednoPivoProsim, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of tkdchampxi
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

tkdchampxi, Jun 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Mdodge8837, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Boone757, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
3.24/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on June 27, 2014.

The pour is pale yellow to golden with a short-lived fizzy white head that becomes nothing in short order.

The aroma has a breaded malt character mostly with the grassy and slightly floral hops coming up from behind. But there is also something that reminds me of river water.

Light to medium body.

The grassy and slightly floral hops are more forward in the flavor with a toasted malt character right off the bat. Lingering finish.

puboflyons, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of smcolw
4.16/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Decent, near-white head which leaves good ring lace after each sip. The liquid is light gold and is also crystal clear.

Creamy aroma of fresh milled malt with a superb floral hop bouquet. Slightly sweet and very attractive.

The taste is hoppier than I expected from the smell. The nearly untoasted malt does provide a base but it quickly disappears to a black pepper bitterness. Full bodied for the style but also with an elevated level of carbonation. The aftertaste starts off balanced but devolves to simply the aforementioned black pepper from the hop.

smcolw, Jun 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Dweedlebug, Jun 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Plowedown, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of Friezpop
5/5  rDev +34.4%

Friezpop, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

EinFesteBurg, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Mgrodsan, Jun 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

vmdominguez, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

monkeybeerbelly, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

windypete, Jun 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

JPowell712, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

WuBByG999, Jun 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

roysand, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of twistwrist
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I'll be honest, I'm not a natural summer-beer lover. I prefer the deeper, more complex flavors of autumn and winter brews. I lean toward higher-gravity beers, so that is yet another turnoff for me regarding summery types. That said, this beer was not bad for a 5.2%, Summer Ale. It doesn't taste quite as light as most beers of this season. There is a distinctively bitter aftertaste that causes me to be of the opinion that this beer is not as refreshing as a commonplace summer brew, but it is a damn good beer for a summer/autumn hybrid. ;)

twistwrist, Jun 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Tjmurray386, Jun 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

aklude, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of pcrochunis
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Flavor of the Season INDEED. This american Blonde Ale is quite refreshening after an afternoon of grueling lawn mowing. Its golden amber color signifies the refreshment of youth, like that of a child's first alcoholic beverage. But the burliness of the hops reminds you that this beer is not for a child but for a man of great wisdom. With a minute hint of citrus, heaping amount of hops, and arouma that is suited for the gods, one would be a fool not to consume.

pcrochunis, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

jman005, Jun 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Stofko1992, Jun 23, 2014
Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,770 ratings.