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Summer Love - Victory Brewing Company

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1,594 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,594
Reviews: 356
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 48
Gots: 144 | 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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3/5  rDev -19.6%

05-22-2014 15:03:09 | More by rworkman
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South Carolina

3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-21-2014 00:16:46 | More by jkball01
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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

05-19-2014 14:56:46 | More by Shandycan
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-19-2014 13:53:13 | More by Tconroy
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audioserf

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-19-2014 12:16:34 | More by audioserf
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Cory_Brown

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-19-2014 08:54:28 | More by Cory_Brown
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California

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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New York

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champ103

Texas

3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Have had many times, most recently at D&T in Houston.

A: Pours a perfectly clear straw yellow color. At first a two finger white head forms, and recedes in a minute. Light lace is left.
S: Light biscuit malts up front. Then a bit of sweet malts, and lingering bitter and grassy hops.
T: Some caramel sweetness, some biscuit malts, plenty of lingering bitterness. Grassy, floral, lightly spicy. The bitterness is just a bit to abrasive and strong for me though
M/D: A light body with nice carbonation. Fairly smooth at the same time. Not hard to drink. I can put a few away in a sitting.

Not bad at all, but I find the bitterness a bit strong for my tastes. A good summer beer, but not one of my favorites from this brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2014 22:45:54 | More by champ103
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mnrider

Connecticut

3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz. Brown Bottle. Enjoy By on Bottle.

A: Pours a clear bright gold. Medium creamy white head. Small to zero retention,
with little lacing.

S: Floral hops. Spices. Wheat. Grains. Tea. Honey.

T/M: Hops. Bitter and spicy. Malts are grainy. Light citrus, orange and grapefruit.
Starts sweet then turns bitter with hops and spices. Has a cream feel at first but
the spices and hops soon take over making the feel more dry and bitter.

O: This Blonde Ale is leaning towards an IPA. Needs a lighter body if it wants to be
considered more than an average summer ale. It's still easy enough to drink on
those hot summer days. Taste is good.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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Alabama

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Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,594 ratings.