Summer Love | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

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.

Added by Soonami on 07-11-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,287
Reviews:
434
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
13.23%
 
 
Wants:
97
Gots:
597
For Trade:
1
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Photo of asuburbanman
4.49/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Good session beer for summer. It's not overly hoppy or overly fruity. Right balance of what I look for during summer

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Photo of Nfl1991
4.49/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall a good beer. Pours a light golden color in a glass, with good visible carbonation. A good head, although it disappears in a matter of minutes. A bitter taste at first, but finishes with a good balance of malt, hops, and a hint of wheat and lemon rinds. Not the best out of Victory Brews, but definitely one of my favorite summer ales. Great for its class. Given that I prefer beers with a strong hop presence, I give it a 9/10.

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Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.48/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Clear yellow with a big, fluffy white head with excellent retention and lacing.

S: Fresh zesty orange, citrus oils, orange blossom/floral, cracker malt, lemon, grass, pungent dankness and wet herbs. Citra and Simcoe are both very prominent.

T: Tons of fresh squeezed orange juice, bitter orange pith, zippy citrus oil, lemon, hints of pineapple, cracker, bordering on biscuit malt, with a lightly bitter but balanced dank, grassy finish, minerally water, some earth, with lingering citrus and basil/cilantro flavors.

F: Medium-light body, well-carbonated, almost creamy, crisply carbonated, dry, and chuggable.

O: Combines the best worlds of hoppy pilsner and blonde ale. And excellent showcase of hop flavors, and crisp summer refresher.

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Photo of Finn
4.48/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pale gold with a frothy, clean white head. Aroma is crisp citrus, grass, grains. Refreshing. A taste reveals a clean, crisp body of pilsner malts, giving way into a firm, but not heavy,bitterness. Nicely defined hop flavors,though not overwhelming. The light/medium body contributes to the refreshing characteristics, and the finish is fairly dry, with a a touch of lingering bitterness.

Overall, a fantastic, flavorful, and refined, refreshing blonde ale. An example of what the often overlooked style can really be.

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Photo of Therealfootball
4.48/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Crisp, slightly hoppy. Great summer brew, as the name suggests. Slightly cloudy look. Ver solid beer.

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Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.78 out of 5 based on 2,287 ratings.
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