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Summer Love | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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3.7/5
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2,335 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#29,216
Reviews:
450
Ratings:
2,335
pDev:
13.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
624
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,335 |  Reviews: 450
Photo of WallstreetB
3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpectrePLUS
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sd123
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of williamjbauer
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap served in pint glass at their brewery

A - Clear, pale with 1 finger white head with good retention and good lacing, nice bubbly head.

S - Lemon, herbal and peppery notes with light yeast aroma.

T - Follows nose, solid wheat backbone, a touch of yeast and alcohol, pretty light beer.

M - Light body, moderate-high carbonation, effervescent, crisp.

O - Nice summer beer, but lacks a lot of meat on the bones much like many beers in this style. Refreshing.

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Photo of OldIronLungs
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a DFH bowed pint glass a light gold with several fingers of smooth white head.

Nose has a hit of pine and citric hops with some earthiness.

A sip is crisp with medium to light body, medium carbonation. Light malts and a subtle spiciness. Nice finish - almost herbal - refreshing and clean.

Pretty tasty, sessionable. Not a bad summer beer.

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Photo of joeplaysbass
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of denace_mennis
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yanks9669
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clean yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, peppery and pine like hops, kind of like Hop Devil. In the taste, starts pine and ends citrus. A lighter malt, almost notes of wheat. A hop bite and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry pine hop in the aftertaste. A nice hop profile in a summer beer. Dare I say, Hop Devil light?

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Photo of cgrunin
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a wide chimay glass; color is pale straw, gold; off white head that laces lightly.

Smell is a mix of grains and grassy, citrusy hops, nice scents; good mix of bitter and sweetness. Malt sweetness tends to smooth pilsner side with hop notes of citrus, lemon and grass.

Taste is a grainy malt sweetness front, with solid bitter hop finish; hope notes are similar to the scent with a touch of pine, but heavy on floral, grassy and citrus.

Mouthfeel is just a touch strong on the tongue from the solid bitterness, but it rounds out and finishes smooth.

Overall, a very nicely done summer brew, soild malt and hop flavors and scents.

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Photo of srandycarter
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Light clear straw. White head is gone quick. Lots of cling hanging on.

S - First whiff cat pee. Malt and cat pee.

T - Nice solid malt front and the cat pee turns into a musky bitterness.

M - Thinner than I had hoped, good carb, balance is kinda crazy.

D - Easy drinker with low ABV. I like it.

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Photo of Spindelphia
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rramsey
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mule420
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Coopersbeer
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It's a pretty good beer. Doesn't stand out but doesn't fall short either.

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Photo of Acforster2
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StJamesGate
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

CAN
Bright gold with loose snowy froth. 4
Clean flinty grain and flowers. 3.75
Cracker + shortbread, some grass, slight lemon, and a bit of peppery bitterness. 3.75
Round, latte chew, almost medium, crisp. 4

Bigger than expected - which is on point for a blonde. Underhopped; ditto. Well put together and unexciting - to style, in other words. 3.75

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Photo of donspublic
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jwale73
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz. can served in a shaker pint. Pours a bright, sunny gold with a creamy, half inch, tight, bright white head. A significant amount of effervescence is present cascading from the base of the glass to the bottom of the cap. Nose is clean and subdued - hints of grassy and earthy notes. Taste follows nose - clean and crackers. Mouthfeel is light in body with a bright carbonation and a semi-dry finish. Overall - simple, clean and lacking complexity but spot on for the style and would pair well with food (e.g. burgers, wings, pizza, etc.).

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Comes out of the bottle a clear straw yellow with a typical white head - not inspiring, but never judge a book by its cover! Strong aroma is malty with a yeasty undertone and hints of citrus and hops. Sunny flavor has a malty core and a strong, slightly sour citrus note, as well as hints of hops and apple. Average-bodied texture has a nice tingle to it. Great for summer, or saying goodbye to the bloomin' hot weather.

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Photo of 57md
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a crystal clear golden straw color with a thin layer of head that dissipated rapidly. The nose is lightly malty and the maltiness is also lightly present in the flavor profile. This offering is light-bodied. The finish has a semi-dry bitterness from the hops which appears to grow more hoppy as one moves down the glass.

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Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 2,335 ratings
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