Summer Love | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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3.7/5
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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:
#31,227
Reviews:
451
Ratings:
2,345
pDev:
13.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
629
Trade:
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Ratings: 2,345 |  Reviews: 451
Photo of DigitGrowler
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DbbC
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nitty703
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wmcgar01
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CoasterGuy
3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tizzle45
5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Rostie
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CoryIanShafer
2.03/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Smells of soap and berries, nothing else, piss yellow, nice color, stiff, crunchy white head, smelling caster sugars, i taste water and soap, extremely bitter, cannot even finish

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Photo of jsnouffer
1.93/5  rDev -47.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of sb17
4.24/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trocketsauced
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of basaywhat
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours a straw or light golden color with a nice white head that doesn't last long. Nice crisp malt aroma. Biscuit taste, the hop flavor is a nice bitterness that adds to the crispness.

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Photo of tjcamm
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrMullet
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear light yellow with mild persistent lacing.
Smell is grassy with some citrus to it.
Taste is light malt followed by a more than expected citrus/lemon hop finish.

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Photo of RyanKininger
4.34/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A very easy ale to drink, crisp but smooth...

Victory Brewing really puts out some solid brews and Summer Love is no exception. Easy on the eyes with its bright yellow-hues, white head, and a small amount of lacing, it looks the part of a summer beer. The smell has a hoppy and floral character without being to obnoixious with a mouthfeel that simply makes it easy to session these one after the other. The ale was very light on taste but if kept really cold, it would hit the spot on a hot summer's day. Definitely one I can still enjoy here in our "entended" summer....

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Photo of Kyleyhoopster
2.87/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Citrus lemon smell,taste was identical. This was very hop forward with a grain cereal background. As it warmed it became even more bitter which lingered long in the aftertaste

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Photo of Tcsox
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Try-em-all
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear light gold bit of a straw color large bubbles and I bought a one-finger head which slowly dissipates not much lacing on the glass but a little tiny taste with a little bit of citrus lemon is stronger than I would like but still not bad perfect for summer.

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Photo of Curt3
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YoungMtn52
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours a clear golden color with not much of a head that quickly dissipates...piney, crisp, lemony taste that is refreshing...OK, not great

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Photo of Sayb
4.14/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBobber
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a clear golden color with a nice finger and a half of soapy white head comprised of large bubbles.

Smell is piney fresh with a lemon like citrus scent coming out from the beer.

The taste really follows the nose with that light lemon with a hint of pine bitters.

The mouth is fairly light with a bit of a wet finish.

Overall this would make for a refreshing summer beer. With a low ABV if this was to be found in a nice six pack capacity this would qualify as a craft lawnmower beer. Maybe even paired with a nice light salad I can see this beer pulling that off nicely.

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Photo of akolb
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 2,345 ratings