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:
2,289
Reviews:
434
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
13.23%
 
 
Wants:
97
Gots:
598
For Trade:
1
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1.17/5  rDev -69%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

taste like a flower I like blonde ales but when they taste like this too much hop for

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1.87/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Had on tap at the Beer Store in Southampton. This stuff looks like a pilsner, smells like cat piss, tastes like a mass produced BMC product. I had to power through this one. God is this gross. I'm not quite sure where this went wrong, or if this is just the epitome of a beer that's just "not my type'l but there's no love lost here.

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look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.03/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Yikes. I am not a big fan of hoppy, bitter beers, so take this for what it's worth. This is in the top 5 of the worst brews I've ever had.

A: Pale, light yellow in appearance with decent head to begin with, which quickly fades. Some retention left on sides of glass.

S: As rough as this beer tasted, the smell was no better. Lemon zest and citrusy. Not to be mean, but it reminded me of sweaty gym socks.

T: As stated before, I have never been a fan of summer/hoppy brews, so I didn't expect much going in. This was overwhelmingly bitter and citrusy.

O: Just not my glass of beer. It seems to have a great cult following, so if you're in to these types of beers, you may like it. Unfortunately, I did not.

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Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.78 out of 5 based on 2,289 ratings.
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