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
Ranking:
#30,142
Reviews:
451
Ratings:
2,339
pDev:
13.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
102
Gots:
626
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,339 |  Reviews: 451
Photo of seedyone
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

05/22/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Nothing special. Hops are upfront which leaves me out of the favorable group. Ahhh...yes...summer love. Soon to be forgotten.

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Photo of Kornoms
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of OtisCampbell007
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of jophish17
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of MIKESTARR01
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of jtennyson99
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of SoupKitchenBeerSnob
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of CAC329
2.51/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Looked like it was going to be a great refreshing summer ale but it was just average with an odd aftertaste.

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Photo of petersonmatt22
2.52/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BcOneSeven
2.55/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bitterness. Not much else. Could be one of those gateway brews!

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Photo of garuda
2.56/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Fresh bottle
A - Clear gold, fluffy white head that has good retention and some lacing.

S/T - Hops are up front on this one. Pine, a little grapefruit, but as it warms, cat piss-soaked carpet starts to emerge and totally takes away from the rest of the drink.

M - Light body, crisp clean dry finish.

O - Ugh. Started out well, but barely drinkable by the end. Maybe I'm super sensitive to a hop variety they used in this, or just cat piss in general, because I'm surprised not many other reviewers have picked it out.

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Photo of dacrza1
2.57/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

DATE REVIEWED: August 1, 2014... GLASSWARE: pint... OCCASION: finding a new favorite show in Drunk History at State College...APPEARANCE: pale, almost wan, weak yellow car body; pillowy white, single-finger head that thins rather quickly... AROMA: sharp banana; damp yeasts with some funk--a wet blanket? noticeably light malt scents--not very alluring ... PALATE: medium-bodied; oily and palpably gritty; smooths out over the course of the glass draining; refreshing overall ... TASTE: light, spritzy lemon; a bit doughy for an ale; the funk in the aroma bleeds into the taste--odd dish detergent lingers... OVERALL: an oddly spotty offering from Victory--sharp and slightly abrasive with the overall experience rounding out the profile with some acceptance, but a mix of scents and tastes that do not seem to coexist peacefully... light enough to fit the season, but not large enough to occupy attention or demand a revisit....

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Photo of lakamoso
2.61/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not horrible, not great, very average

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Photo of tubeyes
2.63/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Light yellow, limited carbonation, clear, little head.
S- Sweet, soapy, floral
T- Sweet, soapy, astringent
M- Light then leaves slight aftertaste
O- Soaptastic but not too bad, had on tap in an American Shaker at OSDH in Denton.
[from note, drank 7/1/12]

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2.64/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of Vashtar
2.7/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

HOPS
The appearance is... Sadly, I drank it from a bottle.

The aroma is pleasant, but I couldn't detect anything special.

The taste was very hoppy. It was overpowering.

The mouthfeel was flat and thin after 8 sips

Overall, this beer was way too bitter for me.

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Photo of Vestlake
2.73/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Guden
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of Larrydoherty
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

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 HinghamRick
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 2,339 ratings