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:
#31,660
Reviews:
453
Ratings:
2,351
pDev:
13.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
633
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LennyDercolo
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bdiiorio
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear light golden pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head. Nice sticky lacing.

S: Light grains and noble hops. Smells like a lager.

T/F: Follows the nose. Light crackery grains.. mild citrus hops without being overly bitter. Clean and crisp. Light bodied... well carbonated.

O: As intended... an easy drinking summer beer. Light and flavorful. Tasted great after the 1st lawn mow of the season.

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Photo of rudiecantfail
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap, poured into a pint glass.

L---Light golden color. Completely clear. Thick white head faded quickly, but still left a lot of lacing.

S---Citrus/lemon is most noticeable. There are both hops and malts apparent.

T---Very well balanced between hops & malts. A bit of lemon. Crisp & clean, like a summer beer should be

F---Feels like a summer beer. Not heavy. Quenching & leaves you wanting another.

O---A quality offering by Victory. It just showed up on tap at a local bar I go to weekly. I hope it stays there all spring & summer. I'll definitely have a few more.

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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
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 2,351 ratings