Summer Love | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Summer LoveSummer Love
BA SCORE
56.6%
Liked This Beer
3.7 w/ 2,332 ratings
Summer LoveSummer Love
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:
#27,780
Reviews:
449
Ratings:
2,332
Liked:
1,321
Avg:
3.7/5
pDev:
13.24%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
620
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,332 |  Reviews: 449
Photo of AAG
3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nebula1999
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of erk0607
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Crisp golden ale, white, large foam head, decent lacing, all of which lasts for a while.
Smell: Lemony, hoppy, possibly a bit of malt and some other spices
Taste: Bitterness from the hops, lemon/lemongrass on the tongue, various spices that compliment the lemony zest, and hops! Not overbearing, but definitely present
Feel: Lighter bodied, refreshing, definitely well carbonated, coats your mouth
Overall: Pretty good! Good summer beer (what a naming coincidence!). Might get again if I wanted a good standby or wanted to introduce someone to slightly crafty beers.

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Photo of womara
4.16/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of udfan07
2.92/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Rukeli76
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dsruble3
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of reitzbrewing
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of billybob
3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

pours not quite clear very short head that faded quickly but it did leave light wispy lace. light fruity smell taste is dry and crisp leaving a slight bitter after taste which I didn't care for. its a pass for me.

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Photo of sachie23
2.79/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Kirbyrm
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brew_ski
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of raindog814
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjohns73
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 50marathons
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very refreshing summer beer with hints of lemon.

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Photo of MacMalt
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this on draught in a bar. It was served in a pint glass. It pours a clear, golden straw color with a thin, milk-white head and modest lacing. The smell is rather subdued with citrus, grass, and a whiff of hops. The primary tastes are cracker and citrus with a pleasant hoppy finish. This ale is medium-bodied but light and refreshing to drink with an ABV of 5.2% Overall, while not particularly memorable, it is a nice beer to drink in a cool bar on a hot day.

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Photo of Myotus
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured at 45°F from a 12oz bottle (no date) into a Mikasa Ale glass. Consumed on 19Jun16.
LOOK: Two fingers of dense, white foam is formed after pouring. The large head retains its density as it dissipates to a half fingers worth of within two minutes. A moderate amount of thick lacing is left behind from the foam dissipation. Light gold in color. Rising bubbles are small in size and become scarce once the foam head settles. Lacing is high in quantity and thick.
SMELL: This has a great, balanced smell composed of mild aromas of peaches, pears, floral hops, and earthy hops harmonizing with subtle white bread, grass, grain, orange, grapefruit, and tangerine aromas.
TASTE: A fruity and hoppy balance is immediately established as mild, peach, pear, and earthy hops flow on to the palate. Mild flavors of spicy hop and grain deliver more balance as they trail right after. More hoppy and fruity goodness is presented as mild floral hop and subtle orange, grapefruit, and tangerine flavors enter while the grainy flavors grows stronger and approach the threshold of bitter. In a finally act of achieving even more balance, mild white bread and grass flavors enter as all previous flavors press on.
FEEL: The thickness of the beer is between light-bodied and medium-bodied. Carbonation is high and nearly stings the tongue. Goes down rough due to the high carbonation. Finishes with a strong and unpleasant dryness due to the large hop profile.
NOTE: A good Blonde Ale brewed by Victory. While the taste was good, I would have like to have had less grainy flavors. I feel like that hindered the profile from being great. The major downfall in this was the mouthfeel. Summer brews should be crisp and clean. The carbonation was too much while the hop profile, although lovely for the taste, caused too much dryness.

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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 Mikexw
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of mlockman
3.29/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is really a bit hoppier than I was expecting. The hoppiness leave an odd aftertaste on the palate, making the beer less refreshing than I had hoped.

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Photo of Christommy
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thalador
2.78/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 56.6% out of 100 with 2,332 ratings
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