Summer Love | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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85
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2,324 Ratings
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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:
2,324
Reviews:
445
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
13.23%
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
618
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Timtac
3.27/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: cloudy; small head that quickly dissipates; slight lacing

S: smells like dried tropical fruit to me; smells great

T: light malts with some biscuit notes; hoppy bitterness that would be refreshing in summer heat

F: fairly thin

O: not bad overall

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KMillard
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

German Malt flavor nice balance to moderate hops. Most summer micro lagers have light body, little malt flavor and bright, bold, heavy hops. Good beer.

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Photo of rdempsey3426
4.83/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of wac9
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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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dokupe
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of srfou
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of duvel1979
2/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of CTaleMan
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kcc
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
3.26/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vdub191
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yaksurf
2.86/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nobledust
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mojo
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.48/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Clear yellow with a big, fluffy white head with excellent retention and lacing.

S: Fresh zesty orange, citrus oils, orange blossom/floral, cracker malt, lemon, grass, pungent dankness and wet herbs. Citra and Simcoe are both very prominent.

T: Tons of fresh squeezed orange juice, bitter orange pith, zippy citrus oil, lemon, hints of pineapple, cracker, bordering on biscuit malt, with a lightly bitter but balanced dank, grassy finish, minerally water, some earth, with lingering citrus and basil/cilantro flavors.

F: Medium-light body, well-carbonated, almost creamy, crisply carbonated, dry, and chuggable.

O: Combines the best worlds of hoppy pilsner and blonde ale. And excellent showcase of hop flavors, and crisp summer refresher.

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Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

awesome looking brew, sick lacing. light aromas of malts, earth, pine and grass on the nose. palate is floral, pine, slightly spicy hops that are complimented by sweet bready malts. overall a tasty easy drinker thats perfect for summer.

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Photo of Wingnut93
3.15/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cdman56
4.31/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.78 out of 5 based on 2,324 ratings.
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