Summer Love | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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85
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2,300 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:
2,300
Reviews:
437
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
13.23%
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
605
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,300 |  Reviews: 437
Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of BryantForestry
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Great Label, Great Beer
- well done Victory
Go Astros

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Photo of MFMB
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheNightwatchman
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of brn9000
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of JoeLacy
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of confer
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a perfect summer beer. Lightly hopped and very refreshing

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Photo of grimey68
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atr2605
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours slightly hazy straw color with a sudsy white head with nice retention
S-wheat, lemon, hint of spice
T-wheat malt is met with a spicy pine hop bitterness with lemon in the finish
M-light bodied
O-nice light bodied very drinkable summer beer. Perfect for a hot summer day

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Photo of assman79
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of tmbgnicu
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of JustinMatthew
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of reitzbrewing
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beerman999999
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of aorloski
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Andrew041180
3.17/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tbrascojr
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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

Photo of Schmuckles
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of fscottkey
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: [2.50] Pours out a pale yellow color. The beer had some head but it was gone instantly. The beer looks like dirty water a bit. Visually not the most striking beer. I can't find the ABV listed - or a date code. Bad marks all around.

S: [3.50] Pine, citrus, some wheat aromas. The smell is actually really pleasant.

T: [3.75] There is a lemony like almost a Shandy flavor to the whole thing - but not quite that pronounced. There is a decent amount of hop presence, not bitter, but it makes an appearance at the party. There are same caramel malt tones in the mid palate too.

M: [3.50] The beer is medium in body and has elevated carbonation but it adds to the "summer" beer feel.

O: [3.50] Very nice dock beer. Really nice flavors and drinkability. I would have another and share them at a picnic.

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Photo of sneth019
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of crewfan1952
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Agold
2.83/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours with about a half inch of white fluffy head, which dissipates leaving some spotty lacing on the side of the glass. It is a clear brilliant golden beer. Very nice looking. There is something weird happening in the nose. Something making me think I maybe got a bad bottle. there is a little bit of an odd maybe rubberband aroma masking some grainyness and a bit of herby hops. Kind of offputting, and making me not look forward to taking that first sip. After that aroma smacked me in the face, the flavor is surprisingly not that bad. Has a lot of herbey hops and nice grainy malt character. There is a very mild mirroring of that problem from the aroma, but it is not very present. The mouthfeel isn't overly light, which makes me suspect that this is not an infection, but it is a little bit astringent. Light medium body with ok carbonation. I really don't know what to make of this beer. It didn't make me want to get another, but I would like to see if this was a bad bottle or if this is really what this beer is like.

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Photo of dubdrop
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of pearljam118
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.78 out of 5 based on 2,300 ratings.
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