Summer Love | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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85
very good
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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Brewlinson
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StJamesGate
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

CAN
Bright gold with loose snowy froth. 4
Clean flinty grain and flowers. 3.75
Cracker + shortbread, some grass, slight lemon, and a bit of peppery bitterness. 3.75
Round, latte chew, almost medium, crisp. 4

Bigger than expected - which is on point for a blonde. Underhopped; ditto. Well put together and unexciting - to style, in other words. 3.75

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

Photo of jzeilinger
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap.

A - Bright gold pour with a dense, but thin head and lacing, moderate carbonation.

S - Earthy, grassy lemon, citrus.

T - Follows the nose with earthy, grassy, lemon, and citrus donating throughout. Ends with some crisp lemon citrus tart bitterness that lingers.

M - Medium body with creamy carbonation.

O - Crisp and refreshing, perfect for warm weather.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried the Summer Love at Aurelios from the can. It is another solid offering from Victory. The beer poured a clear golden with white head that left a lace. The scent had slight bitter citrus. The taste was evenly balanced and easy to drink. There was enough bitterness to make the beer interesting and was supported by citrus tones. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall this was a very good beer heading into summer.

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

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JBudraux
3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heyabbott
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Smooth with a slightly biter after taste

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Photo of ScottPash
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jdwpgh
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brocktune
3.16/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beer24guy
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of forrestmoons
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shradical
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Eh

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

Photo of MattFlynn410
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kw_pip
4.32/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Draught. Dank smell. Extremely yeasty. Different but good.

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Photo of Jeffwise
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Completely biased review. I love everything about this beer. Takes me back to some of the best summer memories I have. Nothing amazing, nothing too fancy, just a refreshing, easy drinking beer. My go to session before i saw session as a type of beer. So pop the top on the awesome designed can, fire up your grill (charcoal of course), and enjoy your summer days off all day.

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Photo of kniles38
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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