Summer Love | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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85
very good
2,325 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:
2,325
Reviews:
445
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
13.23%
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
618
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,325 |  Reviews: 445
Photo of jbfarris
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tomalfo
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mwinek
2.49/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of NeubTube
3.41/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Poured from a 12oz can into tulip glass:

This beer is pretty much the definition of an average craft beer. It's got a decent, one finger head that lingers for a minute or two, it's got some nice light hop aroma, with a lot more cracker and bready notes. The taste is very, very basic.....lots of dry, crackery malt, with some earthy hops as well. It's a nice alternative to a macro at a cookout or at the beach, but not something I'd seek out.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DanGeo
3.37/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrokenEdge
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pleasantly surprised by some of the subtleties of this beer. Body is translucent straw with a thin, fizzy head. Left some soapy lacing. Smells like corn, grass, apples, and some earthy yeast notes. Taste is sweet up front but a faint wisp of hops comes through closer to the finish. A lot of corn and grain notes like an AAL, but way more hoppy complexity. Lots of grassy and floral hops coming through, but not enough to make it overly bitter, just enough to keep it feeling light and fresh. Finishes very dry and clean. This is just a crisp, clean, refreshing ale for summertime, recommended if you like hoppy lagers/pilsners/etc.

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

Photo of madelf66
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of antman27
3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A bit hoppy for an American Blonde Ale I thought .

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Photo of BWED
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a willibecher

A- Pale straw, great clarity. Foamy white head retains at one finger. Very little lacing.

S- Straw, a mild solvent (which is off), and a little toasty. Not much hop aroma.

T- Toasty malt. Hop flavor is earthy.

M- Light body, easy drinker. Dryish earthy finish.

O- Nice light blonde ale. Aroma is a little off, but a good, drinkable summer beer.

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Photo of BB1313
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy by 8/24/16. 12oz can poured into a pint glass. Pours a pale golden with nice clarity and transparency; chunky eggshell white head that sticks around leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are faint with lots of cracker and bread notes. It's slightly floral as well. Fresh grass is there too. The flavors are clean and refreshing. More fresh bread and cracker notes. Some pilsener malts in the mix. Hints of citrus. I'm picking up some lemon and lime zest along with some grapefruit. Slightly earthy. More grass. Alcohol obviously goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is great. It's light with active carbonation. It's very smooth and extremely quaffable.

This is very crisp and refreshing brew. It's perfect for the summer. It might not be flashy, but it's enjoyable and well crafted.

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Photo of nhirsch04
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petersonmatt22
2.52/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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

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

Photo of Spindelphia
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ljkelly2171
2.95/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Irishbeerdrinker
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.78 out of 5 based on 2,325 ratings.
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