Summer Love | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Summer LoveSummer Love

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Malt: imported 2 row German malts

Hops: whole flower Tettnang Tettnang, Simcoe and Citra hops

ABV: 5.2%

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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Stone pint glass
From: Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, Calif., on Jan. 5, 2013
Price: $2.29
Misc.: N/A

Poured a golden hazy straw color with a finger of gray head that dissipated rather quickly. Minimal lacing, below average retention.

Smelled a surprising sharp whiff of hops up front. Seemed to be icy Cascade hops. Also some lemon grassy notes - a bit like lemon Jolly Ranchers - honey, caramel and lime. A bit like Sprit or Sierra Mist. Pretty good smell for a summer brew.

Taste wasn’t quite as good as the smell. Got those Cascade hops still and grassy hops with a bitter finish. In between was sweet alcohol, lime and pine. Later got some tangerine and slight grapefruit.

Light body. Thin texture. Lively (above average) carbonation. Bitter finish. Clean, crisp and refreshing, though.

A pretty good summer beer overall, which is saying something, because most taste the same. I’d have it again.

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Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.78 out of 5 based on 2,312 ratings.
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