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Summer Love | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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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
Ranking:
#28,865
Reviews:
450
Ratings:
2,334
pDev:
13.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
101
Gots:
624
Trade:
1
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2.23/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

yuck. I'm not a fan of this at all. There seems to be this weird powdery essence lingering in every sip. I can't get past it at all.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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5/5  rDev +35.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Draft pour at the wonderful Duckworth's, Park Road in Charlotte, NC...

Pours a lovely golden color with sticky white lacing. Super light brew - and dry as a bone. At 5.2% this is a great little session ale, easy enough for everyone and complex enough that I found it entertaining. Very nice summer brew - if you're going to be out on a boat, at the beach, wherever - this wouldn't be a bad choice. Give it a shot - nice beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Girlfriend got me a single of this in a mixed pack, actually drank it on the beach.

I must say for a Summer/Blonde its pretty tastey. Seemed to have a little bit of a noble hop bite, kinda grassy, which I dug, nice and carbonated, much tastier than a Bud/PBR/ect. Had a more present malt body than would be expected, nice and bready. I probably would normally purchase something local/cheaper if going in this category but its one of the better "summer beers" out there. Quite quaffable.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.31/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a brassy gold with a moderately sized head. Smell is grainy with an odd hop smell. Hops have an herbal scent. I'm assuming that it's also the hops, but I'm picking up an odd, brothy aroma. Kind of like onion skins. Not feeling the smell. Taste is an improvement. Solid herbal/floral hops with a cracker grain malt body. Finish is clean, with slight ale yeast fruitiness. Mouthfeel is moderate overall. Overall this isn't bad, except for the weird aroma.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Summer Love from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 2,334 ratings
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