Summer Love | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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2,312 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:
2,312
Reviews:
440
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
13.23%
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
614
For Trade:
1
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Photo of CTaleMan
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kcc
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
3.26/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vdub191
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yaksurf
2.86/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Mojo
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.48/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Clear yellow with a big, fluffy white head with excellent retention and lacing.

S: Fresh zesty orange, citrus oils, orange blossom/floral, cracker malt, lemon, grass, pungent dankness and wet herbs. Citra and Simcoe are both very prominent.

T: Tons of fresh squeezed orange juice, bitter orange pith, zippy citrus oil, lemon, hints of pineapple, cracker, bordering on biscuit malt, with a lightly bitter but balanced dank, grassy finish, minerally water, some earth, with lingering citrus and basil/cilantro flavors.

F: Medium-light body, well-carbonated, almost creamy, crisply carbonated, dry, and chuggable.

O: Combines the best worlds of hoppy pilsner and blonde ale. And excellent showcase of hop flavors, and crisp summer refresher.

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Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

awesome looking brew, sick lacing. light aromas of malts, earth, pine and grass on the nose. palate is floral, pine, slightly spicy hops that are complimented by sweet bready malts. overall a tasty easy drinker thats perfect for summer.

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Photo of Wingnut93
3.15/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cdman56
4.31/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zonk
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.16/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Quickdcm
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mitchmoore12
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of q33jeff
3.2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

**
05/22/2013
aroma: Hops, Pine, Citrus
appearance: Yellow, little head.
taste: Nice smooth flavor. A touch of vegetable.A bit light on carbonation.A nice summer beer. Not a lot of flavor, but enough to make it a good picnic beer.
feel: Creamy.
**

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Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zekeman17
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mfigueroa713
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thebeers
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale gold with a finger of fluffy white head. Light aroma and taste of lemon zest, mint and slight flowery herbs, backed by a mild hop bitterness. Dry, crisp finish. Light bodied. Pretty refreshing.

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

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