Summer Love | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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85
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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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Ratings: 2,324 |  Reviews: 445
Photo of Corburk
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Poured a bright amber with a one finger pure white head that dissipated quickly. Light lacing is present. Floral and citrus aroma. Taste is sweet and crisp with a pronounced grapefruit rind hoppiness on the end, which was a little too bitter for me. Well carbonated and medium light body.

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dmecca
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of anthony-s
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puck1225
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tall glass. A bright clear yellow color with a nice white head and lacing. The smell is clean, sweet and citrusy. The taste has lime and lemon notes with a touch of hoppy bitterness. A nice summer beer.

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Photo of Toynk
3.49/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darrin_Smith
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of bankboy66
3.2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not bad....a little too much hop and grapefruit for me but not overpowering.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of porterman66
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of terrysjag
4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of RichieRich1812
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shreead
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Trojan99
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Refreshing and hoppier than expected

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

See through yellow look to this beer. Ok, sort of a take on the scent of a European pale with a malt scent highlighted by some floral hops. Ok, What I like about the flavor is that it adds more citrus and still has the floral bite similar to its euro brethren. Really carbonated and thin beer. Actually good stuff with some lasting bitterness.

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

Photo of mrfrancis
3.03/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Segelstrom
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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