Sunday, May 13, 2012

Game Day Beer Review: Victory Summer Love American Blonde Ale

(5.20% ABV) Summer Love pours a translucent gold, with a thick white head of foam. The head sticks around awhile before departing slowly, leaving behind some very decent lacing to remember it by.

The beer smells of straw and hops. I'm getting a hint of some slight lemon, too.  It smells like Summer to me.

Summer Love has a grassy bitterness right off the bat that lasts -- it starts with hops and finishes with a bitter citrus favor, maybe like from an orange rind. It's got a very clean taste, one I intend to come back to time and again over the next couple of months. It's another winner from Victory Brewing, a Pennsylvania classic that's consistently turning out great beers. A-

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