tastybeer (1486) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2012 Draft. Pour is bright gold with an excellent white head. Aroma is biscuit, grassy/floral hops (saaz Iím guessing), lemon. Flavor is more grassy hops, biscuit. Palate is crisp, lightly bitter, light body. Just an all around good Summer beer.
Re-rate: gold pour, nice white head. Dank grassy/floral hop bitterness; cracker malt. Crisp and refreshing. During the summer, my default beer choice.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Victory Summer Love Ale is a super clear, pale yellow ale with an airy white head that has good retention and lacing. It has a very citrusy, orange aroma with a note of light grain. It smells a little sweet. Itís medium-light bodied and very smooth with a crisp, dry finish. Itís lightly bittered and quite flavorful. It tastes like light grain with a good amount of orange and grapefruit. The balance is perfect. Itís incredibly quenching. This is everything a summer ale should be.
scottw86 (1039) - Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a very clear pale yellow with a medium-sized white head. Hoppy aroma with lots of lemon. Grapefruit and clove as well. Taste is quite flavorful with lots of lemon and citrus at first. Slightly skunky, but it is still smooth. Finish has a good amount of hops with more lemon and grapefruit. Slightly floral finish. Overall not bad, I could see this appealing to casual beer drinkers.
thornecb (3973) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours bright gold into a Sam glass. Bright white head with medium retention recedes leaving thin sheets. Tropical fruit aromas. Mildly crisp with front to back tropical pineapple and grapefruit followed by a lasting grapefruit pith finish.
Beerman6686 (3536) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a clear darker yellow color with a white head. Aroma was nice pilsener male, some grassy and earthy hops to. Flavor s extremely well balanced, nice crackery pale malt notes, perfectly balance with grassy dusty bittering hops.
ttutony (586) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transparent golden color with a white head that dissipates after a few minutes. Spicy, earthy hop aroma with a pleasant hop presence on the palate as well. A great blonde ale.
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Huge citrus hops in the aroma with a bit of an herbal component. The taste is citrus and earthy hops with faint pale malty notes. light bitterness, and the bitterness lingers. Medium bodied. A little off balance, but good, and very interesting. Seems there is some yeasty character in there I canít describe.
Gachupines (746) - USA - JUN 12, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden yellow with a very bubbly white head which fades quickly. Aroma is slightly grassy, very subtle. Flavor has some strong hops up front followed by very slight malt and a somewhat bitter aftertaste. Recognizable as a blonde, but with much more character than anything Iíve had in that category. I was pleasantly surprised by this and would definitely have it again. Perfect beer for the summer.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Although many are far below average, I can be a sucker for some summer beers, and this one rises above the masses, for sure. Pour clean, clear pale gold with a generous white head. Nose offers lots of floral hops, reminding me of both Prima Pils and SA Noble Pils. Taste adds some bready notes. Taste comes through a little thin, but perhaps just right for a cold beer designed to be consumed on a hot summer day. Palate is pleasantly dry. Iíll likely buy a few sixers of this over the summer.
kevd193213 (822) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Golden, slightly cloudy pour with a medium frothy white head. Aroma of citrus hops, faint vanilla and mild earthy malt. Medium body, taste of malt with a smooth, slightly sharp grapefruit finish.