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Victory Summer Love

September 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Attending a baseball game. Fishing a favorite lake up north. Roasting s’mores around the campfire. Grilling in the backyard. Playing volleyball at the beach. These are a few of the many activities that people share a passion for during summer. Some of these quintessential activities that consume our time while enjoying the warm weather outdoors are represented in the artwork and packaging for Summer Love by Victory Brewing Company.

Victory Summer Love

The beer is a blonde ale and pours a clear light golden in color with a white head. The aroma is fairly light, with hints of lemony citrus and malt. It has enough hop presence to balance the bready malt flavor and add a crisp, yet floral bitterness to the beer. That same crispness makes this a wonderful companion to enjoy with burgers and brats from the grill.

If you are familiar with Victory’s Prima Pils, I’d almost consider this a “lighter” version of that beer, that’s not as aggressively hopped. Summer Love surprised me because blonde ales tend to come across usually as “bland ales” since they just seem too flavorless and targeted for the beer drinker of the”lowest common denominator”. Not this one. Summer Love demonstrates that passion for a well crafted beer that just seems to fit the season, like a well worn baseball glove or a favorite pair of broken-in sandals. It just feels right.

Next up: Potosi Brewing Co. Wee Stein Wit

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