In tribute to the passing of summer, this review is about Victory Brewing Company's "Summer Love Ale". It's the first Victory brew I've ever tried, and I have to say, it was a great start!
A light, white frothy head crowned the hazy golden brew, and a fruit smell wafted from the glass. I was impressed with the complexity of this 5.2%-ABV ale -- the lemon flavor mixed very well with the hoppy taste which yielded an extremely quaffable beer. The first sip and each subsequent taste was a delight. I love tasting the hops in a beer, and the mixture of hops and lemony-fruity-goodness in this particular libation was extremely satisfying.
Based on my limited sampling of other beers, I would compare this ale to Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat or Brewery Ommegang's Hennepin.
Overall, I would rate this beer an "A". Beeradvocate.com rates it a "B+", and www.ratebeer.com gives it a 91 overall and a 99 for style. I was a big fan, and even though I love the fall, I now have a reason to look forward to next summer. Also, can't wait to try some other Victory brews -- any suggestions?