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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Victory Summer of Love Ale

While in Chicago, I had the luck to check out Kumas Corner Metal Burger bar near Belmont (try the High on Fire Metal Burger), and picked up a bottle of Victory Brewing Co. Summer of Love Ale.  Summer of Love poured a pale gold into the glass with a slight chill haze, topped with a small, sudsy white head.  The nose carried through soft aromas of grain, light floral notes, and white pepper. 

Victory Summer of Love Ale opened crisp and clean, with subtle lemon and peach flavors hinted at over a light grain body.  As the ale warmed in the mouth, the citrus became slightly more pronounced and a touch of sweetness came through.  The ale ended on a dry, crisp note with a touch of peppery spice and bitterness.

Victory Summer of Ale is subtle and delicate in almost every way, with just enough going on to be interesting to a palette that knows beer while maintaining the most important thing a summer seasonal beer should carry… a crisp, light drinking experience for a hot day.  

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