I ran by one of my fave bottle shops in town, 16 Tons to pick up some beers for some beer trades and because it’s been a rough couple weeks (not that I need an excuse to drink beer) and wanted something a little special for myself. I wanted something light and refreshing because its been ball sweat hot lately and something I’ve never had before. Enter Victory Brewing and Summer Love.
This what just what the doctor ordered. Lately summer has sprung in Eugene as it usually does every year right around July 4th. And, ok, so it’s only been in the high 80s but that’s hot for us PNWers and it’s humid here. Because this kind of weather is really only around 2 months of the year air conditioning is rare and my house is no exception to the rule. When you know you’re coming home to a 80 indoor temperature a nice crisp beer screams ones name.
Summer Love had a nice malty aroma with a little biscuity malt smells in there. It poured a bright golden-yellow with some quickly dissipating head and a lot of bubbles rising to the top. It tasted about how it smelled. There was a real nice hop bitterness that I didn’t really expect and ended with a little sweetness and the lightest citrus pop. The finish was pretty dry with a medium body. Overall, this is a really great summer beer. Just like the label suggests, I could really go for a couple pints at the ballpark of Summer Love.