Twilight Summer Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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4.5/5 rDev +22.6%
Served from the bottle into a nonic glass.
A- Poured a clear orange color with tons of streaming carbonation and frothy white head that left glass-coating lace.
S- Lots of bright citrusy and floral hops with cracker malt backbone. Not a very strong aroma, but very crisp hop character that is very well balanced with the malt character.
T- Lots of bright citrusy and floral hops with a nice cracker malt backbone with notes of bread and caramelized sugar.
M- Very crisp, dry, refreshing, light bodied, and prickly carbonation.
O- This is a simple and incredibly enjoyable summer ale. The bright and delicate hop character blends perfectly with the malt character.
08-27-2014 02:18:57 | More by Hoptometrist
3.6/5 rDev -1.9%
12 oz bottle purchased in Eugene and consumed on the banks of Oregon’s McKenzie River.
4.25 3.3 3.5 4
Appearance: clear deep amber with a semi-durable, frothy bone-colored head. Excellent lacing.
Aroma: herbal/floral hops with a good bit of biscuit malts.
Flavor: Hop intensity in this “summer style” ale is about that of a typical APA. Fruity/herbal hops with hints of citrus. The hop load is higher than the flavor level of the malt base. Mild+ bitterness.
Feel: Lively medium carbonation. Near medium body.
08-22-2014 13:46:55 | More by chinchill
3.71/5 rDev +1.1%
Brilliant deep golden with copper highlights and a frothy cream head. Aroma is zesty, with grass, light floral notes, and that signature Amarillo savory character. There's a hint of bready malt. Flavor is slightly fruity, likely attributable to specialty malt, with floral, perfumey notes, a touch of citrus, and a grassy, almost piney, earthy, crisp finish. Very clean and refreshing, though the perfumey character is somewhat overwhelming.
08-22-2014 01:31:47 | More by barczar
3.75/5 rDev +2.2%
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a slightly hazy medium copper with a half finger white head. Head retention really isn't all that great but there is some ok lacing.
Aroma really brings out some orange peel and lemon zest. Maybe a little fruit punch too. It is very juicy but not so much tropical. Very little malt in the nose.
The flavor has loads of lemon up front backed up by some orange. There is a strong graininess that quickly rushes in but it works well to balance out the hops. Just a fairly mild bitterness that lingers and helps to cleanse the palate.
Overall, a nice version of a blonde ale. Maybe a bit more hoppy than other examples but it is a great thirst quencher with good flavor to boot.
08-22-2014 00:12:27 | More by rangerred
Twilight Summer Ale from Deschutes Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,185 ratings.