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Twilight Summer Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,068 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,068
Reviews: 406
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 31
Gots: 61 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Available: June to September
Alc. by Vol.: 5.0%
IBUs: 35

162 calories per 12 oz serving

(Beer added by: Jason on 06-16-2004)
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AustinBeerLvr

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 12 ounce bottle with a clearly marked "best by" date of 11/25/10. Light golden amber pour with a good amount of head and excellent lacing on the glass.

The best way to describe this beer is think of this as the true beer geeks' ultimate summer ale. This isn't a fruity or wannabe hefeweizen beer that is trying to appeal to a large audience, but rather, it's a nice light pale ale that has frankly become one of my favorite summer seasonal brews.

At just 5% ABV, it's plenty light enough to have a few, but the aroma, flavor, smell just like summer, while simultaneously having a somewhat complex bouquet of flavors you would expect in a good N.W. pale ale. Aroma and flavors start off with a bread like honey sweetness with light caramel that is very well balanced by a substantial, yet certainly not overpowering grass-like hop bite. Some citrus flavors such as ester like pear and orange blossom notes are also in there as well. On the medium to light side of a the mouthfeel, but for a summer brew, pretty much spot on.

I really wish this brew were available in 12ers here in Austin, as a six-pack just goes too fast. If you live in a warm climate like I do, this could easily be a great year-round drinker, as there isn't one bit of that seasonal type of novelty feel to this beer that tends to pertain to a lot of the more fruity wheat beers a lot of craft brewers tend to release. Best of all, Deschutes is one of the only craft brewers I'm aware of that DOES NOT follow the norm of releasing their seasonal brews two months before the actual season. This way, you get to enjoy the beer fresh when you should actually be drinking it. What a concept!

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2010 21:45:58 | More by AustinBeerLvr
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Smell: Orange, bready malts.

Taste: Orange, pine, grapefruit, caramel.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, crisp, with a mild hop bitterness in the finish.

The Verdict: Good beer. Well balanced, and it has a nice orange zest without beating you over the head with bitterness. Another winner from Deschutes.

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Twilight Summer Ale from Deschutes Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,068 ratings.