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Twilight Summer Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,069 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 1,069
Reviews: 406
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 32
Gots: 63 | 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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JamesMN

Minnesota

2.53/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Light caramel hue, pretty translucent.

Aroma: Citrus, mostly orange.

Taste: Bready/malty. A little orange taste and possibly some cloves. Like a slightly watered-down version of Blue Moon.

Mouthfeel: Good level of carbonation but gets harder to drink with every sip.

Final Thoughts: Whenever I hear the term 'Summer Seasonal' I just assume it's going to be on the lighter side, with spices and citrus. That is exactly what Twilight Summer Ale represents. If you're a huge Blue Moon or Shock Top fan then definitely check this one out. For the rest of us, however, there are better options out there for the summer months.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 00:41:00 | More by JamesMN
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jackmax

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-10-2014 22:48:47 | More by jackmax
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TheMarkE

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pale orange copper with a decent head and plenty of lacing. Noticeable carbonation.

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 23:15:08 | More by TheMarkE
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-08-2014 23:04:46 | More by pat_usher
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-08-2014 02:26:37 | More by MikeDAdams
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nreed

Wyoming

3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer poured nicely with good carbonation. It was clear, although I swear the bottle said it was bottle conditioned. The smell was mild, which I was expecting with it geared towards a summer session beer. The taste was pleasantly mild, following the smell. I could taste slight hints of citrus, but again it was quite mild. I thought it would be a good introduction beer for newbies, but my friend was not too fond of it. Overall it's a good beer for summer barbecue sessions

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 19:15:12 | More by nreed
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Iowa

3/5  rDev -18.5%

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Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-05-2014 23:00:22 | More by target88
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Wisconsin

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Iowa

3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Incredibly clear orange body, holds a decent white head with respectable retention and a surprising amount of lacing. Gobs of carbonation.

Aroma:
Very light aroma, but does house a nice floral hop presence backed by a bit of wheat and hay. Citrus is splashed throughout. Pleasant sweetness.

Taste:
Great hoppiness. Light pine laced with sweet floral hops usher in a simple, wheat malt base. Great balance, it not a bit on the bitter side. Nice citrusy finish with a hint of pepper.

Mouthfeel:
Light and crisp. Smooth and easy to drink with a clean finish. Refreshing!

Overall:
A superb example of what a summer beer should be. Tasty, crisp and light, this is definitely the summer beer to beat!

Serving type: bottle

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Twilight Summer Ale from Deschutes Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,069 ratings.