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Twilight Summer Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,115 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,115
Reviews: 409
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 33
Gots: 76 | 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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Jason

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown bottle with a "Best By" freshness date on the label.

LOOK: Sudsy foam leaves behind some white lacing on the glass, shiny golden color shows off its clarity

SMELL: Oily hops, citrus, white tea leaves, blond tobacco, a little fruity, biscuity

TASTE: Decent smoothness, moderate body, toasted grain, citrusy hop, mild malt sweetness, drying bitterness, earthy tobacco, finishes semi-dry

A downright well balanced APA, light enough to quaff in the dead of summer and flavorful enough to keep your taste buds in check.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 00:41:08 | More by Jason
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thankfully, this isn't another blonde-wheat-fruit summer seasonal like everyone else seems to be doing. Deschutes is staying true to what they do best; and in the Northwest, that means hops. In this case, four different hops in the kettle and Amarillo used to dry-hop.

Pours bright and clear with a color that borders on gold and copper. Big floral hop aroma with hints of orange cream and wild honey. Hops run up the taste buds first, with a soft evergreen resin, fresh-cut grass and faint citrus peel. Subtle biscuity and caramel malt flavors don't get masked by the bitterness that, for the most part, remains balanced. A bit of juicy fruitiness from middle to end, with lingering herbal hop flavors and remnants of a toasty malt. Bittersweet finish.

Perhaps one of the most drinkable summer seasonals--and no need to go blonde. Without a doubt, it's one of those seasonals you wish was available year-round--it's currently the benchmark for American session ales. Pair it up with a plate of fried raviolis with a spicy marinara sauce.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2009 22:37:51 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Todd

Colorado

3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle with a best by 09/29/04.

Appearance: Chill-hazed, light amber colored brew, active carbonation and a thin white lace with some stick.

Smell: Apple-y, grain tannins.

Taste: Smooth at first, then a bit gritty around the edges with an apple-like flavor and feel. Touch of malt sweetness and bready notes. A low lime rind hop bitterness with some nondescript spice, and a refreshing break on the palate. A touch buttery towards the drying, coarse finish.

Notes: There's nothing obtrusive about this beer, nor is there anything that makes it anything more than average. That said, it's a pretty decent APA and a smooth drinking session beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2004 00:02:13 | More by Todd
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3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a semi-translucent yellow-orange with a nice foamy white head that dissipates quickly. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Aroma has lots of citrus up front with some spices. Orange, grapefruit, pineapple. Some lightly toasted malts.

Taste has more of the malts up front, followed by slightly muted citrus and a hint of sweetness at the end. Some floral hops and pine as well.

Light bodied and rather dry. Quite thin.

Overall, a very crisp and refreshing beer. I'm typically not a fan of the "Summer Ale", but this one does it quite well.

Serving type: bottle

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3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Got a single bottle from my gf. poured into a pint glass and paired with chips and salsa.

A&S: Translucent orange colored beer lively with carbonation bubbles. The head is a tad off white and leaves some lacing along the glass. Majority of the aroma is citrus hops complemented by spices and a malty undertone.

T&M: Not super flavorful, lots of malty tones. The hoppy citrus and earthy tones are not all that presence in the taste. Although it lack a huge flavor profile it is quite nice for summer. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing, not overly crisp and sharp though.

Overall: Doesn't really match the style of beer. I assumed that this beer was a pale until I saw the label on BA. So that would be my biggest complaint about it. A very enjoyable summer brew, would buy again (if on sale or something).

Serving type: bottle

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Twilight Summer Ale from Deschutes Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,115 ratings.