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Twilight Summer Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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Twilight Summer AleTwilight Summer Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,113 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,113
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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lurpy1

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared a bottle with my wife as part of our "summer beer" binge - basically my effort to mollify her while enjoying good beer.

Let me preface the review by saying that while I enjoyed Twilight Ale very much, to me it missed the mark as a Blonde Ale. Blondes are light in color, light in odor, and light in hop presence. This beer is none of the above.

Setting aside labels and categories, this is a damn fine beer, which pours a pretty amber with surprising head. The hoppiness, as stated above, is much more pronounced than expected, but still not strong enough to scare away my hopophobe wife.

Good beer, but be advised it might not be what you expected.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2011 23:00:43 | More by lurpy1
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3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
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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.

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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.

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Twilight Summer Ale from Deschutes Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,113 ratings.