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Twilight Summer Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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83
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1,186 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 1,186
Reviews: 417
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 33
Gots: 98 | 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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jstraws


1.2/5  rDev -67.3%

08-17-2014 20:04:36 | More by jstraws
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Joe1019

Texas

1.25/5  rDev -65.9%

08-15-2013 01:40:52 | More by Joe1019
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Miami66

Nebraska

1.75/5  rDev -52.3%

05-24-2014 17:24:31 | More by Miami66
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acelin

Kansas

1.8/5  rDev -51%

I cannot really say much about this beer. The smell was all hops, and tasted like that too. No malt at all, it was like choking down hop extract . Very astringent. I wonder if I bought a bad bottle; however, it was at a Portland beer store with a high turnover so I doubt it had gone bad.

06-02-2011 15:19:13 | More by acelin
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Xarenthel

Texas

2/5  rDev -45.5%

07-23-2012 11:05:51 | More by Xarenthel
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Buebie

Minnesota

2.15/5  rDev -41.4%

My bottle is different then the one in the pic, which means mine is better.
Freshness date of 9/3/10

Brown bottle poured into a pub glass. About an inch of off white head, quick to recede, leaving a thin collar of retention. Color is mich golden transparent yellow.

Not much for aroma here. Hay field without the cow shit.

Taste, well, the bottle describes a heavy dose of hops. I think its more anorexic then heavy. I get aspirin and talcum powder.
Little to no taste at all....I can taste the water and it tastes extra watery.

Glad I only bought a single bottle, wont be doing this one again. A self proclaimed apa that seems to stray from the style.

06-25-2010 03:35:59 | More by Buebie
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Tragedymojo

Illinois

2.18/5  rDev -40.6%

With all of the malt upfront in this beer you would expect some sweetness, yet this beer didn't offer that or any really distinctive malt flavor. The hops are acceptable but finish dry and astringent. It left me thirstier than when I started which isn't ideal for a summer brew.

07-27-2014 17:04:07 | More by Tragedymojo
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Beer21

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

05-09-2012 05:00:28 | More by Beer21
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McSully


2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

07-22-2012 22:49:46 | More by McSully
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kchannel9

California

2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

08-30-2012 01:38:20 | More by kchannel9
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antichuckmoore

Iowa

2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

07-18-2014 03:29:55 | More by antichuckmoore
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2neardead

California

2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

05-28-2012 22:19:52 | More by 2neardead
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Old-Moldy

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

07-30-2014 03:09:54 | More by Old-Moldy
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Ro2124

Pennsylvania

2.4/5  rDev -34.6%

08-23-2014 01:33:24 | More by Ro2124
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

2.48/5  rDev -32.4%

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours clear gold with 2-3 fingers of fluffy white head. Light carbonation.

N: Not too much going on in the nose. Very light Pilsner-like malts and that's pretty much it.

T: Incredibly light flavor. I can only taste pilsner malts along with a slight floral bitterness. Maybe a zip of pine?

M: Light-medium bodied, creamy and smooth.

O: Muh. Very bland. Not much going on at all. Miller-Bud-Coors drinking would probably like this.

05-19-2012 01:37:17 | More by justintcoons
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jason_nwx

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

09-24-2013 15:28:58 | More by jason_nwx
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ElfKicker

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

10-06-2012 20:21:46 | More by ElfKicker
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kendrid

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

08-02-2013 03:06:58 | More by kendrid
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olliegaff

North Dakota

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

09-14-2013 02:24:46 | More by olliegaff
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ajohnso8


2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

06-23-2014 06:15:06 | More by ajohnso8
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Veebz

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

07-13-2013 01:29:44 | More by Veebz
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wilfmaster

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

05-05-2014 02:57:34 | More by wilfmaster
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JamesMN

Minnesota

2.53/5  rDev -31.1%

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.

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

Ohio

2.53/5  rDev -31.1%

Pale fuzzy peached color. Very still with vitrually no head or sign of carbonation.

Earthy hop aromas with floral arrangements and thick bready malt. An awkward fruit aroma that is displeasing and hard to place. I've had this on other beers as well.

Thin and lacking any carbonation. Nice taste however. A backbone of malt and light floral hops with just not much else going on.

09-19-2007 22:21:26 | More by mcallister
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Thrasher

Oregon

2.55/5  rDev -30.5%

This new beer from Deschutes seems to be surprisingly popular, given how long it took me to come across some. It pours gold, a shade darker than you think of most summer ales, with lots of frothy head and sticky lace. Aroma of raw grain and slight mustiness. The taste is poor, especially for Deschutes, who have a history of knocking it out of the park with each of their beers. Not this time. The graininess is overbearing and totally unappealing. Some jarring corn flavors. Reminiscent of a cheaply made macro. Hops are obscured and stale. Mouthfeel metallic and a bit watery. Drinkability ok, but the finish is completely dull; a crisp lingering hoppiness would've make it more appetizing.

This is easily Deschutes' worst beer. They already make 3 pale ale type beers (Mirror Pond, Bachelor, and Cascade which is a much better light summer thirst quencher than Twilight anyday), so there is absolutely no need for this beer. The real tragedy is that Twilight bumps Pine Mountain Pils out of the line-up, a very well-liked beer and one of a disgracefully small number of American micro pilsners. Bad move Deschutes. Bring back the Pils -- seriously. Actually I'm guessing most casual beer drinkers will not find anything too objectionable about this beer, and it seems to be an immediate hit, but its shortcomings are noticeable to those who are paying attention. I will not buy this beer again, although I guess if I see it on tap I'll give it a whirl. A disappointment, and a real bummer; dare I say, a disgrace.

07-03-2004 02:23:10 | More by Thrasher
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Twilight Summer Ale from Deschutes Brewery
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