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Twilight Summer Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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Twilight Summer AleTwilight Summer Ale

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1,281 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,281
Reviews: 426
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 35
Gots: 124 | 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:
Beer added by: Jason on 06-16-2004

Available: June to September
Alc. by Vol.: 5.0%
IBUs: 35

162 calories per 12 oz serving
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.24/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, biscuits. Taste is citrus, floral hops, malts kicking in at the finish, very high drinkability. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall makes a fine session beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.4/5  rDev -7.4%

I got this single 12oz bottle as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99 at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL, making this single bottle $1.67. Freshness date of 10/21/14 is stamped on the front label.

The beer poured a hazy golden orange color with a 1-finger white head that lasted about a minute. Despite the small sized head it left lots of good lacing.

Floral and spicy hop aroma. Smells more like an IPA than a blonde ale.

Tastes just like it smalls. Citrus and grassy hops dominate the taste followed by a heavy dose of spices. Slight caramel malt sweetness takes a back seat to the hops and spices.. If this was listed as an IPA or an APA I would grade it higher, but to pass this off as a blonde ale is a big misrepresentation.

Smooth and creamy with a light to medium body and low to moderate carbonation.

This is a decent good tasting beer, but it fails badly as a blonde ale. There is nothing blonde ale-ish about it.

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Smooth and solid, an easy drinking pale ale taste

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.1/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.8/5  rDev +3.5%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Appearance: Orange with a red hue. Clear. Thin head. Thin lacing.
Smell: very light citrus.
Taste: light malt. Cara-red or maybe some victory malt. Followed by medium citrus hop flavor. Medium-light bitterness.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation. Medium-light body. Dry.
Overall: solid, refreshing, easy-drinking red ale. Nothing over the top, nothing spectacular. But a well built beer that is pretty easy to drink.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Twilight Summer Ale from Deschutes Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,281 ratings.