Twilight Summer Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,278 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,278
Reviews: 425
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 34
Gots: 121 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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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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Bottle.
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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Hops: Northern Brewer, Amarillo, Cascade, Tettnang.
Malt: NW Pale, Carastan, Carapils.

Best by date of 07.25.14.
Poured into a tumbler on 05.15.14.

A: Somewhat cloudy amber. 3 finger head. Nice lacing.

S: Spices. Very malty and sweet.

T: Spices, caramel dominate.

M: Creamy. Good carbonation.

O: This is a strange blonde. The hops weren't detectable in this one. It tasted more like an amber.

Rating: B

Twilight Summer Ale from Deschutes Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,278 ratings.