Twilight Summer Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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3.65/5 rDev -0.5%
A - Golden orange with a slight haze. Head dissipates quickly to a thin lacing.
S - Grapefruit with other citrus. Well hopped. Malt seems to make more of an appearance farther down the glass.
T - Acidic first taste with grapefruit. Grapefruit is present throughout entire tasting profile. Slightly bitter when swallowing. Nice taste of a sweet, biscuity malt.
M - Very crisp and dry. Finishes very clean with very little aftertaste.
O - Great beer for a hot summer's day. Nice grapefruit flavor. Very refreshing.
08-05-2014 23:02:47 | More by bwood06
3.83/5 rDev +4.4%
This one is nearly orange with a deep golden glow through its body, a heavy chill haze mostly clearing up through the course of the session. It's still only translucent, though, but quite bright despite it. The head is very creamy, starting at a full finger and falling pretty slowly to a foam that leaves an equally creamy ring with some thickness and stick to it, followed mostly by lighter spotting.
Nice, bright citrusy hops greet the nose with both a sweeter complement of light fruits under the medium-dry biscuit-like malts notes and a very light bitterness of a more resinous nature. I get something almost like powdered sugar, too, with some very mature treated tobacco leaf.
The taste brings more of the sweetness but a touch more pith countering with a little more pine-like bitterness. There's a bit of an earth/leaf combination, too, before finishing more powdery, sweet and somehow mildly bitter at the same time.
There's a very gentle bite in the feel, and it starts on the tongue leaning sweeter before hitting semi-dry and keeping light dryness on the tongue the rest of the way. Crispness nips lightly and doesn't give out, while smoothness comes through nicely.
08-05-2014 18:54:52 | More by Brenden
Twilight Summer Ale from Deschutes Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,166 ratings.