Twilight Summer Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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Twilight Summer AleTwilight Summer Ale

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1,278 Ratings

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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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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of constantine_272
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Clear golden yellow with a touch of orange. Highly carbonated. White head with good thickness and a slight tinge of yellow.

S: Fresh grain. Light bready notes. Mild lemon and orange pith.

T: Orange rind. Dry leaves. Mild vanilla and coriander. Light hop aroma but medium hop body.

M: Light with a medium dry aftertaste. Thin and easy to drink.

O: Not sure i call this a blonde. It seemed more like a copper or a light pale to me. It's a bit dry on the finish for the style if you ask me but its a nice summer session.

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a Austin Beerworks pilsner glass.

Bottle dated best by 9/18/13

Pours a golden yellow color with a thick white 3 finger head. Nice retention and lacing as the glass goes down, looks pretty. Not so strong on the scent, from the bottle I could smell some lingering hops, from my glass there is not much to speak of, just a little toasted malt. Taste is nice and mild, a good summer ale just as the bottle states. Overall a nice summer beer, I could picture myself having a few by the pool in 1 sitting although I'm not sure ill be running back to this one after my 6 pack is gone.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +9%

4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Goosehunter75
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a golden honey colorwith a very slight haze. One finger of white head is present with excellent retention

S - Sweet malts upfront with backgroun aromas of apricot and lemon. A light smelling beer

T - Quite tangy at first but a nice sweetness quickly takes over. There are definate tastes of lemon, apricot and other citrus in the background.

M - Light bodied beer that goes down extremely easy. Very slick feeling in the mouth and very smooth

O - Very refreshing. Fits the summer ale category very well. A good summer beer for someone to try the is used to drinking budweiser or bud light. Easy drinknig but still as lots of flavor.

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3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Tastes like a light and tangy extremely pale ale. Perfectly clear golden with a hint of amber. Light and water, refreshing body. Flowers in the nose. A touch of minerals and some browned cracker malty taste. It's blonde and slender with that spicy hoppy hint. Really drinkable and one of the better Blondes I've had.

This has just the right crisp feeling with a nice dose of resiny hops. For all the IPAs hopped to total oblivion, this is a nice reminder that a light hand on excellent hops (they say Amarillo) is still the great way to make beer. It seems like I'm always saying "there are other better light beers." Well, this is one of them. From the 12 oz bottle bought at AJ's Fine Foods in Phoenix.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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