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Twilight Summer Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
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1,068 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 1,068
Reviews: 406
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 31
Gots: 61 | 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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Ratings: 1,068 | Reviews: 406 | Display Reviews Only:
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-09-2012 02:15:07 | More by Kopfschuss
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-06-2012 04:09:20 | More by kylemckinnis
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Jmick28

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-05-2012 02:36:17 | More by Jmick28
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captainbearcat

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-04-2012 19:31:23 | More by captainbearcat
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TheRealBigC

Nevada

3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nothing too profound about this one - just a nice, pleasant summer blonde with a solid hop presence and smooth finish. Summer beers are some of my favorite, so I don't know if it stands up among the best, but I can see myself buying a six pack a year.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 01:10:36 | More by TheRealBigC
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JohnBender

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-03-2012 18:13:52 | More by JohnBender
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theminutemen

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-03-2012 14:25:55 | More by theminutemen
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass.

The beer is a nice clear honey gold color. An off-white head recedes to a light bubbly film. Good rings of lacing occur as the beer goes down.

The beer smells sweet and hoppy. A honey glazed over woody pine.

A refreshing taste of sweet floral notes over a more malty, woody base. Lots of sweet apricot in the middle. A bright, hoppy dry finish.

Mouthfeel is dry, bright, and mellow, with enough weight to almost feel creamy.

Overall, a solid clean summer beer. It could be a bit more "airy" and light on the mouthfeel, but still worth a night on the deck as the sun sets.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 03:06:46 | More by JuicesFlowing
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WritersBlock

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

08-02-2012 05:56:55 | More by WritersBlock
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sammo

Kansas

4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-02-2012 02:00:24 | More by sammo
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Peller80


3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-01-2012 02:28:13 | More by Peller80
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DeschutesFan

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-31-2012 08:12:18 | More by DeschutesFan
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BeerBadger


3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-31-2012 07:17:04 | More by BeerBadger
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Petcha

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-30-2012 18:53:37 | More by Petcha
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zeff80

Missouri

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, orange color with a one-finger, khaki colored head of foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of citrus notes with touches of pine.

T - It tasted very citrusy and bright - mostly orange peel. A light piney bitterness with some grains and sweet caramel.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a very tasty and easy drinking summer ale. Nice in the 100 degree temps.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 03:08:03 | More by zeff80
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JustinQ

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-29-2012 02:28:30 | More by JustinQ
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3Hops

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-28-2012 13:30:23 | More by 3Hops
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -18.5%

07-27-2012 19:12:16 | More by doucmehu
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bonbini26

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-26-2012 20:13:10 | More by bonbini26
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cyrusturbak

Montana

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-26-2012 14:59:10 | More by cyrusturbak
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holtlandon

Oregon

3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Caramel color with a thin head - The aroma was light and reminded me of Irish soda-bread and citrus. There was a taste of bread and orange citrus, however the orange citrus was light. The hoppiness was distinct, yet understated. The carbonation led to a great mouth-feel and presentation. It had a slight crisp to the palate, and its taste was rich for a blonde. It's very easy to drink, and would go great as a pair with summer fare.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 02:26:19 | More by holtlandon
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Xarenthel

Texas

2/5  rDev -45.7%

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


2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

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

Minnesota

2.53/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-20-2012 04:04:08 | More by ChrisKuhns
Twilight Summer Ale from Deschutes Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,068 ratings.