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Twilight Summer Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,270 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,270
Reviews: 425
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 35
Gots: 118 | 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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Photo of callmeishmALE
4/5  rDev +9%

callmeishmALE, Jun 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

zachgroves, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of MrsBeerGut
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

MrsBeerGut, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of barnzy78
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, freshness date is smudged. but I know it's pretty fresh. Golden body with a tall, frothy, white head, good retention and excellent lacing. Fruity aroma with grass, faint mandarin orange and citrus. Tastes are biscuity, fruity, citric grapefruit & mandarin, mango, mild pine, grassy, white peppery tingle on the finish. Light-to-medium bodied, pleasant carbonation. Overall, better than expected, and with the addition of the Amarillo hops, this was really nice to drink - very refreshing.

barnzy78, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Gagnonsux, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of KStark
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

KStark, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Kmat10, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of LambicPentameter
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a 12 oz brown bottle into a 16 oz nonic glass. No bottling date, but a "freshest by" date of August 2013.

Appearance - A golden hue with shades of amber throughout as well as tamarind coloring. Topped with a bushy head of two fingers that dissipates slowly over about 15 minutes, leaving a thick curtain of lacing and mottled clumps of carbonation resting atop the liquid.

Smell - Grassy and herbal, with definite hoppiness. Notes of water cracker, lemon zest and other light fruits. Wish it was a little more aromatic though. Hard to pick up much at all.

Taste - Slightly bitter, with a balance of malt and lemongrass. Some notes of alcoholic phenols as well with a finish that is clean but a tad pungent.

Mouthfeel - Crisp and bright, with light carbonation and body.

Overall, a solid summer blonde ale. Not my favorite style, but this is a good representative of it. Would be great for hot weather.

LambicPentameter, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of Jabartheljr
4/5  rDev +9%

Jabartheljr, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Braz
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Braz, Jun 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

jewellrunner, Jun 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

scruffwhor, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of drinkAK
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%

drinkAK, Jun 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

JakeDebus, Jun 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

enelson, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

mjm47, Jun 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

abex44, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of garuda
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A - Pale gold, mostly clear, white head has good retention and lacing.

S/T/M - Bright citrus hops, not entirely aggressive, but complimentary to the light body and high carbonation (which feels a touch too high). Pale, cracker malt sweetness, a bit of caramel too, little yeastiness. Finishes with a moderate pine bitterness.

O - A blonde/pale ale hybrid that's fairly easy drinking, with a light body and subtle complexities.

garuda, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of SteveTheDog
4.09/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I think this is a perfect beer for grilling outside in the summer. It has a very nice orange appearance With minimal head. The smell and taste both have elements of citrus to them which is perfect on a hot day. It has a very crisp finish and no real lingering unpleasant aftertaste. I think this is just a great summer ale and plan to have more.

SteveTheDog, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of kshizzle101
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A - slightly hazy orange-yellow, 2 inch white head

S - citrus hops up front with a bready malt backbone. slight hint of spice

T - Follows the scent pretty closely, although the citrus is not as pronounced. nice bite from the hops/spice at the end

M - light to medium bodied, pretty much as it should be

Overall - Pretty solid beer. Nothing special, but worth a 6 pack for the price

kshizzle101, Jun 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

egrace84, Jun 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

GMUPatriot_inKansas, Jun 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

fuzzcherry, Jun 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

ac22rush, Jun 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

elglueckert, Jun 07, 2013
Twilight Summer Ale from Deschutes Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,270 ratings.