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Twilight Summer Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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Twilight Summer AleTwilight Summer Ale

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1,258 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,258
Reviews: 425
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 34
Gots: 112 | 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 pepelemofo
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

pepelemofo, Aug 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

mdillon86, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of Tech_Savy
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Tech_Savy, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of MattyG85
4.33/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.
Best by 10/23/12.

Appearance: Pours a deep copper golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Huge five finger white head with good retention. Lots of lacing is left sticking to the glass.

Smell: A surprisingly vibrant and lively aroma for the style. Big scent of citrus up front with good hints of mango, apricot, orange, lemon, and a little grapefruit. Pale malts and wheat with hints of cracker and biscuit. Also a nice herbal and grassy hop aroma is in the mix. Smells more like an American Pale Ale than a Blond.

Taste: Like it smells, nice citrus esters and bready sweetness balanced by a good hop presence. Taste of citrus up front with notes of mango, orange peel, apricot, lemon, and grapefruit. Solid bready flavors from pale malts and wheat grains. Good notes of cracker and biscuit. A nice bitterness comes from some grassy, herbal hops. Nice full taste for the style.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Crisp, creamy, and pretty smooth.

Overall: A really good summer beer here. This is not your typical Blond Ale. Has enough malt and hop punch in it to seem more like an American Pale Ale. Nice and vibrant while still remaining fairly light and easy drinking.

MattyG85, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of frosted33
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

frosted33, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of Hopstout
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Hopstout, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of gtermi
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

gtermi, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

ste5venla, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of rob99er
4/5  rDev +9%

rob99er, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of Brewsed
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Brewsed, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of Shawkabukoo
5/5  rDev +36.2%

Shawkabukoo, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of Perducci
4/5  rDev +9%

Perducci, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of aanth
3/5  rDev -18.3%

aanth, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of UncleBuccs
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

UncleBuccs, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of Kopfschuss
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Kopfschuss, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of kylemckinnis
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

kylemckinnis, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of Jmick28
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Jmick28, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of captainbearcat
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

captainbearcat, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of TheRealBigC
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

TheRealBigC, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of JohnBender
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

JohnBender, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of theminutemen
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

theminutemen, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

JuicesFlowing, Aug 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

WritersBlock, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of sammo
4/5  rDev +9%

sammo, Aug 02, 2012
Twilight Summer Ale from Deschutes Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,258 ratings.