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Twilight Summer Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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Twilight Summer AleTwilight Summer Ale

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1,252 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,252
Reviews: 423
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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5/5  rDev +36.2%

LianoPerez, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

4.5 A: Clear light orange color. Two plus inches of a big, white, dense, but fluffy head. Retention is good and glass covering lacing is left.

3.5 S: Light herbal and flowery hops. Sweet neutral maltiness. Hay and grassy.

3.0 T: Like the nose, but a little less intense. Flowery and grassy hop flavor. Moderate bitterness. Light neutral maltiness.

3.5 M: Lighter body. Good moderate carbonation. Clean, but not exactly crisp.

3.0 D: Middle of the road blonde. It's decent, but nothing is noteworthy.

DavoleBomb, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of Murrhey
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- One finger thick, creamy, foamy white head. Impressively long retention for a blonde. Cloudy straw color, nice carbonation. Nice looking beer.

S- Amarillo hops and some straw scents. Light malts and earthier hops that lend it something of a farmhouse style smell.

T- Earthy bitterness and a definite muted yeast flavor as well. Biscuit-y malts yet not too sour or bitter. Nice juxtaposition to make it a drinkable summer beer. Nothing spectacular though.

M- Light and wet, with a syrupy sort of feel in mid-taste that sort of vanishes.

O- Good beer. Not the best summer beer around, but up there.

Murrhey, Jun 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

StoicBeast, Jun 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Hardcore, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of abeerwiseguy
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Seasonal Ale from Deschutes and just about anything from Deschutes is worthy of a test drive.

From a 12 oz bottle with 09/28/12 best by date.

Pours with a deep golden hue and two fingers of foam which disappears rapidly.

Aromas of citrus and pineapple

Great up front citrus tastes with hints of malt and pine and with hefty carbonation. However the lingering finish has a slight resinous taste.

Nice light mouth feel with light body and finishes very dry.

Overall a solid summer ale, better than most but not as good as some. This is a beer I will be serving at my next BBQ session.

Reviewed on 09-24-12

abeerwiseguy, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of hreb
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle dated best before 8/30/12. Served in a pint glass. Beer pours a deep yellow with a thick yellowish off-white head. Crystal clear and topped with tons of foam. Classic lagery/kolsch aroma.

Flavor is hops-forward with a slight biscuity kind of undertone. Mild flavors lead by a very reasonable hop bitterness credited to Amarillo. Combine that with light carbonation and this is a supremely drinkable brew.

hreb, Jun 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Naterobsnyk4, Jun 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

SuperBub, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of KingStephenR
4/5  rDev +9%

KingStephenR, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of litheum94
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

litheum94, Jun 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

hiphopj5, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of justinbrown
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

justinbrown, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of Michael_L
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Michael_L, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of carteravebrew
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

carteravebrew, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of deapokid
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

deapokid, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of pokesbeerdude
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Six pack from the State Liquor Store in Vernal, UT, $11. Best before date of 8/16/12. Into an Odell shaker.

A: Nice copper color with an off white head, clear with a fair amount of carbonation moving through the glass. Excellent spots of lacing are left behind as the head slowly recedes.

S: Fairly sweet, nice peach and mango notes. Smells light and unoffensive. A few notes of caramel. Pretty nice.

T: A lot like the nose, lightly hoppy with a decent bitterness on the finish, just enough to break things up. Getting some peach on the tongue as well, albeit more subtle than in the nose. Nice malt profile, caramel and sweet malts linger under a grainy base malt profile.

M: Light, with ample carbonation, slick in the mouth with a fairly dry finish.

O: A great summer beer, enough depth and character to be really enjoyable, but not so much so that a person wouldn't want to drink more. I can see this being a definite gateway beer for non-craft drinkers. Great stuff, wouldn't expect anything less from Deschutes.

pokesbeerdude, Jun 17, 2012
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3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy light orangey-yellow with a half thumbs width white head. A nice bright, sweet fruity aroma alongside a hit of malt. Flavor starts off with a hit of sweet fruit, countered by some of grassy hops that seem to accentuate the sweet fruitiness, and closes out with some rice cake. A crisp, active mouthfeel. Overall, a decent summer brew. Very sessionable and low key, certainly not the most exciting brew out there though that's not what its trying to be.

denver10, Jun 17, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Lukahn (Reddit) for this guy. Best by 8/16/12.

Pours a nice fluffy 1.5 finger head that fades semi slowly with sticky lacing, over semi clear honey orange color.

Nose has some light resinous hops, hints of citrus and tangerine, also with a light floral hop character, and the slightest hint of malty base. A nice light summer beer so far with a nice fresh hop touch.

Taste starts similarly as the nose, with a light musty resinous hop flavor, hints again of citrus and tangerine like fruits, the hops get a bit fruity and much more tangerine like. Those fade to a bit of a light bready malt base, juicy and lighter. The bitterness is light at first but builds a bit. As it finishes it dries even more, with the musty resinous hop bitterness kicking up a notch, and just a touch of a sticky malt feel.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, decent carb.

Overall nice, nothing special but then again you usually don't want summer beers to be too strong in any direction. This had some nice light malts and gave it a nice kick with the resinous hops, and nice hop flavors, but still quite drinkable.

jlindros, Jun 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

colforbin73, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

an outstanding summer beer, infinitely sessionable and plenty interesting. smells like fresh hops but not in an overpowering way. it smells balanced by some fruit, maybe clementines or something not quite tart and not quite sweet. flavor is very fruity, but not in a fruit added way, i think its just the character of the hops used, which leaves an excellently crisp finish. very different flavor profile for a summer beer. i could easily do a 6pack of these in an afternoon. delicious when ice cold. feel is good, light and drinkable without being watery. less than medium body, exciting on the tongue, and clean finishing. no complaints with this one, great summer brew.

StonedTrippin, Jun 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

bigred89, Jun 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Auror, Jun 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

allstar255, Jun 13, 2012
Twilight Summer Ale from Deschutes Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,252 ratings.