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:
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 rlee1390
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Translucent yellow orange, two finger head with some lacing, not much carbonation.

S-Balance of wheat with a nice blend of citrus and grassy hops.

T-Starts with wheat and is balanced with citrus and grass. Slight bitterness.

M-Light to medium bodied with some carbonation.

O-A nice summer beer, refreshing and nice balance.

Photo of mfavoino
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I have had this a handful of times and decided to finally give a review. Enjoyed on 7/9/11.

Appearance: Clear copper-orange with a finger of foamy head that receded quickly and left nice lacing.

Smell: Subtle citrus and a grainy malts dominate the nose. Nothing overpowering here.

Taste: Light bitterness up front is followed up with a crisp and sweet malt taste. Very subtle citrus sweetness pairs well with the light malts.

Mouthfeel: Light on the tongue and refreshing.

Overall: A good hot day beer option. Nothing exciting, just all-day summer drinkability.

Photo of mjr2377
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Crawdaddy
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of mtrain237
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of cwelder
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at rogue in Vancouver.

A: 1/4" soapy white head over cloudy copper liquid.

S: Lemon and floral hops.

T: Sweet biscuity malt, citrusy hop flavors including tangerine and lemon as well as grassy hops. Some bitterness is present in the after taste that is quite soapy.

M: Medium to thin viscosity and a medium level of foamy carbonation.

O: Drinkable, but unbalanced toward the sweeter end of the spectrum. Could use some non soapy bitterness to add more complexity.

Photo of SmLance
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of od_sf
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Kevlee722
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of tlamb9
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of Frankieteardrop
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of dorf
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of mantissa
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of grubefresh
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Treebs
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle served in a New Belgium globe glass. Thanks to mfavoino for the extra. Best by 8/16/12.

A: Pours a clear amber color with a nice off white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin cap and ring that leaves nice sticky sheets of lace behind.

S: Pale malts with a little lagery yeast in the forefront. Some fruity hops and some more sweet malts.

T: Very kolsch like in the flavor profile. Clean and pale malts with just a hint sweetness and some fruity esters giving another layer of flavor. The finish is sweet and clean.

M: Refreshing and light bodied with nice carbonation. This beer goes down easy with a crisp mouthfeel and clean finish.

O: Extremely refreshing and balanced. Not entirely flavorful, but what's there works nicely. Perfect for a hot day.

Photo of jackrodgers77
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of RicoFalcon
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of gunclubchris
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of tony223366
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Beautiful clarity with golden orange hue. Lots of action from the carbonation and beautiful lacing. Really nice looking.

S: Mostly sweet with some grainy malts. Actually some peppery spice I'm guessing from the hops. Some light lemony citrus notes as well.

T: Taste follows the nose with a mostly sweet beer with a very light finish. In the middle is the strong malt presence in a caramel bitter raw grain way. Citrus comes lightly in the middle and the finish is primarily bready.

M: Medium body. Smooth with medium carbonation.

O: Gonna have to give this a 4.0 because I'm not 100% familiar with this category and I like it. Not necessarily a refreshing beer, so it's odd that it's a summer beer. Perhaps the twilight is the right time to drink this. Very comforting beer. Shouldn't be surprised from Deschutes!

Photo of kylefurlong
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of javi10653
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of gpinto
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of throwerbri
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +9%

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