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Twilight Summer Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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Twilight Summer AleTwilight Summer Ale

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1,249 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,249
Reviews: 423
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 33
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 BlackDrongo
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

BlackDrongo, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of Beermazter310
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Beermazter310, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Whiskeydeez, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of GetMeAnIPA
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - nice light copper with some head retention. Looks like a summer beer with a little more to it. Inviting but not saying damn I am packed with flavor.

S - well balanced smell. Not overpowering. I get hops up front followed by a citrus smell. Smells refreshing its just not grabbing me.

T - I am not a light beer or wheat guy. For a summer brew it's one of the best. Refreshing while still having full flavor. Carmaly hoppy taste that goes down smooth. If you like mirror pond its very similar but a little less hoppy and more malty.

Mouthfeel - for a summer brew it has one of the best mouthfeels. It gives you that full mouthfeel but still staying very drinkable. You could easily session this beer.

O - overall it's a very good beer and a great summer beer. I got it because I was going to BBQ some steaks on a warm evening in Cali and it was perfect. I am BBQin right now with sandals on while drinking my 3rd twilight.

GetMeAnIPA, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of Cramerican
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Cramerican, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of JRed
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy orange with white bubbly head that fades quick. Smells of floral notes, honey, pine, and light cereal. Tastes of light cereal notes, light honey, mild bitterness, pine, and citrus. Light in body with medium carbonation. Pretty good flavors here, better than a lot of summer ales.

JRed, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of DMXLOX22
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked up a single of this beer from a friend of mine. A week went by as it sat in the fridge since I forgot I had this lol

Appearance: Shows off a nice, clean amber-orange with a slight haze of yellow. Not much head but has a nice thick lacing that sits well

Smell: Has a nice citrus, orange hoppy aroma. Something that I couldn't wait to take a nice, savory sip

Taste: Very delicious balance of hops and citrus flavoring. Has a sweet start that just exploded with a hint of honey. I can taste only a spec of bitterness.

Mouthfeel: It was a full bodied brew, but it didnt really surprise me too much. It went down smooth with little bitterness, but I was expecting something more light.

Overall: A very delicious one indeed. Glad I picked this up from my friend. This is a great example of a beer that can be enjoyed on a hot, summer day as the sun is setting. I would definitely pick this up again if/when I see it. If your a fan of a decent summer beer, this one is for you

DMXLOX22, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of Joshgonzales79
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Joshgonzales79, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of WaydeRafnel
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

WaydeRafnel, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of crobinso
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

crobinso, May 31, 2012
Photo of snocntry
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

snocntry, May 30, 2012
Photo of 2neardead
2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

2neardead, May 28, 2012
Photo of TicoCali
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

TicoCali, May 28, 2012
Photo of jar2574
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a damn fine summertime beer. Pours with a nice frothy white head with big bubbles. Very good lacing on the sides all the way down. Beer is a slightly cloudy yellow-orange color.

Smell is very nice. Citrus hops and a hint of sweet caramel. And not overwhelmingly hoppy, because that’s not what you need on a 101 degree day – you need something a little lighter on the tongue and more refreshing.

Taste is excellent. Slightly floral. Citrus hops. Mouthfeel is dense enough to be full and beery but light enough to be smooth and refreshing.

Well balanced, excellent summer brew. Very, very high on drinkability. This just doesn’t get old. It’s the 3rd day in a row that I’ve had one, and very few beers interest me past the 2nd or 3rd bottle. I will get it again.

jar2574, May 28, 2012
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a slightly hazy golden honey yellow. Head is white, frothy and sits 3 fingers thick. Good retention, and the resulting lace is thick and sticky.

Smell - Floral hops, backed by notes of citrus and a slightly bready malt aroma.

Taste - Starts with a light buttery sweetness before a mildly bitter lemon rind like hop kicks in midtaste, peaking quickly before fading away into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Goes down smooth and easy.

Overall - A decent summer ale. The flavor is fairly one dimensional, and leads toward that lemony citrus hop, but overall it's gentle and an easy drinker. If you're looking for something to challenge your taste buds, steer clear. Nothing off-putting, but a tad boring.

TheSixthRing, May 27, 2012
Photo of jesus808
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

jesus808, May 27, 2012
Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Hopmodium, May 25, 2012
Photo of JEdmund
4.45/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright, sunset orange; hazy; good head and lacing

Bright hop notes, seems like Cascade and maybe Amarillo—definitely citrus. Wonderful orange aroma—very inviting.

Orange flavor abounds! Really good ale here. Light enough in body but plenty of flavor to enjoy. Another extra tasty brew by Descutes. A noticeable and enjoyable amount of biscuit malt flavor to balance and even accent the hops. Finish has a good herbal or maybe stone-fruit quality; it’s drying and flavorful. Really like it. Especially love the malt side to this bright and hoppy beer; it’s tremendously balanced and drinkable. Exceptional flavor in the finish. (Website says Northern Brewer, Amarillo, Cascade, Tettnang, Brambling Cross hops were used.)

Awesome summer seasonal! I may like this even more than Mirror Pond and Inversion. So easy to drink and oh so enjoyable as well. This one just jumped into my top 5 for 2012 so far.

JEdmund, May 23, 2012
Photo of Jason
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown bottle with a "Best By" freshness date on the label.

LOOK: Sudsy foam leaves behind some white lacing on the glass, shiny golden color shows off its clarity

SMELL: Oily hops, citrus, white tea leaves, blond tobacco, a little fruity, biscuity

TASTE: Decent smoothness, moderate body, toasted grain, citrusy hop, mild malt sweetness, drying bitterness, earthy tobacco, finishes semi-dry

A downright well balanced APA, light enough to quaff in the dead of summer and flavorful enough to keep your taste buds in check.

Jason, May 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Localdrinklax, May 21, 2012
Photo of Danobold
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Danobold, May 19, 2012
Photo of DovaliHops
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a large white head that disappears quickly. Scent is a well-balanced blend of hops and malt...with a bit of grain. Some faint citrus aromas. Taste is quite refreshing...almost like German malts with a nice hop presence. Some light citrus hop notes with balancing carmel malt. Nothing too much going on here, just a refreshing easy-drinkin beer. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Drinkability is high. Overall, this is a good session beer. Like I said, not much going on, but a good summer beer for when you're out mowing the lawn.

DovaliHops, May 19, 2012
Photo of justintcoons
2.48/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours clear gold with 2-3 fingers of fluffy white head. Light carbonation.

N: Not too much going on in the nose. Very light Pilsner-like malts and that's pretty much it.

T: Incredibly light flavor. I can only taste pilsner malts along with a slight floral bitterness. Maybe a zip of pine?

M: Light-medium bodied, creamy and smooth.

O: Muh. Very bland. Not much going on at all. Miller-Bud-Coors drinking would probably like this.

justintcoons, May 19, 2012
Photo of jds8411
4/5  rDev +9%

jds8411, May 17, 2012
Twilight Summer Ale from Deschutes Brewery
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