Twilight Summer Ale
Deschutes Brewery

Twilight Summer AleTwilight Summer Ale
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Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #146
Ranked #24,761
3.67 | pDev: 11.72%
Jun 20, 2023
Jun 16, 2004
Summer has its own rules. As luck would have it, it also has it's own beer. This clever golden-hued ale pours remarkably crisp and clean. A distinctive malt body complements a refreshing hop profile led by a heady dose of bold Amarillo hops. Enjoy.

Malt: Pale, Carapils, Crystal, Munich
Hops: Sterling, Celeia, Cascade, Tettnang
38 IBU
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Rated: 3.65 by TrueMetalJake from Oregon

Jun 20, 2023
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Reviewed by Pivopijak from Washington

3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
bottle into glass
Medium, frothy, off-white, head. Nearly clear, medium light golden orange appearance. Bright, orange peel and juice aroma, with a base of medium light toasted and caramelized malt, underlying. Light level of non-biting, orange peel and medium lightly toasted malt, for the taste. Fresh, citrusy mouthfeel. Mild orange peel finish.
Oct 01, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by smithj4 from New York

Jul 28, 2022
Rated: 4.03 by MobBarley from Oregon

Jul 25, 2022
Rated: 3.71 by Taenim from Maine

Feb 13, 2022
Rated: 2.84 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 13, 2021
Rated: 3.33 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Nov 09, 2021
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle fill date June 6, 2021 into a 16oz pint glass.
L: Pours a yeast hazed amber with good fine carbonation and a frothy 2" white head that recedes to thick skin. Random sticky lacing, light yeasty sediment.
S: Malts, toasted grains, sweet hops, caramel, tart fruits, lightly bready.
T: Follows the smell/nose along with caramelized malts, pear, yeast, citrus rind and cedar resin. The rind and resin create a very pleasant bitterness. It is moderately fruity.
F: Crisp, clean light bodied mouthfeel with a soft med-fast finish. Very well balanced with a whisp of dryness.
O: There is a Germanic approach to this Golden Ale. Hop and malt values are equal and share the lode in this delicious and EZ drinking beer. It is very refreshing and is excellent in it's style.
Oct 11, 2021
Rated: 4.01 by arini10 from Oregon

Sep 19, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by warpedrevolution from Illinois

Sep 13, 2021
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Reviewed by tucson_brewson from Arizona

4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

L - Pours a light hazy golden amber color with about a half-finger of head that leaves a good lacing.

S - Cereal grain, honey, citrus rind, bready malt, floral, slightly hoppy and grassy.

T - Follows the nose with bitter-forward citrus rind, toasted biscuit, honey, caramel, creamed corn, finishes with a slightly bitter hoppy presence, similar to a German beer of balanced bittersweet.

F - Light-to-medium bodied, moderate carbonation but not too prickly, very drinkable and fitting for the style and description, finishes on the wetter side but balanced and refreshing.

O - Another nice special-release offering from one of my favorite breweries. For a summer/blonde beer, this is more hoppy than sweet but not overpowering and a very sessionable beer that I could knock a few back on summer nights, so a fitting name as well.
Sep 06, 2021
Rated: 3.58 by ttpfau from Oregon

Aug 08, 2021
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Rated by Jzfpouch

3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A great beet but not really my personal thing.
Jul 26, 2021
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle. Label is marked for bottling date as '05/26/21' and the notice of 'FRESHEST WITHIN 4 MONTHS'.
Clear, pale amber colored body. Long lasting white, pillowy head. Leaves strings and layers of lacing
Aroma is mild with malt and hops.
Taste has a sweet toasted malt base, and a slight bite from the hops. Has a lemony citrus note. Quick to fade in the aftertaste.
Medium mouth feel. Very good carbonation.
Easy drinking ale with a sweetness throughout.
Jul 19, 2021
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Reviewed by Iamaskier from Idaho

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Small head that stays well developed, nice amber gold color. Smells hoppy, leaning heavily towards tropical with mango and pineapple notes. In the mouth, those tropical citrus flavors are up front- mango, orange peel, pineapple. There’s a noticeable acidity, just a bit of malt, and a dash of fresh pine pitch bitterness that lingers.
Feel is on the wet side, but well balanced by the carbonation.
Damn, this is a good beer. Like, really pretty good. The tropical sweetness is nicely balanced by the bitter finish, and the feel is spot on. I’ll be looking forward to this next summer.
Jul 15, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by SushiSakeBeer from Oregon

Jul 07, 2021
Rated: 4 by KT3418 from Colorado

Jul 02, 2021
Rated: 3.91 by Anacross from Oregon

Jun 24, 2021
Rated: 3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jun 30, 2020
Rated: 3.25 by SWChi from Illinois

Feb 19, 2020
Twilight Summer Ale from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 1572 ratings