Twilight Summer Ale | Deschutes Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Available: June to September
Alc. by Vol.: 5.0%
IBUs: 35

162 calories per 12 oz serving

Added by Jason on 06-16-2004

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#30,528
Reviews:
468
Ratings:
1,515
pDev:
11.99%
 
 
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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.14/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Taste: crisp, some tangy subtle hops mix with light caramel malts with mellow finish. Floral and ferment grain nose. Golden/amber hue, clear, with lattice ring around the taster glass. Light body. 38 IBUs

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Photo of JoeyJellico
3.27/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of weareallfalafel
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.21/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of robebo44
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hophugger
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pianoguy
4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 Oz bottle Best before 10/11/18

Pours a light copper body with a white head. Lots of visible carbonation. Some thin lacing. Some moderate retention.

Smell is a grain and grass forward . There is a definite Munich malt influence going on here. Overall scent is pretty prominent

Taste follows with the addition of a hop taste that wasn't present on the smell. There's a little bitterness on the finish that brings out the hops nicely !

Nice carbonation is bubbly, not quite prickly

A very nice beer. Maybe not exactly an American blonde ale (whatever that is). But the Munich malts really hit the spot on a hot day and make me dream of October beers in a few months...

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Photo of NastyNorseman
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oberon
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robotic_being
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KTCamm
3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

6/21/18...pours semi-dark copper with high white foam. Flat pils backed nose. Light bodied malt citrus blend. Creamy mouthfeel, softly carbonated. Light pils backed bitter. Simplistic summer beer. Not half bad, certainly no complaints.

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Photo of dafla67
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Strigiform_Witness
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of travelguy
4.09/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of miwestcoaster
3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TonyTwins
4.45/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sparx1100
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BirdsandHops
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
4.44/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This recently arrived at The FGBS & when I was asked if I wanted a bottle for review & rating, I assented. After all, it is their Summer seasonal and we just had the Summer Solstice a couple of days ago. I really dig the new label, depicting a bend in the river at the foot of a cliff with a tree-lined shore on the opposite side.

From the bottle: "Limited Release"; "Family & Employee Owned since 1988"; "Bottle Conditioned for Quality [-] Live yeast added to the bottle allows this beer to age gracefully and stay fresher, longer. Keep bottles upright, and away from light & heat."; "Profile - Bright and crisp flavor profile - like the freshest citrus. An easy-drinking summer ale."

This sounds like a good way to start the day! I am off to meet the RoyPitz boyz at their new facility in PHL later today, but I wanted one for the road. It began with a Pop! of the cap. Their mention of bottle conditioning was slightly disconcerting since I had cooled it on its side overnight! Eeek. I did not see any lees on the kick/punt, but I still went with a very slow, gentle pour. Once finished, an in-glass swirl raised just over two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with good retention, leaving nice lacing in its wake. Color was a pretty Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) & I might have said closer to Amber had it not been for The Gelt Gang rousing themselves off of my couch, where they were watching the World Cup, to come boiling into my kitchen for a taste. I have a feeling they may have passed if they had been elsewhere. Nose had a bready maltiness and a grassy hoppiness. Mmm. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but about on par for the style. Taste was the Style Guide personified! Lightly malty palate with Noble, or similar, hoppiness. Exactly! Gotta review/rate to style, right? I'm not sure that I would have guessed "Kölsch", but in retrospect, I can definitely see it. They really nailed this one. Finish was semi-dry & wholly refreshing, sending me off to the shower to get ready. Now, if they would just CAN this one, I'd be all set with my cooler!

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Photo of mpenske
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Claytonham34
3.19/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nvrmind16
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A strong taste,as with all Deschutes, what makes it special is it subtlety. its strength and nuance perfect summer blend, but not quite perfect.

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Photo of yaksurf
3.21/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Twilight Summer Ale from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 1,515 ratings