Twilight Summer Ale | Deschutes Brewery

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83
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1,467 Ratings
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Twilight Summer AleTwilight Summer Ale
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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,467
Reviews:
454
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
11.92%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
237
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,467 |  Reviews: 454
Photo of Libeertarian
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly flecky bright pinkish-orange with very light tan rocky and chunky head of medium retention. A few yeasty dregs on the bottom. Aromas of grapefruit and mango in the bottle, but these make a little room for resin, grass, light vegetation, orange, caramel, and rind. Very basic blonde it would seem, maybe just a little tart. That's just the first second or so, a bit biscuity, some caramel. But then it hits you, vegetal, brothy hops half way through and all the way past the finish. Not overpowering, although I usually only notice these flavors in beers where they are overpowering. I quite like this unexpected shift away from standard citrus and rind, even though I enjoy that very much as well. Medium-bodied, half prickles and half suds, semi-smooth, crisp and refreshing, not too dry for the style.

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Photo of mr-jj
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HardyA
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sheena1892
4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Boca-X
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmquinn
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nuebs
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bigleague
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Slightly hazy gold amber with a million tiny bubbles slowly rising to replenish the dirty creat to light tan foam stand. The foam is 2” and takes 3 minutes to reduce to 1/3 its original size. S: Malt and spice, some graham cracker, light toasty malt, light citrus and mint. T: Big malt flavors feature klight graham cracker with a moderate bitter hop accent. Malt is medium and the hops are medium providing a good balance that leads to a lingering malt and hop aftertaste F: Very creamy, refreshing, and light to medium light body, medium to medium high carbonation. O: A very refreshing and pleasurable beer.

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Photo of AtrumAnimus
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This one pours a very appealing red tinted color that is slightly cloudy with a rich foamy head that white with a hint of reddish tint as well. The head if full, foamy, long lived and settles very slowly leaving elegant lacing down the glass.

The nose is a very summer smelling beer with strong grassy and pine notes that reminds me of East Texas in summer after a light rain.

The taste is rich dry malt with with a sharp hop overtone and is slightly off balanced. The finish is a bit dirty and bitter

The mouthfeel is a bit watery but still acceptable.

Overall a drinkable beer, but not the best offering from Deschutes, which makes some awesome beers. I guess you can't be perfect all the time.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FickleBeast
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours copper and clear with two fingers of foam.

Nice sweet malty flavor. Crisp clean crystal malt flavor. Finishes dry and refreshing. This is a nice outdoor beer.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.28/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of firkingroovin
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chapcat
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lundste
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrempel
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nstygles
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tmcarter23
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.22/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hickjo
4.35/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aknalley
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wer34truh
3.1/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of anteater
4.12/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Twilight Summer Ale from Deschutes Brewery
3.69 out of 5 based on 1,467 ratings.
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