Twilight Summer Ale | Deschutes Brewery

Twilight Summer AleTwilight Summer Ale
BA SCORE
52%
Liked This Beer
3.66 w/ 1,470 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#32,284
Reviews:
456
Ratings:
1,470
Liked:
764
Avg:
3.66/5
pDev:
12.02%
Alströms:
3.54
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
238
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,470 |  Reviews: 456
Photo of aknalley
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wer34truh
3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of anteater
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of plumcrazyfx
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drank
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cooper
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tjcamm
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of neenerzig
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into one of my pint glasses, this beer pours a pretty clear medium golden color with a bit of an amber/copper hue. Had a nice, fluffy looking white head that is about an inch thick when first poured that eventually settles to a nice big cluster swirl of a film layer of foam on the beer's surface along with a nice thick ring lining the inside of the glass and very good lacing. Aromas of nicely toasted caramel malt sweetness and a pungent hop smell accompanied by nice spice hints. The taste is pretty much the same with a toasted, bready, caramel malt sweetness that gives way to a nice hint of peppery spice that is all rounded out with a pungent, piney, citrusy hop bitterness. Very good balance of flavors here. This certainly looks and drinks much more like an IPA or even some pale ales I've had and not at all like a Blonde Ale. Has a slightly crisp, but mainly smooth and frothy, slightly prickly and oily, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Quite easy to drink in the manner well crafted beer ought to be, and a refreshing choice on a fairly humid mid August summer night here in Cleveland. Worth a try for sure. A very solid effort here.

Eric

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Photo of Selleck
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of E-McFarden
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mortarforker
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treyliff
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass, best by 8/19/15

A- pours a hazy golden orange color with a one-finger creamy white head that retains long after the pour, leaving some short lasting lacing behind

S- lots of floral hop aroma up front with some honey sweetness & a hint of citrus. Biscuity malt lies beneath, brining out the fruitiness of the hops

T- Citrus & floral hop up front with a hint of grass, mild honey sweetness mid palate, toasted grainy finish provides a quick close on the palate

M- medium body with moderate-low carbonation leads to a biting mouthfeel and a foamy finish

O- full flavored blonde ale that remains highly drinkable

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Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bwesthoven
4.26/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Sam Adams cup into a thick foamy head. Color was a great golden Amber. Smelled of subtle soft malt. Taste was excellent. Soft malts, citrusy and very smooth. Great beer.

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Photo of Suds
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, amber, and with a tall off-white head...this beer is better than anticipated. Slightly hoppy and sweet-ish aroma. There is fruit and a touch of soft, pale malt in the smell. Balanced, with a medium bitterness. The finish is pleasant and mildly hoppy. Very drinkable.

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Photo of MatthewWalters
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BCborn
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vader06
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RoamingGnome
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkawachi
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Myboymi
3.04/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Twilight Summer Ale from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 52% out of 100 with 1,470 ratings
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