Twilight Summer Ale | Deschutes Brewery

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Twilight Summer AleTwilight Summer Ale

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States

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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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought this six-pack at a Total Wine for a discount price because it is a seasonal brew. What a Deal! I wish I would have bought more. I thought it was one of those fruit added beers that you see during summer. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was a Blonde Ale that is very well done. (The only Blonde Ale that I have had was a Shiner Light Blonde and I didn't particularly care for it).

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle with the date clearly visible (11/21/13) into a pint glass and I get 1 1/4 fingers of head.

A: Pours a yellow gold color with 1 1/4 fingers of semi-rocky head that dissipates quickly to leave a coating on the top of the glass that lasts to the end. Lots of lacing present.

S: Some floral and fresh cut grass. A little sweet pine smell, too.

T: A big juicy mild red grapefruit taste upfront. This is followed by a citrus rind taste and a taste of white pepper.

M: A little light and medium carbonated. Easy to drink and finishes a little bitter.

O: I like this beer. It is the best "seasonal" beer that I've had. It's not fruity but full of hops and quite enjoyable.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

- Best by 8/9/13. Consumed 9/21 /13 coincidentally the last day of summer.

A: Sunset orange, easy clarity with a slow mesmerizing rise of carbonation. Milky thin head coverage, faded tan color was short in retention while leaving a small snake skin speckled lacing band.

S: Pink grapefruit, fresh pulp, juicy, wet, lemony caramel grains, and fresh orange peel. Good awareness.

T: Flavor of pink grapefruit, lemon flower, lightly dry, with a bright orange zestiness. Pilsner like malting, light dry, grainy, with sweet flashes of caramel sweetness added in.

M: quickly fills out with a heavy-medium weight. Strong dance of carbonation, bright, zesty, crisp feel.

O: Overall a late summertime/fall drinking ipa. Bright crisp, fall time malting with a spicy, bright american summertime hopping. Great repeatability, session like feel, can easily do 6 pack here at a time and remain interested, enjoyable. solid recommend.

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