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Twilight Summer Ale | Deschutes Brewery

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Twilight Summer AleTwilight Summer Ale
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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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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of barnzy78
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, freshness date is smudged. but I know it's pretty fresh. Golden body with a tall, frothy, white head, good retention and excellent lacing. Fruity aroma with grass, faint mandarin orange and citrus. Tastes are biscuity, fruity, citric grapefruit & mandarin, mango, mild pine, grassy, white peppery tingle on the finish. Light-to-medium bodied, pleasant carbonation. Overall, better than expected, and with the addition of the Amarillo hops, this was really nice to drink - very refreshing.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of LambicPentameter
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a 12 oz brown bottle into a 16 oz nonic glass. No bottling date, but a "freshest by" date of August 2013.

Appearance - A golden hue with shades of amber throughout as well as tamarind coloring. Topped with a bushy head of two fingers that dissipates slowly over about 15 minutes, leaving a thick curtain of lacing and mottled clumps of carbonation resting atop the liquid.

Smell - Grassy and herbal, with definite hoppiness. Notes of water cracker, lemon zest and other light fruits. Wish it was a little more aromatic though. Hard to pick up much at all.

Taste - Slightly bitter, with a balance of malt and lemongrass. Some notes of alcoholic phenols as well with a finish that is clean but a tad pungent.

Mouthfeel - Crisp and bright, with light carbonation and body.

Overall, a solid summer blonde ale. Not my favorite style, but this is a good representative of it. Would be great for hot weather.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.92/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A - Pale gold, mostly clear, white head has good retention and lacing.

S/T/M - Bright citrus hops, not entirely aggressive, but complimentary to the light body and high carbonation (which feels a touch too high). Pale, cracker malt sweetness, a bit of caramel too, little yeastiness. Finishes with a moderate pine bitterness.

O - A blonde/pale ale hybrid that's fairly easy drinking, with a light body and subtle complexities.

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4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I think this is a perfect beer for grilling outside in the summer. It has a very nice orange appearance With minimal head. The smell and taste both have elements of citrus to them which is perfect on a hot day. It has a very crisp finish and no real lingering unpleasant aftertaste. I think this is just a great summer ale and plan to have more.

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A - slightly hazy orange-yellow, 2 inch white head

S - citrus hops up front with a bready malt backbone. slight hint of spice

T - Follows the scent pretty closely, although the citrus is not as pronounced. nice bite from the hops/spice at the end

M - light to medium bodied, pretty much as it should be

Overall - Pretty solid beer. Nothing special, but worth a 6 pack for the price

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Twilight Summer Ale from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 1,470 ratings
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