Received: Twilight Ale

Yesterday I received a package from Deschutes Brewery containing three bottles of this year’s Twilight Ale. It’s their summer seasonal and quite a popular one.

From the press release:

Twilight Ale is a straw-colored ale with a vigorous hop essence and a subtle, wafer-like body that complements the flavor of this special seasonal brew. It is a unique blend of four hops and malts: Cara-Pils and Carastan malts with the late addition of whole flower Cascade, Amarillo and Tettnang hops.

Brewer John Abraham said, “The malts of Twilight Ale are at once offset and complemented by citrus and floral aromas that come from the whole flower hops. The overall result is a crisp, effervescent, highly drinkable ale. I consider it the perfect hot weather quencher.”

All marketing aside, I do consider Twilight to be one of the best summer seasonals around. I’ll have my review up for it soon.