Twilight Ale (2008)

Twilight AleI opened up the Twilight Ale I received from Deschutes this evening and quite enjoyed it. According to the Brewery, it’s made with a “harmonious blend of four hops” and is dry hopped with Amarillo hops. At only 5% alcohol by volume, it’s an excellent summertime session beer.

Appearance: Light, clear, straw-gold in color with a crisp white head. Bubbly.

Smell: Bready and clean with toasted malts and bright floral hop presence.

Taste: Hops are bracing, right up front, with bitter, slightly woody, almost oily notes—in a good way. Very green with hops. Malt is toasty and light and just right—not too heavy or sweet but not dry or roasty either. Very refreshing. A hint of citrus.

Mouthfeel: Light- to medium-bodied with a refreshing, thirst-quenching quality.

Overall: Excellent, a flavorful and robust summertime ale.

On BeerAdvocate, it scores a grade of B. On RateBeer, it scores 3.18 out of 5 and is in their 59th percentile.

3 Responses to Twilight Ale (2008)

  1. Josh Kenzer says:

    Forgive my ignorance, but what is a session beer. I see that term floating around a lot but am not familiar with it.

  2. Jon says:

    A "session" beer refers to a beer that is about 5% alcohol by volume (maybe up to 5.5%) or less, so that you can comfortably drink several during a "session" without overly feeling the effects from the alcohol.

  3. Josh Kenzer says:

    Ah, thanks Jon.