Twilight Ale

Twilight AleTwilight Ale is Deschutes Brewery‘s summer seasonal, one that is a locals’ favorite that everybody seems to be drinking when it comes out. It’s a nice, light, drinkable 5% alcohol brew that is, according to their website, "best enjoyed when chilled and consumed outdoors." I’ll drink to that.

Appearance: Pale gold, a honey color. Not completely clear—a bit hazy.

Smell: Clean hops and toasty biscuit grain. Very clean… hops are a tiny bit spicy.

Taste: Nice bitter hop that isn’t overwhelming; it frames a brisk toasty malt. Overall very clean, fairly light, a nice warm weather session beer. A bit of wheat?

Mouthfeel: Almost medium-bodied, more than you’d expect for a light summer ale. Nice quenching character here.

Overall: Another Deschutes winner.

On BeerAdvocate, it scores 84 out of 100, with 97% approval. On RateBeer, it scores 3.18 out of 5, and is in their 60th percentile.

One Response to Twilight Ale

  1. Lavanaut says:

    I’ve got a keg of this in the ol’ kegerator right now, and life is good. Excellent summer beer. Hard not to overconsume. ;)