Beer Review – Deschutes Twilight Summer Ale

Deschutes Twilight Summer Ale

The Deschutes Brewery in Bend, OR makes this refreshing summer ale.  It is classified as a blonde ale.  You may read more about style guidelines for blonde ales from the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) if you are interested.

ABV = 5.0%

IBUs = 35

This beer was picked up at Good Spirits (Taylor’s Pantry) in Sioux Falls for $8.49 for a six pack.  It is now available at the Brookings Liquor Store.  It pours out clear gold into a pint glass.  A nice white head is present.  There is a pleasant light hop aroma (Amarillo hops).  The taste is more hoppy than the aroma, but not a smack in the mouth hop bomb.  This is a good summer or “lawnmower beer”.  It is refreshing and not too high in alcohol.  Several of these can be drank in a session without getting into trouble.  This beer will go well with grilled salmon or just by itsself after a lawnmowing session or softball game.

Grade = A-

Cheers until next time!

2 thoughts on “Beer Review – Deschutes Twilight Summer Ale”

  1. Hi Dale. Glad to see Deschutes Brewery products are available in SD now. I hope we, as fellow traveling men, will be able to get their “winter warmer” this fall. I’ve always thought a bottle of Jubelale would be appropriate after lodge work!

  2. Hi Jim,
    Thanks for the comment! I would also hope that the Jubelale will be available here. I think it will be because Deschutes is distributing some of the other seasonals such as the Twilight & Red Chair NWPA. I was able to get some Jubel 2010 at Monks in SF during the Deschutes kick off party. It was very good, but the Black Butte XXI was even better (IMHO). Cheers!

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