The Twilight Summer Ale from Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon pours out a hazy orange in color and is topped with a two finger, thick, white head that slowly reduces down to a film with a nice collar. On the nose, orange, caramel, grass and a little cracker. In the mouth, this is clean and crisp with a decent bitterness. Flavors of light caramel, bitter orange, grain and a touch of honey. Light bodied. Good carbonation. Thick sheets of lacing on the glass. Clean mouthfeel with just a touch of creaminess. The finish is semi-dry with a lovely hop bitterness lasting.
A fantastic Summer Ale. Just enough hops to add a dash of bitterness and clean up any unwanted heft making this the perfect BBQ beer. Recommended.
12 ounce bottle, 5.0% ABV, 35 IBU, 162 calories, Best by 08/15/12
Beer 208 of 366 for 2012