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Monday, October 3, 2011

Deschutes Twilight Summer Seasonal Ale

Deschutes Twilight Summer Seasonal Ale, a limited summer offering from Deschutes Brewing, poured the hue of light honey into the glass, with a sticky, tenacious white head propped by no observable carbonation.  The nose carried a hefty amount of spicy pine hops.

Twilight Ale opened bright, with a pleasant minerality complimented by lemon and floral notes.  As the ale settled, it dried and was almost hopless by mid-drink.  The ale ended slightly watered down but not unpleasant.

Deschutes' Twilight Ale has been a summer staple for me for years due to its balance of flavor, drinkability, and moderate ABV.  The ale is a little lopsided, with heavy flavors at the start but virtually nothing by the end, but that just gives me that much more reason to crack open a second bottle.

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