Saturday, October 16, 2010

Deschutes Brewery Twilight Summer Ale

The Deschutes Brewery is in Bend, Oregon on the banks of the Deschutes River which provides pristine water from the Cascade Mountains for brewing, or at least so the bottle says.  They have been brewing since 1988.

Twilight Summer Ale - This 5.0% ABV seasonal beer pours honey golden with an orange tint in color. It has about an inch of thick, creamy foam that is white to just off-white.  The aroma is fresh, grassy, fruit sweetness and citrus zestiness, orange, grapefruit, lime and a bit of passion fruit.  The taste is fruity hops, citrus and light tropical fruit with a mildly bitter grapefruit dry finish, all over a bed of toasted malt.  This beer is crisp, fruity and refreshing, nicely carbonated.  This is a very nice summer beer, heck, it would be good anytime.

1 comment:

  1. My neighborhood pub has several Deschutes offerings on tap. The Mirror Pond Pale is exceptional, too.