We’re Waxing Poetic about Twilight

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May

So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

After drinking Twilight, a summer ale brewed by Deschutes, Shakespeare’s Sonnett 18 seemed the most fitting way to toast this summer darling.

A ripple of excitement passed through the beer lovers at TJs the other day, when Twlight showed up as part of my beer order.  Deschutes’ Brews are much sought after in this part of the country and it was with high anticipation that Jimmy and I set about to do some field research…

We set the stage for our research.  The Head (wearing her summer hat of rosemary — not to be confused with her Jimmy hat) watched over our work while Big White Bird by Rusted Root played.  It was a beautiful day.

Research Card

Name: Twilight
Brewery: Deschutes, Bend, Oregon
Style: Summer ale
Glassware: Globe
ABV: 5.0

Tasting Notes

Appearance:  A beautiful deep gold with red hue
Head: Two fingers of lovely white foam

Aroma: Biscuity with a hint of mown grass; Jimmy said he could smell a hint of orange
Mouthfeel:  Perfect — not too light, not too heavy
Flavor: We can only describe this brew as “smoove”.  Heaven on earth.  It is fresh, not hoppy, ever so slightly sweet (just a hint of sweetness, nothing weird about it).

Final Notes: 
For me, Twilight is a beer much like summer, full of hope, promise, and fun.  It doesn’t disappoint. 
For Jimmy, Twilight is the perfect summer beer.  He sums it up this way: “Have a couple of Twilights in the daytime and you’ll be just fine”.

On a scale of 1-5 (5 being the best) we give Twilight 5 handlebar pints:


And if all this isn’t enough to make you fall for Deschutes — check out the quote on their website:




Hoppy endings!