Tasting Notes from Deschutes Brewery
Twilight Summer Ale
Very smooth yeast aroma with hints of citrus. This was a very refreshing beer that we both really enjoyed, even if it wasn’t exactly what we expected as this lacked lemon which we associate with summer ales.
Fresh Squeezed IPA
Big caveat: we do not know how old our can was and we think that may have impacted our beer.
On the nose we detected some citrus and astringency. On the flavor we got some grapefruit, some citrus, and some pine, more like a DIPA with a touch of astringency and some pineapple notes.
Fresh Haze Hazy IPA
This hazy IPA is not too hazy, but it does clearly have a nice haze to it. The nose is similar to a Terrapin beer that we have had before, and is unlike many hazy IPAs in its aroma. The flavor is very much like orange juice, especially upfront. There is a nice soft mouthfeel and a touch of sweetness to this beer as well.
Black Butte Porter
The nose is more roasty with notes of creaminess. On the palate this beer held up well. A fairly thick mouthfeel, dark chocolate notes, and some coffee. This reminded us more of a mocha, but it was really delicious.
Final Thoughts on Deschutes
We thought the Fresh Haze wasn’t anything special, but fits nicely into the haze craze. We enjoyed the Twilight Summer Ale as it is unique considering the style. Andrew’s favorites were the Twilight Summer ale and the Black Butte. Try Deschutes if you are able to find their beer as it is very good, but on the East Coast our options have been very limited recently.
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