Mirror Mirror - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by AccidentalKate:
4.13/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Appearance: A brilliant amber/ruby color with a nice beige head. Beautifully translucent. The head lasts for a long while, leaving only a slight Belgian lace.
Aroma: Hoppy, but in the floral sense. Just a hint of the grain beneath, as well as a bit of sweet wine. The hops do dominate tho', and my bias against this shows through.
Taste: Creamy with strong caramel overtones. The bitterness of the hops balances nicely with the sweetness. A sweetness that sits a bit too long on the after taste, and then a bit of a metallic taste at the end. Great up front, mediocre at the end, so a B average here.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, creamy, creamy, but in a good way. Not viscous, as some barleywines can end up being. Exceptional.
Drinkability: A delicious companion, and an interesting counterpart to other barleywines.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2010 22:03:58 | More by AccidentalKate
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4.4/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Serving Type - 22oz bottle
Appearance - Tanish brown with a 1.2 foamy head. Nice thick sticky lacing.
Smell - Sweet fruits, cherry, raisin, oak, vanilla, caramel , toasty malts, some alcohol at the finish.
Taste - First sip brings a lot of fruits. Cherry and plum mixed with some oak, and a tart wine flavor. Malts are strong and have lots caramel, toasty notes. Plenty of sugars and some added spices. Alcohol along with some wine really comes out at the finish.
Mouthfeel - Sweet fruits really nail the tongue. Plenty of sugars, oak and the wine coat the palate. Tartness, some bitterness along with some alcohol come out for the aftertaste.
Overall - Really tasty and smooth for being 11%. Loads of complex flavor, and the barrel age wine aspect didn't sour or bitter this all to hell. A really nice beer, and one of the best from Deschutes. A must try even if not a fan of the style.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 02:24:01 | More by wvsabbath
Mirror Mirror from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 1,085 ratings.