Mirror Mirror - Deschutes Brewery
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4.47/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Pours a rich oak, with a finger of off-white head that leaves a few spots of lace as it drops to a film. More or less a classic barleywine appearance. Sweet nose, with brown sugar, alcohol, dark fruit, earth and perhaps the odd sweet citrus hop note peeking through. Whoah! Very easy drinking flavour and palate! More reminiscent of a English Old Ale, this hides its ABV exquisitely, and ties in all the elements in the nose without letting them run to excess. Highly impressive balance. The brown sugar and malt heavy character comes through nicely, and there's a nice light hop bite in the finish to cut the sweetness. Its also lighter thn I imagined, and this is something I have to restrain myself from drinking quicker than I should.
Truly phenomenal. Its an American barleywine that smells like an English barleywine and tastes like an English old ale. All you need to know is that its worth every cent. Cheers Eric!
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2011 00:30:50 | More by bobsy
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