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Mirror Mirror - Deschutes Brewery

Mirror MirrorMirror Mirror

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

766 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 766
Reviews: 428
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.16%


Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
30 IBU

Bottled/kegged vintages:
2005 - Released February 2006
2009 - Released April 2009
2014 - Released April 2014

(Beer added by: waltonc on 04-29-2009)
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clvand0

Kentucky

3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a copper color with a small head that falls quickly and doesn't leave much lacing on the glass. The aroma has a moderate US hop character, but it's not overpowering. It also smells of caramel malts and alcohol. The flavors are a mix of alcohol, bready malts and a touch of US hops. Again, the hops aren't the star here. The finish is pretty sweet and there isn't a ton of bitterness in there. This is a pretty nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2009 03:18:45 | More by clvand0
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A: deep reddish brown. Looks like a great barleywine. A quick fading head, cappuccino brown foam. Fairly opaque in how dad it is.

S: smells caramelly and rich. A hint of the alcohol.

T: rich malty ness. Subtle hints of alcohol.

M: great mouthfeel. Taste lingers on the tongue. Fairly sweet and very light carbonation.

O: a good barrel aged barleywine. A very pleasant brew. Very balanced. I look forward to trying this after some time. Edit from 20 minutes later: tastes REALLY good when it gets a little warm.

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Smells like cherries, prunes, and red wine! Some nice butterscotch and caramel, too. And maybe (or I'm crazy) just the smallest hint of ripe banana. Honestly, it smells like a dessert. Quite sniffable.

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Well, this is just a deliciously distinctive draught, without a doubt.

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Mirror Mirror from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 766 ratings.