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Mirror Mirror - Deschutes Brewery

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1,476 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,476
Reviews: 494
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 444
Gots: 612 | FT: 92
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: waltonc on 04-29-2009

30 IBU

Bottled/kegged vintages:
2005 - Released February 2006
2009 - Released April 2009
2014 - Released April 2014
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3.82/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thepleasantimbiber
4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavidHume
4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SackBlabbath
4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of snowmageddon
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bradschafer
4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dannycohen62
4.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ksedgwick
3.12/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

sweet carmel notes and little head

Photo of skaboom420
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lunarbrew
3.69/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevedore
3.97/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Darker, muddy caramel body with a half finger white head, minimal retention time, no lacing.

S- Rich, bready aromas much like the base Mirror Pond. Smells quite hoppy with a good bit of earthy and piney aromas.

F- Tastes nice and malty with a reasonable toffee and caramel base, lots of earthy and piney hops abound on the palate. It's reasonably bitter on the backend, which fits what Deschutes' is seemingly trying for. Smooth toffee and caramel flavours are the star here. I don't get any of the red wine barrels, but presumably they didn't age it 100% in wine barrels.

M- Medium bodied, substantial and silky. Reasonably drinkable given the hoppiness that is present in the beer. It's more of a sipper than anything else.

O- Solid English barleywine that doesn't really deliver any of the red wine barrel characteristics, but if you like American barleywines, this is a reasonably hoppy barleywine. I think the English Barleywine designation on this site is definitely a misnomer.

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4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Seasmom
4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly sweet. Great deal of flavor and some effervescence.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of William_Thephasdin
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Anker13
4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 Vintage

Appearance: Burnished orange with a short lived off white head, slightly opaque

Aroma: Sherry up front followed by caramel and toffee, slight wine / muscat character on the back end

Mouthfeel: Substantial... Perfect carbonation for the style, very smooth an unabrasive. Sticky and viscous

Taste: As it smells... Sherry and caramel/toffee dominate, enough heat to stand up to the strong flavors. As it warms, the oak, vanilla, and fig flavors become more pronounced. Luckily it never becomes too sweet

Residual: Palate is completely coated, can still taste the beer 15 minutes after finishing

Overall: One of the better barleywines I've had recently. Very well balanced and not over the top. I was worried that the wine character was going to overwhelm the rest of the beer, but it felt like a natural component. I'd love to get another one to cellar for a year or 2

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4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.82/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Mirror Mirror from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 1,476 ratings.