Mirror Mirror | Deschutes Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
30 IBU

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

Added by waltonc on 04-29-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,779
Reviews:
545
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
9.52%
 
 
Wants:
476
Gots:
737
For Trade:
100
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: 4.5 Pours reddish-brown with a small light tan head. Not at all cloudy. A nice looking beer.

S: 4.25 The beer smells really nice, but it is a bit on the mild side. I’m picking up a lot of malt, toffee, caramel, vanilla, a little cherry, and even some strawberry (seems strange, but it’s pleasant).

T: 4 Like the nose, it’s quite good but not amazing. There are similar qualities as on the nose, but they are a bit more subdued here. The beer starts off with a nice sweetness bringing a lot of toffee and vanilla. The berries show up next followed by a surprising amount of hop bitterness. There’s not much burn, but I imagine things will be more balanced after some aging.

M: 4.5 The carbonation allows the beer to coat your palate without being too thick. They did a really nice job here. Just right for the style. There’s a bit of a dry finish, but it doesn’t take anything away from the overall mouthfeel.

O: 4.25 This is a very good English barleywine with a lot of good flavors and aromas. There could be a bit less hops in my opinion, but maybe in a year or two it will mellow out and be more balanced (the bottle does recommend drinking after 2/24/15). Hopefully it will improve with age.

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4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly cloudy tawny/reddish/amber with almost no head. The nose is an absolute malt bomb. You get plenty of the expected notes from a big English barleywine including bread, raisins, toffee, caramel, molasses, and a hint of red wine sneaks through in the background. The hops are tame in this as they really allow the big sweet malts shine. A touch of oak is present as well. The taste is malt forward and sweet with an emphasis on the caramel, molasses, and dark fruit character. The red wine character seems to tie this beer together as it adds a hint of acidity and tames down the sweetness of the beer. Mouthfeel is fully bodied and low in the carbonation department. Overall, a very nice Barleywine.

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Mirror Mirror from Deschutes Brewery
4.2 out of 5 based on 1,779 ratings.
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