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
Ranking:
#861
Reviews:
558
Ratings:
1,815
pDev:
9.41%
Bros Score:
4.32
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass. 2014 reserve.

A deep caramel light brown out of the bottle, almost liquid looking butterscotch. However, the glass fills with a glowing deep orange amber red color. Head is only about a finger tall, but is very creamy consistency, and is a deep yellow vanilla color just like the creamed yellow label on the bottle.

Interesting nose. Sweet dried fruits of grapefruit, fig, tropical a bit as well from the hop angle. Some interesting caramel notes as well, with some thick clove like spices too. Very interesting.

Palate comes with a real wonderful richness. Huge amounts of maple syrup and woody flavors. Hot bitterness angle on the finish of charring spruce and pine cones that linger on the end. Real nice notes of warm tropical sweetness, papaya, brown sugars match in as well. It seems like there would be a clash of flavors here but it all comes out real nicely. Body is rich, without a strangely syrupy thickness either. A bit of controlled boozy quality towards the end.

I can't stop thinking how much this reminds me of a wooded maple pancake breakfast, it's really enjoyable, and not horrifically sweet to me either. In many ways it also reminds me of Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This was based on a 2009 bottle drank on 5/24/15.

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Mirror Mirror from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 1,815 ratings