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“Mirror Mirror Barley Wine Ale – 2009 Reserve” from Deschutes Brewery (Bend)

Like imperial stout or any high-alcohol hard cider, barley wine is somewhat of an acquired taste. Here, traces of whiskey-oakiness and fermented fruity malt are at once blaringly sweet and surprisingly smooth. With 11% ABV you’d expect more bite, or … Continue reading

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“Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale” from Deschutes Brewery (Bend)

Coming at you like Jubelale’s soft-spoken cousin from the moon-shadowed hinterlands, this “CDA” is so good it nearly left me with nothing cute to say. Yes, it does remind me of the aforementioned Christmas love-juice—but its ultra-subtle smokey malt flavor … Continue reading

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“Twilight Summer Ale” from Deschutes Brewery (Bend)

This seasonal release follows a tradition of medium-bodied—and usually wheat-based—beer marketed to the less-than-adventurous during the summer months. No problem there. At 5% ABV, this honey-sweet but palatable beer will satisfy the college crowd with its uncomplicated drinkability and attractive … Continue reading

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