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Deschutes Brewery

Deschutes Brewery
Mirror Pond Pale Ale

Category: English Style Pale Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Deschutes Brewery
Mirror Pond Pale Ale

Category: English Style Pale Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
Minutely hazy amber color. Aromas of toast with kiwi-lemon curd, spiced butter roasted corn, dried fruits and ginger, and nut oil with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, delightful, medium-long radicchio, candied lemon peel, and nutskin finish. A light and tropical English-Style Pale Ale that doesn’t skimp on lush aromatic hops.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: toast with kiwi-lemon curd, spiced butter roasted corn, dried fruits and ginger, and nut oil
Taste Flavor: radicchio, candied lemon peel, and nutskin
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Turkey Reuben Sandwich, Ham Quiche, Asiago
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A light and tropical English-Style Pale Ale that doesn't skimp on lush aromatic hops.

The Producer

Deschutes Brewery

The Producer
901 S.W. Simpson Ave
Bend, OR 97702
USA
1 541-312-6942

English Style Pale Ale

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Serve in a Nonic Pint Glass
English-style pale ales are pale gold to amber in color and range in alcohol from 4-6%. These beers are characterized by the flavors and aromas of nutty and biscuity English malts, floral and earthy English hops and the notes of fruitiness and faint butterscotch of English yeast. Water also plays a key role in the overall character of these beers. Great examples of this style are brewed with harder water resembling that of Burton-Upon-Trent, lending these beers an impression of dryness in the finish and rounded hop bitterness.

Pale ales originated in England over 300 years ago with the advent of new technology making pale barely malt a possibility. In the 19th century, ales that were pale in color were often referred to as pale ale or bitter interchangeably. Today, there is a distinction between these styles, albeit a very fine distinction with some arguing that “bitter” refers to the style dispensed as draft and “pale ale” to the style when bottled. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Fuller’s London Pride Pale Ale, Sam Smith’s Organic Pale Ale and Marston’s Pedigree English Pale Ale.

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