Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deschutes Brewery has taken the NW by storm--their Mirror Pond, Obsidian Stout, and Black Butte Porter are all top-ten selling micros in Oregon. You know what? This is their best beer. A couple years ago they switched to ESB, a bigger, less-balanced version. Bachelor Bitter is a spot-on classic best bitter, a perfect marriage of hops and malt that you could drink for four hours, take a break in your conversation, and then say, íman, this is a TASTY beer.í
oregontarheel (26) - - OCT 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
IBU 43 - A bend locals favorite. Deep copper color, rich malty body, and Classic English hops. A fine traditional English bitter ale
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GT2 (6997) - Riverside, California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Deschutes in Bend. Clear orange pour. Medium foam with webby lacing. Nose is stickier candies, strawberry, mild apple oxidation, acetaldehyde. Taste is biscuit, mild butter, biting acidity, spicy hops. Thick sugar density. Biting, spicy finish. Mild metallic twang.
cwald (89) - Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
this is a decent IPA. It is very hoppy... more do than the IBUs would indicate. It is a pucker beer that you better have plenty of time to down a pint. Canít rush this kind of drinking. enjoyable, but would rather go with a more subdued mirror pond or twilight.
MikeJslc (629) - USA - APR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper, slight haze, white head. Aroma: light caramel, herbal hops, touch of fruit. Flavor: grainy/bready malt with a little caramel, fairly firm spicy/herbal hop flavor and bitterness follows. Drinkable, balanced.
tia (848) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Copper with creamy head and lacing. Smells almost melony plus bready and peppery. Tastes sweet, but not too sweet, with a light bitterness. Full mouth feel.
BlackEyePA (558) - USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really great. I could drink it all day. Gold, amber color. Sweet malt and slight hop aroma. Taste and palate is clean, balanced, raisin, fresh grain and little carmel. Nice!
bpreo (1312) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sold as the Deschutes "Pub Exclusive" at the 2012 US Olympic Trials in Eugene, OR.
StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is one of my least favorite Deschutes beers. It just didnít do it for me, I just had a sample of it but that was enough for me to know I didnít like it. Doesnít stand up to good British bitters.
kathouse (722) - Nevada, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours from the tap at Deschutes Public House. Deep orange color is clear with a creamy foam. Some hop aromas with caramel. Light mouthfeel with small carbonation bubbles. Good malty base that is balanced well. Finishes neutral.
douglas88 (5128) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Portland location (amazingly, this was in the database, somehow the do tons of one-offs at Deschutes. Man, I would get 100 ratings a year from this place if I was local). Pours a light amber color with a medium white head. A crisp nose of hops and dry leaves. A rich flavor of caramel and some bitter hops. Very fresh and clean. Tasty.