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Deschutes Bachelor ESB

 (RETIRED)
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99
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Formerly brewed at Deschutes Brewery
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bend, Oregon USA
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An authentic English-style extra special bitter—considered the height of the brewer’s art in British pubs—Bachelor ESB possesses a full malt flavor and balanced hop profile.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nakedwhendrunk (2086) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy orange to glossed over brown color. Bar pour yielded barely a head. Barely any lacing was around the glass. The smell had a toasted caramel nuttiness over and underneath. The taste was somewhat sweet nutty maltiness. There’s a dry sweet roasted nutty aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a slight sessionability about it. The carbonation finishes slightly smooth. Overall, good ESB. Too bad, it’s been retired.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1502) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Best by: 05JUL11 A: Pours a toasted caramel ale with a single finger of yellow soapy head which falls in a few minutes to a broken sheet of the same. Excellent clarity. Rings of lace. S: Creamy and sweet with good earthy bitterness. Slightest hint of oxidation (but this is expired, so I can’t dock for that). T: Extra bitter, and earthy. Definitely english in nature, with earthy and soily hops and the yeast is bready. M: This is medium bodied, but lacks a certain ’bounce’ I feel with most ESB’s. Carb is low end of moderate. O: Good, but not great. Pretty decent. And likely a bit of Homer in my grading as Deschutes is one of my favorites. Serving type: bottle 07-27-2011

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2012
9th November 2009
Hazy amber beer. Semi soft palate but with a carbonated sting. Lightly creamy malt. Blooming sharp bitter marmaladey hops. The bitterness lasts well in to the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cirrhosis (1208) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2011
Thank you Fran! Nice looking brew, dark honey brown good cap. Nice west coast hop aroma, some soap. Taste has a massive bitter. I like this brew. Fruity body with a soapy bitter finish. Pine, leather, other stuff. Did i mention this is making me salivate. This is more like an IPA then a English ESB but even though it crosses styles I’m digging it. not sure hoe to score it........my marks might be a touch high.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keith0718 (374) - Kansas, USA - SEP 4, 2011
I like this one better than their pale ale--more hops but not enough to make it a bitter. Tastes more like a pale ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (6420) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2011
12 oz. bottle, pours a mostly clear coppery amber with an off-white head. Subtle nose of nuts, toffee, English malts and light hops. Flavour is fairly underwhelming, with nuts and toffee in the front, finishing with slightly caramely malts and a light hop character. Light body and palate, with not much going on. Decent, but uninteresting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shakesbeere (212) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Pours an amber caramel with a creamy head. Smells bready with some toffee and caramel malt and dull hops. Tastes of bread and toffee malt with a formidable hop background and later takes on a slight fruity note -- almost like a touch of marmalade, which sweetens the background flavors and ebbs into the dry bitter finish. Palate is very clean. Drinkable and interesting. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4682) - Utah, USA - JUL 1, 2011
12oz bottle at the Bayou
Appearance: Clear amber with a small off-white head and little lacing
Aroma: Caramel, toasted malts and citrus
Taste: Caramel malts and grapefruit
OK

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a moderate orange-copper color with a nice white head and a pretty good amount of lacing. The nose has some light malt as well as some floral and earthy hops. The taste strikes a nice balance between the hops and malt, with the mouthfeel surrendering to a bit of bitterness. Drinks quite well and this would be one nice brew to have locally. Serving type: cask Reviewed on: 11-09-2010

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bozoNZ (719) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 7, 2011
Lovely apricot bronze colour, good head retention with a few floaties from Bottle - a generous overpour.. Rich toffee nose. strong palate, marmalade and more toffee and an earthy rich dry hop finish. Could really drink pints of this!


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