luttonm (6504) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2017 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, ’man, this is a TASTY beer.’
Deschutes Public House, Bend. Quite creamy head, dark hazy orange-brown. Light buttery malts which is to style, some butterscotch mixing with caramel. Fresh, clean hops. Snazzy PNW bitter. Solid. j12601 (12736) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear amber brown with a thin white head. Big sticky malt on the nose, sweet and bready, soft fruit and a touch of yeast. Medium bodied, soft and malty, a bit of sweetness. Clean and easy, but a touch flabby and lacking a clear bite. Soft malt into the finish, a fairly faint bitterness. maupie (1098) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2017
Vat. Helder oranje kleur, fijne romige witte schuimkraag. De geur van bloemig en mout. Smaak is zoet, hibiscus, karamel en mout. Medium Lichaam, Veel koolzuur.
adrianehendee (56) - - OCT 20, 2016
Had on tap at brew pub in Bend. Clear reddish orange, looks like a sunset. Sweet smell. Slightly bitter but good flavor, front of tongue. adwoan99 (305) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2016
Nose is light and almost nonexistent. Taste is crisp and refreshing, but doesn’t take me by surprise. Overall very drinkable but nothing special.
deyholla (11759) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Sampled from the tap at the street party. Pours a clear deep amber with a near white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has sweet grains and biscuit with a bit of straw underlying. Flavor has sweet grains and straw with a bit of biscuit towards the end. BillWyce (1092) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2016
2016 Philly Beer Week draft at Deschutes Street Pub. Pours semi-opaque coppery color with a 1-finger white head. Aroma of caramel malt with a touch of pine. Body is a little lighter than medium and a touch watery. Dry finish. Caramel and nutty malt flavors, with a light citrus note at the back. jackl (8217) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Keg @ Deachutes Street Pub. Deep reddish Amber pour with.an offshore head. Nose is gentle toasted but. Mild tobacco. Leaf pile. Flavor is sweet with an earthy dry finish. Caramel, toasted bread. Pepper. Earthy hop. Light body, slick and oily. OK vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2016
Draft. Amber pour with tan head. Light sweet, malty aromas. Malty sweetness, light Amber and lager like tones, mild bittering notes. rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2016
Sample at GBBF 2016, Wednesday. Clear goldrn beer with a small head. Fruity hop aroma, grapes, vinous, raisin notes. Fruity hop flavor, grapes, citrus, some caramel. Quite sweet.