Bachelor ESB - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by HugePlume:
3.43/5 rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I was excited to find this in my area, its not that common outside Oregon so I picked up a 6er. 12oz bottle marked with drink by July 2011.
A- Poured with a thin head, maybe too light of a pour? Some lacing retention but not much. Color though is a beautiful deep copper.
S- When first poured, a weak nose, not much there at all. Maybe too cold? As it warms, some grainy malt and just a faint hint of fruity hops.
T- All malt here for the most part, starts as a dry grainy malt and evolves into a sweeter cereal flavor. Hops really only manifest in a bitter fashion.
M- A bit on the watery side, carbonation is slightly lighter than would be expected. Does leave a nice malty residue on the teeth.
O- I'm dissapointed I have to say. Deschutes normally crafts devine brews, but this comes up short. Its above average, but not to the level I expect from Deschutes, I love a good ESB too, it may be my favorite style. Needs a little punching up. Since I can't find this locally and there are some other good local ESB's around it might not be a bad thing.
Serving type: bottle
05-12-2011 01:02:41 | More by HugePlume
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4.11/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
a very subdued, clean, easy-drinking, decidedly American version of an English bitter (not quite of ESB proportions)... arguably the most enjoyable of their lighter offerings
A: light golden-amber, slight chill haze, yet later clearer.... small amount of spitty foam clinging round the collar.... looks like a pleasant drop
S: clean aromas... mild pale malt with a slight toasty, cereal tone... very-lightly daisy-like floral (hoppy?) tone but the malt is most present... some light golden bread crust
T: very light caramel up front, immediately followed by a nearly moderately-bold dry-grass flavor from the hops.... just bitter enough to take notice, nice balance... the caramel flavor carries through and is merely in flavor, not sweetness
M: quite crisp and clean (perhaps a little too...) but not without a lovely mild honeyish roundness kissing the tongue.... could've used a bit more of that roundness - considering how it drops off fairly dry, there'd be no danger in giving it a lil more body
O: tried quite a few of their beers in the 3 visits I made to the pubs - this definitely stuck out - something that anyone could enjoy, something with some memorable character
Serving type: on-tap
05-20-2013 21:57:19 | More by Bouleboubier
Bachelor ESB from Deschutes Brewery
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