Bachelor ESB - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by Offa:
4.33/5 rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
So far, to me this is one of the best US ESB-named or imitating beers. It's smooth and malty but manages to have good complexity and range of flavours.
Reddish copper, it has a afairly small but long-lasting off-white head that leaves a little lace.
The aroma is nice: sweet caramelly and toasty grain, hops with grapefruit, other citrus, hints of pine, flowers, and earth.
The taste is like the aroma, with a nice sweet -bitter balance, a malty, caramelly body and flowery citrusy hops.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2008 18:38:20 | More by Offa
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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
88 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.