Bachelor ESB - Deschutes Brewery
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4/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: 12 oz brown with a simple yet inviting label, purchase before date clearly marked.
Appearance: Amberish copper hued brew with a very well retaining off white head.
Smell: Biscuity malt with a hint of caramel, light floral hop and some mild fruity esters.
Taste: Smooth, crisp and chewy malt mouth feel the let forth a attack of fruitiness, malt sweetness and a husky biscuity malt flavour. The hops make an appearance with a semi assertive bitterness and a pungent oily herbal/veggie flavour. A touch of caramel is in the end along with the rest of the residual sweetness and drying grain.
Notes: Very flavourful ... quite impressive. I must say ... this is a great ale, it goes great with marinated grilled flank steak.
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2002 19:16:07 | More by Jason
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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 176 ratings.