Bachelor ESB - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by flagmantho:
3.88/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: hazy, rich, dark orange color with two fingers of rocky light tan head. Head has a nice persistence and there are layers of foamy lace leftover. Tasty.
Smell: light, subtle caramel malt aroma. Nice, but quite understated.
Taste: a big dose of caramel malt with a pretty bitter backend. Hop character is not particularly notable here; what there is tends to the floral and the funky. Overall, it's a pretty tasty and well-put-together beer. As normal, Deschutes does not let me down.
Mouthfeel: medium body with relatively little carbonation. This beer is actually pretty smooth, but there's not much to write home about.
Drinkability: this is a solid beer which I'm really enjoying. I wouldn't mind keeping a sixer around to share with guests.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2010 04:01:02 | More by flagmantho
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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 173 ratings.