Bachelor ESB - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by grittybrews:
3.7/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Poured a deep red-orange into a Chimay chalice. About a finger of head that dissipated quickly. Some delicate lacing.
Pleasant citrus and floral aromas. Fairly thin in the mouth, not overly carbonated. Some distinct malty bite at first. This quickly faded into a deceptively watery finish that expanded into a lingering grapefruity bitterness. Pretty drinkable, although the bitterness on the finish might grow to be a bit much after a pint or so.
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2010 05:33:04 | More by grittybrews
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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.