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Bachelor Bitter - Deschutes Brewery

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 30
Avg: 3.61
pDev: 32.69%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-06-2011

"Bachelor Bitter is a well-rounded traditional style English pub bitter that is always on tap at our pubs. Its full-flavored perfection comes from crystal malts, providing caramelized and toasted sugar notes, and generous amounts of English and domestic hops.

IBUs 50 | Alcohol by Vol. 5.3%"
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Reviews: 4 | Hads: 30
Photo of ARoman
3.72/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap, poured into a plastic cup at Deschutes Street Pub Chicago. The aroma is a malty, fig, molasses, raisin, and pie crust combination with a mild roasted nut note late. It's an effervescent, hazy caramel brown with a tan, dense sudsy head that retains a moderate messy surface and a dense, but runny lace. The taste is a medium bittersweet that balances well at first, but turns more bitter heavy by mid cup. The texture is a thicker oiliness with a fuzzy carbonation and a medium light body. The flavor profile, at first, strikes the palate as caramel apple with a dark chocolate, but oranges, molasses, and pie crust emerge next with nuts coming through late. The finish is a dark raisin and woody spice blend with molasses late. It's dry with a mellow toffee and pie crust aftertaste with a warm combination of molasses, nuts, and a bitter wood spice. There's also a hint of waxiness, and a roasty nutty bitter aftertaste late, but all very mild.

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Photo of williamjbauer
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap served in a pint glass

A- Clear rustic orange in color with one finger eggshell head. Minimal head retention, minimal lacing.

S - Roasted malts primary scent. Minors include chocolate, cream, pine hops.

T - Follows the scent, but surprising NOT very bitter for a beer in the class. I usually don't like ESBs, and this beer was very palatable for me as a Bitter.

O - Uncharacteristically not very bitter for a beer in the class. Was enjoyable, but I won't get again since I don't love this class of beer.

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Photo of dgilks
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden colour with a small off-white head. Poor head retention.

Rounded citrussy hop aroma with a touch of toasty malt.

Crisp, yet smooth, caramel malt. Good earthy hop balance. Nice.

Moderate body with low carbonation. Very good.

A smooth, tasty Bitter with nice flavour. Well balanced but it could be a touch drier.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Portland brewpub.

A - Pours a dark orange, almost brown with a silky creamy head that is white with orange streaks.

S - Hard to pick much up here, but some malts and barley do come through.

T - cake, bread, malts, sunshine, happiness. Very creamy.

D - Cask, so low carbonation, but silky smooth.

O - Bitter? No. Good? Yes!

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Bachelor Bitter from Deschutes Brewery
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