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Bachelor Bitter | Deschutes Brewery

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Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
"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%"

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-06-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
41
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
28.25%
 
 
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1
Gots:
2
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 41
Photo of ADM_Crunch
4.55/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

You can only get it on tap in Bend, but its well worth getting a couple growlers if you ever drive through the town. It was my first bitter and I loved it. I just wish I could find it around here.

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Photo of chinchill
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On cask at the Deschutes brewpub in Bend.
Clear copper body with a very good head.
Mild aroma of sweet malts and Light hops. Mildly bitter.
Medium body and lively carbonation.

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Photo of stevoj
3.46/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Deschutes restaurant in Bend. Decent bitter from Deschutes, amber in color with small airy head. Heavy malt profile in aroma and taste, some mild, dry bitterness on the finish.

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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
3.61 out of 5 based on 41 ratings.
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