Bachelor Bitter | Deschutes Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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.

IBU 50

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
45
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
11.36%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of zkoehn
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CPAles
3.02/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The appearance was a hazy burnt orange to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light lacing here and there and ends up sliding for the most part. The smell had a decent amount of sweet malts, slight nuts over top of the hops. The taste was mainly the same with the light quick malty aftertaste leading to a dry sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Overall, I would say that this was a decent Bitter I could have again. I’d like to have again and wouldn’t mind having with some fish n’ chips.

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Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KKeeler
4.24/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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 ssgunbond
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of allstar255
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CMC73
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 RichH55
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OregonGrown7
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of crobinso
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueSpader
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of larbush
3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blastoderm55
4.37/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Surprising beer. The style is not my favorite, but overall a very pleasant beer that I could return to time and time again.

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Photo of Coorsy
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Bachelor Bitter from Deschutes Brewery
3.61 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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