Another one that has been in the fridge for a while… Deschutes Bachelor ESB comes to me not knowing that it is the first ESB I have had in a long while. After drinking the brew, it makes me wonder why that is… this is a great style that has some of the best traits of an IPA balanced with a brown or an amber just enough to mellow it out a little. Deschutes delivered here and didn’t dissapoint… thanks! The pour is an orange-amber color and produces an ok head. The body is bitter with the hops but not to any extreme… the malt definitely balances it out and keeps it sane. The finish is bitter and peppery and ends up leaving me feeling like I had a nice dark IPA with a light roasty finish.
JBB6 Rating: Will Buy Again