pughy1957 (62) - Rugby, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A magnificent pale ale. I have no idea what the last reviewer was drinking but it certainly wasn’t Bishops Farewell. This ale is wonderfully aromatic using a huge dose of Mount Hood and Challenger for bittering. The taste is citrus and the finish is sharp and very refreshing.
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2007
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
[CASK: The Waterhouse, Manchester 13/04/07] Pretty grim. Pale and nasty. Not a good experiance!!
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2013 Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. A straw coloured beer with some off white flecks of head and lacing. The aroma is lovely and hoppy. Fairly sharp with plenty of grapefruit. This is replicated in the taste which also has a good backbine of malt making it less sharp and harsh than a lot of other Oakham beers. I had this at the Peterboro BF all those years ago when it was launched, and am not surprised it swiftly became permanentScore 3.6
Subsequent ratings scored 3.7, 3.7, 3.7, 3.7, 4.0 and 3.8. Average becomes 3.7
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2007 The nose off this to start with was quite outstanding however it seemed to shoot downhill, bloody wetherspoons and thier sparklers! Aroma full of citrus moves onto caramel malts and grassyness. Taste was similar but muted hop character killed it a bit, however this was seriously drinkable. I think i did the half in under 3 mins. RERATE: Ecellent balanct ale, bopn accord,.
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2007 cask @ jdw, newington causeway. Pale, opaque lemon w/ no head. Lemon, hops and soap aroma with floral notes. Taste of hops and grass - lemon bitterness. Finish of lemongrass.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate:
Cask at Baker Street ’Spoons. A full on citric and flowery and aromatic and yeah you get the picture hop-fest. Fresh dry and tasty. Decent beer.
cgarvieuk (13920) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
a Pale golden colour ale , that light and hoppy and quite bitter with bitter in the linger.
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at the Medway Beer Festival 2006 on 18/11/06 - NOTE: this beer is "Bishops Farewell" not, I repeat, not "Bishops Finger". It is quite nice, hoppy, sweet and light way. It’s from Peterborough and tastes a bit like Peterborough really!
Gr0ve (2127) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/2 pint cask, Thompsons, Edinburgh. Light golden colour and at first slightly hazy. Thick creamy white head. Rich fresh hoppy aroma. Soft, but refreshingly bitter flavour and mouthfeel. Grassy aroma. Definitely dry-hopped, and it wouldn’t surprise me if it was single-hopped. Hops are minty in flavour.
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear goden with a low level of frothy foam. Nose: Spicy and dark fruit. Caramel sweetness combined with a citrus component in flavour. Notes of grapefruit (Half on gravity at The Fat Cat in Norwich 25.09.2006).