Brewed by Oakham
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Peterborough, England


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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask: Regular.
Originally a one off special for the Peterborough Beer Festival, Bishops Farewell has become a permanent fixture in the Oakham family.
A strong premium beer of structured quality dominated by elaborate fruity hop notes, with a grainy background and dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (10771) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 2, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear and pale golden colour, little foam; hoppy and grapefruity aroma; high carbonation and a solid malt body, very bitter and dry; long hoppy and fruity finish - very good

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12760) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Cask at The Market Porter, London. Fruity, perhaps grapefruity, aroma. Gold color with a white head. Sharp fruit, even grapefruit, flavor with very light malt. Finishes rather bitter. Rather dry. Very good. A bit unusual.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Hoppy, light citrus and field grass, and sweet. Light malt, a bit bready. Pretty good, but strong... more hop than I would be accustomed to. (On Tap - 02/2008 - Pizza Paradiso)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (7768) - NUNEATON, 3rd, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2008 Cask, Charters, Peterborough. Dark gold latticed with white. Can’t quite match the Inferno for silky hop loveliness. Mandarin/grapefruit zest and flat lemonade tang. Hop spikiness mellowed with bready pale malt. One to revisit sober..(Re-rate, sober, Beduff ’Spoons, of all places)...Grapefruit and vanilla milkshake palate. Sweetish mandarin citrus, earthy fibrous N.American hints, trace of peanut. Dangerous, juicy, humming with hops and pretty near perfect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RPillsbury (115) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2008
Cask at the King Billy, Sneinton, Nottingham. A lovely golden beer with aromas of hops, citrus and grass. The flavour is mostly citrus and bitterness with a touch of spice. I’ve had this beer many times and I really enjoy it. Most people prefer JHB to this one but I like the heftier flavours. If only the ABV were lower it would be good contender for a session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7150) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2008
On gravity at the London Drinker festival 12/3/08. Aroma of grapefruit, lycees and sweet malt with a slight whiff of sulphur. Sweet flavour with a big citrus hop finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2008
Cask @ London Drinker Fest, 2008. Aroma of syrup, hops, minerals, malt and cream and tropical notes. Golden beer with a small white head. Hoppy, very sweet followed by a bitter/sweet flourish. Brilliant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2008
Cask at the King William IV, Sneinton, Nottingham. This slightly hazy pale golden beer with a fruity hop aroma has a refreshingly dry, tart citrus hop flavour. It’s more full-bodied than JHB but perhaps not as tasty. Still very good indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2008
A firkin of this was imported for the use of DEK’s American of Rocky Point, NY last night and it was very popular with a mixed beer crowd who had never tasted it. The darkly golden ale had a constant lacing that never disappeared to the end of every pint. The smooth light to medium flavors of bread and malts in the first taste were toasted valiantly by the delayed snap of citrus edged hops. Taste after taste, the even texture stayed true and reminded me of a lightly maltier version of the esteemed local Sixpoint Bengal Tiger IPA. I even arranged for an tasting of this cask alongside the great Fuller’s ESB and the differences were very strong, but delicious in every way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2008
Cask at dba. Very pale straw colour with a sticky white head. Aroma is quite spicy with lots of fresh goldings aroma. Light lemon/orange citrus as well. Spicy/pithy UK hoppiness with a light cattiness to it as well. Flavour is of fresh crackery pale malts and a soft minerally bitterness. Light spicy finish. Sort of a bitter/golden ale hybrid. Nice to see these real cask ales on this side of the pond though.

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