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

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3603) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 6, 2006
Another good Gold from this brewery. Very nice in after taste and sweet. I like that, sepcially if they are malty.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2009 Cask at Peterborough BF ’06. Golden with a sweet, soapy floral aroma with something like Parma Violets in the background. Sweet taste with not enough bitterness. Drinkable but not exciting. 1.10.09 Cask at The Chequers, Little Gransden, Cambridgeshire. This time I found it even soapier, with a lot of hay and intrusive citrus. Not my favourite golden. Rated 4,3,5,3,10:2.5

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15554) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2006
Cask @ Volunteer Arms, GBBF 2006. Hazy golden colour with a small white head. Fruity hoppy citrus aroma. Malty hoppy fruity flavor with lots of citrus. Fruity bitter aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2006
On Cask at the Gaslight. Very pale and hazy looking. The hops are evident but so is some nice citrusy notes. An experience of a beer. I don’t know if it was one that I would revisit time and time again, but it was different and it stands out as such.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2006
Golden, cloudy at first. Very big foamy head, which clears quickly. Complex aromas of peach, melon and grapefuit in part of the mouth and bitter hops in another. Good finish which tickles the tongue slightly.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3219) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2006
(cask @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Light and clear yellow color with some foam. Aroma is very hoppy and citrusy with some floral hints. The taste is very dry and and hoppy at the beginning with a smooth and malty middle and a very bitter and hoppy finished. The bitterness at the end really surprised me.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2006
Cask conditioned @ Standing Order(JDW), Soton. Excellent citric hops with unobtrusive malts. Dry with lots of hop flavour and bitterness leaving the teeth feeling squeaky clean with a lip-smacking tangyness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StueyD (1067) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2006
A pale golden coloured beer with a weak white head.A citrusy hop aroma of lemons and peaches. The taste is dry, hoppy with the strong citrus fruit element, particularly of peaches, and a touch of lemon. The finish is dry. (Cask @ The Fox & Hounds Easter Beer Festival, Heacham, Norfolk).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2009 1. Cask Stillage at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldham 23/03/2002 Straw golden coloured and slightly pale. Sweet on the palate. Slightly bitter pleasant hop finish. 2. Cask Stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 20/09/2003 Clear golden coloured sweet and fruity. Bitter hop finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Bartons Arms, Birmingham 19/04/2008 Hop and fruit aromas. Golden coloured hoppy and fruity with some alcohol present. A little bitterness in a crisp and slightly creamy dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2005
Sweaty, floral, lavender hop nose. Clear blonde body is topped with a large and lasting white head that coats the glass. Fairly fruity flavour with floral, lavender hop tones, and clean, pleasant supporting malt profile. Decent finishing bitterness. Medium-light body with fair carbonation. Sampled at GBBF 2005.


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