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


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RATINGS: 157   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Cask, Far From The Madding Crowd, Oxford. Pale gold, smallish white head. Overripe grapefruit aroma, cinnamon, peach, a nice touch of sour. Clean spicy apricot bitterness, toast. Refreshing, well made beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2007
Cask @ GBBF 2007, London. Clear golden color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate hoppy, flowers, citrus, grapefruit. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oh6gdx (21751) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2007
Cask@GBBF2007. Pale golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is nectar, wood and some sweet malts. Flavour is malts, hops and grass. Also slightly creamy notes. Nicely balanced brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vintagefergie (21) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2007
Again a very drinkable and fruity summery ale from Oakham. Citrus striking hopsand great bitter finish. Very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 14, 2007
Cask, GBBF 2007. Clear straw, thin white head. Zesty hop, lots of citrus. Sweet malty mouth and some summer berry. Finishes bittersweet. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pughy1957 (62) - Rugby, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2007
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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2007
[CASK: The Waterhouse, Manchester 13/04/07] Pretty grim. Pale and nasty. Not a good experiance!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2007
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2007
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,.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2007
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.

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