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


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RATINGS: 145   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2006
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gr0ve (2134) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2006
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (7999) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2006
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).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4158) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2006
Cask at The Rosary Tavern Norwich 25 Sep 2006. Pale golden coloured. A tiny soapy head. Fruity aroma. Rich fruity flavour. A lasting sourish bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonMoore (1851) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2006
Cask handpump at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Crystal clear golden colour with a slim white head. Aroma of citrus hops. Great hoppy taste, citrusy again, nice, firm balancing malts. Dry, with a hoppy bitter finish. Addictive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3633) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16586) - 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.

   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.

   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.

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