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

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RATINGS: 153   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1843) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Cask at JDW, Streatham Hill. Pours a pale gold hay colour with a white head. Floral, pleasantly zesty sherbet lemon aroma. Light body, light carbonation. Lemon candy, pine, grass, doughy white bread, light tangerine, orange zest... Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidtjm (476) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2014
Cask. Gold pour, small foam head, light floral aroma. Taste is light citrus, earthy notes and a bitter finish. Nice

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaguarxj6 (36) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2014
Cask@Blue Stoops,Chesterfield. In a maket swamped with pale ales this offering is head and shoulders above most of the competition. Beautifully balanced with flavour and just the right amount of bitterness. As a general rule,I prefer darker beers but make no mistake,this is a fine ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky_ (11) - Sudbury, Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2014
Not as good as the citra or JHB still a good beer. I fear it may have been a bit flat in the pub I had it in ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (843) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
Cask @ Brewery Tap, Peterborough. Clear light gold with a decent white head. Aroma of gooseberry, grain and a tiny bit of funk. It taste extremely good: a bitter hoppy hit with more bitterness at the back of the throat. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Thin palette. A great beer, but then Iím having it in optimum condition.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2716) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2014
On tap at Thomsons Bar Appearance - lemon to golden with a nice head. Nose - lemon and grapefruit with a yeasty backbone. Taste - more of the same. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - good Golden Ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5475) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2014
Cask at Swan & Rushes, Leicester. Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Aroma is light citrussy, light nutty malts. Taste is light and bitter, good body for the low abv, refreshing and easy going.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (1462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2014
Cask at Staggs Bar. Clear golden body with a dense white head. Thick lacing that completely coats the glass. Aroma of soap, grapefruit and orange. Flavour of citrus fruit and straw - wonderfully balanced and incredibly drinkable. Medium body with an oily texture. Flat carbonation. A lovely beer, much better on cask than in bottle (so much so that Iím going to gave to revisit the bottled version, which I only rated as 2.7).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OwainTurner (332) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
Cask at Swan and Rushes. Lovely pale amber colour little head. Aroma of fresh hops, grapefruit and lime. Taste of citrus fruits, nice bitter to finish. Smooth with a decent splash of carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (3706) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 17, 2013
Misty golden yellow body and stable off white head. Surprisingly richly hopped, citric and floral. Sweet malty base, very nice actually. Hop taste as well, but a soft malt base so itís very drinkable. Medium bitterness, interesting enough. Long butter aftertaste. Really nice actually, just what I wanted right now. (Half pint at The Star Bishopís Stortford)


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