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

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unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (2881) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2013
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - clear yellow, thin white head, sweet floral aroma, poor lacing, creamy malt with meadow hop, traditional, clean medium hop finish

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (2990) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2013
On tap
This is not my favorite golden ale to date but Oakham has been consistently excellent. If I had the room in my luggage I’d pick up bottles of every one of their beers to take home at the end of the trip. If you are over in the UK and want to find out what the fuss is about try this as a starter.

Aroma / Appearance - The coppery golden base sparkles like a champagne. The body is flat as you’d expect from a typical cask ale. Pears, citrus, and lemon zest play against the base of smooth bitter hops.

Flavor / Palate - The texture of creamy ginger ale rinses the palate clean. Pears, grapefruit, and wheat sweep into a brilliant finish. Bright and crisp it has a sweet tang that doesn’t intrude too much. If only more breweries could do a golden ale this well I’d be sold on the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (1960) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
Cask@Barton arms, Aston. Golden beer with a medium frothy head. Aroma of exotic fruits. The taste is again exotic fruits, citrus, hoppy and a touch sweet. Nice body on this. Very Good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (3171) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
Cask at the farmers boy st albans. Golden straw colour clear thin white head. Faint lemon citrus aroma with some nutty malt. Firm bitterness. Medium light body. Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerCast_Rich (1891) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2013
[cask at Thomson’s Bar, Edinburgh] Clear burnished golden in colour, large tight white head from the Aitken fount. Aroma is lightly pineappley, some grassy hop. Taste is smooth, slightly sweet orange cream, before dry biscuit finish [10062013]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11274) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Cask @ Cask Pub and Kitchen, London. Light hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 260413

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6562) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
On cask at The Bartons Arms, pours a clear golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of floral hops, English hops and some zesty biscuity malts. Quite smooth and on the hoppier side. Decent stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4526) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 5, 2013

Appearance: Clear golden color with a white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Nice fresh citric hoppy and fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a fine bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Caramel malt, fruity and citric hoppy.
Overall impression: Tasty and fresh golden ale.
Personal stats: Handpull at Brewery Tap (Oakham) in Peterborough, England.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tommann (2735) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2013
Cask at the Bartons Arms, Birmingham. Pours gold with a small head. Aroma is pineapple and mango. Taste is subtle, melon and mango with a medium bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8743) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Cask at the Merchants Inn, Rugby, 06/03/13. Clear pale blonde with a good sized white head, good lacing follows. Nose is pale malts, lemon sherbet, citrus, hops. Taste comprises zingy citrus notes, hops, lemon, grass, light sugars. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, light bitterness in the finish. Decent stuff!


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