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

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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (1397) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, 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 I’m having it in optimum condition.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3934) - 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 (6419) - 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 (2135) - 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 I’m 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 (421) - 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 (4304) - 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 it’s very drinkable. Medium bitterness, interesting enough. Long butter aftertaste. Really nice actually, just what I wanted right now. (Half pint at The Star Bishop’s Stortford)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (6343) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 5, 2013
Cask at Thomson’s. Pours very pale yellow, with good white head & lacing. Soft carbonation. Aromas are citrus and pineapple, not getting much malt. Taste is bitter with a very slight and pleasant sourness. Creamy, medium body, good bitter finish. Another nice pint. In my limited experience with this brewery, better on cask than bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Delicate straw supports this snappy Golden Ale’s citrusy hops, an elegant and highly quenching profile leading to levelled grassy hop resins .

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the clear golden.
-There aren’t any signs of hard water compared to the bottle I had had a few weeks prior.
-The mouthfeel is beautifully soft and almost creamy.
-Flavors come together much more impressively than in the bottled version.

On cask at The Star Inn, Bath.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dredd (727) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2013
Light Amber pour, very clear with lingering white head. Nice clean fruity beer with medium finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3644) - 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


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