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

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common

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2013 Sorry everyone but I have no farewells to be giving. You’ll just have to put up with me a while longer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dommod2011 (704) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2012
First of the night and didn’t get a rewind. Ok. And we all know what ok means. Pleasant enough but lacked character. Like a drunk at the bar then. Plenty tonight. Took an age to get served. Yada yada yada.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (5795) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2012 Cask at Barton Arms; yellow straw colour with small white head. Hoppy aroma with some floral notes. Hoppy citrus slight malty backbone. I’ve not had a bad Oakham beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1428) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2012
Half pint into a pint glass at Ealing Beer Festival 2012. Golden, with an unstable head. Nice grapefruit aroma. Smooth and nicely hopped.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snegurochka (389) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2012
Half pint @Castle Hotel, 04.Jul.2012 Clear hay coloured body, small dense head that diminishes and leaves a tiny layer. Hops, tangerines, flowers and fruit. Hint of coriander (?) in aroma, fresh oranges, snap peas, green grass and grain. Dry finish. Yummy!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JamesBirch (25) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2012
Cask- Blacksmiths Arms (St Albans) - yellow pour ( looks like Coors Light) tastes much better. Lemon zest beginning, strawberry mash mellow mouth feel, very sweet finish. Great for a warm sunny afternoon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPad

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beervikingcrew (42) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
No sorry this one is just a bit bland for our taste. Usually Oakham does better. Too much of the rat piss finish and not enough hop aroma. -- raided in the wild, via Beer Buddy app

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (7920) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2012
Handpump Barton arms, Birmingham. Decent white head. Golden blond pour. Nice bitterness

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (5636) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
Hand pulled pint poured into a UK sleeve on 20 Aug 2011 in the ’Wrekin Inn’ Wellington, Shropshire. Pours a pale yellow with a small to no white head. The smell is all citrusy hops with grapefruit coming through in my nose. The taste is a crisp grapefruit induced hoppy flavour with very little maltiness to be found, some yeasty hints around in the aftertaste. I’ll not pretend Oakham are a favourite brewery of mine, or that I like hoppy brews compared to maltier ones, but this is a good beer and is scored accordingly.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1556) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2012
Tasted this in The Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in June 2007. Cask, handpump dispense. Pale straw yellow in colour with a thin white head. Strong citric notes of lemon peel in the long aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt base gives a strong flavour of citrus fruit with lemon, lime and tart gooseberry. Astringent hop resins impart a very dry lemon note with a hint of coriander and nutmeg. Finish is rather dry with pithy citric fruit sucking up all moisture in the mouth. An ok session Golden Ale but maybe too dry for some.


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