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

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RATINGS: 155   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4124) - 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 (1411) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1780) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2012
Cask - The Whalebone, Norwich. Pours a clear, bright golden colour with a one finger frothy & lasting white head. Rounded & firm citrus profile, all tangerine, peach & lemon. Some woody, nuttiness on the mid palate. Not quite a JHB on ’roids, but it’s a fuller bodied, though still lightish, juicy & quaffable approach. Soft mouthfeel and a nice finishing bitterness. Ever so drinkable and ever relaiable when a new scoop evades.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1479) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2011
Cask at Middlewich Beer Festival 29/10/2011 Very pale and floral, heavy citrus taste particularily lemon

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2011
Previously lost notes from GBBF 2006. Cloudy yellow. A hoppy almost perfumed pale bitter. Sweet finish. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2011
On cask at Cloisters. Love this brewery but the retired Nelson Sauvin single hop and the Citra are my favourites. Great to see it on in Bonnie Scotland though! A blonde ale with a fair white head. Aroma of grassy hops, yeast and barley. Flavours of passion fruit, grassy notes with barley again and a little caramel. Light bitterness and a dry finish. Highly sessionable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
esox (1111) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2011
Hazy yellow colour, minimal white head. Intense, hoppy nose with juicy citrus fruits, a hint of passion fruit and light herbal touch. Bitter taste, balancing pale caramel malts. Almost too sweet. Bitter aftertaste with some herbs and light breadiness. Medium body, oily and low carbonated palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niquillis (1189) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2013 On cask at The Wharf Inn, Welford, Northants. A great golden coloured summer drink with strong citrus taste. Very smooth and an excellent beer for it’s style. --- 08/05/13 - cask at The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. Not as outstanding as before, however, this may because there is so much good stuff around at the moment.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6525) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 8, 2011
500 ml bottle @ Pub Kultainen Apina, Tampere.
Pours a clear yellow colour without a head. Aroma of very strong citrus and orange peel with grass. Flavour of bitter hops, grass, citrus and some sourness. Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel and a dry, citrusy bitter, finish. Yet another pleasant golden ale from Oakham.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3404) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2011
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Golden colour, minimal head. Aroma of rubber & glue. Cereal resin flavour, bitter aftertaste. Not bad.


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