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


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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16866) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnCook101 (535) - - MAR 3, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours clear amber with a decent head and good lacing. Flavours of stone fruits - peach, apricot and nectarine. A good citrus background with a little grass and mild grain. Sweetness and bitterness in very good balance here, leaving a moderate bitter finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very nice indeed, this would make an excellent session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8679) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
Pale golden coloured ale with an ugly bubbly head. Its character is hoppy tropical fruits in both aroma and taste but with a bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2013
Cask. Pale golden beer. Smells like its gonna be hoppy! Tastes like it is hoppy but a nice amount, like you expect from Oakham beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2778) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 21, 2013
Cask @ Staggs Musselburgh 190113
Pale straw, clear, dense white head, good lacing
Aroma - soft citrus hops, light pale malts, not a lot in the nose
Taste - light pale malts, soft fruits, dab of apricot
Palate - light to thin body, fairly oily texture overall, bit creamy. Finish s main flavour, slight dry, soft bitter zest linger
Overall - It was OK but the least impressive of the 3 Oakhams I tried tonight

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2013
UPDATED: APR 15, 2013 Cask at the Ribs/Rose. Golden and very smooth with a short-lived but surprisingly dense head. Lots of flavour and quite bitter for a golden beer with strong hops. Nice caramels from the grain and a hint of vanilla, which stop the citrus from being to sharp. Excellent session beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1954) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2012
Cask @Wheatsheaf in Crick - pale straw coloured with a lasting white froth, bit of a tropical citric bite, nose very floral and a bit spicy. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7675) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 30, 2012
Cask at the Birmingham Beer Festival 2012. Big floral aroma! I initially thought it was the soap on my hands as I'd just been to the toilet, but no, it was the beer and typically Oakham! Beautiful hoppy bitterness in the flavour that hits the palate right away. Very refreshing indeed. Another Oakham classic!

   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.

   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.

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