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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
esox (1189) - 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 (1802) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2011
UPDATED: APR 2, 2015 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.---- 01/04/2015 - cask at Post Office Vaults, Burslem. kept in good order and still a decent pint.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7104) - 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 (3790) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (4163) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 2, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2011 Cask @ 3rd Larbert Beer Fest. Clear golden colour, white bubbly head. Aroma is slight vegetables, hoppy, citrus. Flavour is hoppy, bit malty, citrus. Slight bitter finish. Would like to try this in bottle.

Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Slightly golden colour, white head. Nose is grapefruit and massive citrus. Flavour is citrus and flowery hops. Medium bodied. Fairly bitter and dry finish. +.4

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2011
0.5 l bottle at Kitty’s, Helsinki, thanks Jukka S! Golden to copper color with quickly vanishing head. The aromas of caramel, green apple and tart resiny hops. The flavor is biscuity and caramelly with some green apple and resiny hops. Low carbonation, reminds very much a cask ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (18167) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
20th April 2009
Slightly hazy palish gold beer. Soft to dry palate. Refreshing clean and light hops - citrus grapefruit. Faint sweet pineapple note before the carbonted bite of a finish. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dynamiteninja (1679) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2010
Cask. Swan and Rushes, Leicester. Thin white head, clear gold body. Citrus, grapefruit aroma. Bitter. Dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Cask @ ?Royal Oak Twerton or the Raven, Bath, forgot which. Hazy pale gold with thick lacy band. Sweet juicy malts and esters of lychee and ripe plum. Juicy beer. Sweet entry and middle threatens to get cloying until it finishes with a flowery bump. Quite nice, a bit yeasty but overall balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1495) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2010
Oh yeah, this is great. Light, summery beer with good hop character and just the right amount of great citrusey notes to provide a good refreshing taste without being overbearing. Superb.


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