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

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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7305) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 16, 2009
Cask. Golden beer with a whitish head. Malt and light fruity aroma. Malt and peach flavor. Medium bodied. Peach, malt, and light woodsiness linger.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (34321) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2009
From cask at Brew Wharf beer festival. Pours almost clear golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is crisp hops fruity with a light grassy touch. Bitter, citrusy and crisp fruity flavoured. Nice one. Bitter and dry finish with a lasting crisp fruity note.

2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 1/20
chrisparf (3) - Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2009 does not count
Great fruity aroma, good pale yellow and great head, great flavour for such low gravity, grapefruit overtones, an extremely refreshing and flavourful pint.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (5112) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2009
(Cask at St Urho’s Pub, Helsinki, on 2009-08-06) Pale yellow and almost clear. Long lastind, good looking, white and medium sized head. Hops, fruitiness and grain in aroma. Lightish and dry palate with very low carbonation. Malts, fruitiness, pine resin, bitterness and lightly sweetness in taste. Bitterness and pine resin in aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4209) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2009
Bottle. Golden and very clear. Hops are predominant although there are also citrus bitterness in the background. Most impressive.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2287) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2009
Cask at Coronet W’Spoons in Nth London. Golden pour with a decent head. Aroma of hops and citrus fruit. Lovely refreshing, hoppy, citrus flavours. A well balanced ale that I will always have when I see on cask.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2009
Pale gold pour, decent white head. Taste is unusual for a light pint, somewhat malty, quite a sweet balance and quite fruity, followed by a bitter herbal finish. Decent enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2009
Cask at the Eastbourne Beer Festival, 9th Oct 2008. Yellow with a foamy head. Almost burnt aroma, with lots of floral notes. Great fruity and nutty flavours in the mouth and a good finish. A strong golden ale from a strong brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
evilsoc (191) - WALES - OCT 31, 2008
Gravity at Swindon Beerex08. Poured yellow blonde. Deep, metallic, puckering, tea like hops with grassiness. Fairly one dimensional but satisfyingly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2008
cask @ The Eagle (London - Old Street) First off, how unfair is it that THIS PLACE (essentially a wine bar now) has Sierra Nevada Pale Ale on tap and I can’t buy it in Ontario?!! Anyway. Slightly hazy light gold pour with an average creamy white head (normally a 3/5, but first pint of the day ...). Soft aroma of dried roses, slightly acidic, with a light cereal classic "golden ale" aroma. The taste follows, very soft, no alcohol presence at all, a good balance between soft light cereal malt and light floral bitterness. Soft, wheaty body, with mild floral astringency, leaves a dry finish on the tongue. Another excellent, if understated golden.


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