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

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common

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RATINGS: 145   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4477) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2008
Cask at the Smithfield, Derby. Straw with a dense white head; fresh floral aroma; taste has herbal hops and powdered ginger, giving a long, warming, ginger finish. Very pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cluny6 (115) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2008 Pour like a JHB but with more head. Aroma is very hoppy with lots of citrics undertones. Taste is the same. A very good beer. A

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrRomero (1975) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 12, 2008
Half pint at the brewpub: Poured a clear yellow with a fizzy white head. Mild pine aroma. The flavor is similar to all the other beers I had here with mild pine and citrus notes. One doesnít distinguish itself from the others. Watery finish. Nothing special.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2008
Gravicask at the Lower Red Lion beer fest, St. Albans. Handpulled cask at JDW Watford and JDW Hatch End Harrow. I just canít get enough of this beer! Pale yellow with a lasting white head. Fantastic hop aroma and flavour. Luscious citrussy bitterness. I canít believe a beer brewed with only english hops can taste like this! Superb!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9467) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 2, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear and pale golden colour, little foam; hoppy and grapefruity aroma; high carbonation and a solid malt body, very bitter and dry; long hoppy and fruity finish - very good

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10950) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Cask at The Market Porter, London. Fruity, perhaps grapefruity, aroma. Gold color with a white head. Sharp fruit, even grapefruit, flavor with very light malt. Finishes rather bitter. Rather dry. Very good. A bit unusual.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Hoppy, light citrus and field grass, and sweet. Light malt, a bit bready. Pretty good, but strong... more hop than I would be accustomed to. (On Tap - 02/2008 - Pizza Paradiso)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (7157) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2008 Cask, Charters, Peterborough. Dark gold latticed with white. Canít quite match the Inferno for silky hop loveliness. Mandarin/grapefruit zest and flat lemonade tang. Hop spikiness mellowed with bready pale malt. One to revisit sober..(Re-rate, sober, Beduff íSpoons, of all places)...Grapefruit and vanilla milkshake palate. Sweetish mandarin citrus, earthy fibrous N.American hints, trace of peanut. Dangerous, juicy, humming with hops and pretty near perfect.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RPillsbury (115) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2008
Cask at the King Billy, Sneinton, Nottingham. A lovely golden beer with aromas of hops, citrus and grass. The flavour is mostly citrus and bitterness with a touch of spice. Iíve had this beer many times and I really enjoy it. Most people prefer JHB to this one but I like the heftier flavours. If only the ABV were lower it would be good contender for a session beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6245) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2008
On gravity at the London Drinker festival 12/3/08. Aroma of grapefruit, lycees and sweet malt with a slight whiff of sulphur. Sweet flavour with a big citrus hop finish. Good.


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