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

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common

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2007
Cask @ GBBF 2007, London. Clear golden color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate hoppy, flowers, citrus, grapefruit. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30631) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29022) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 24, 2005
[Cask at Volunteers Arms, GBBF 2004] A hazy yellow beer with a fine white head. The aroma is sweet hoppy and grassy. The flavor is sweet and very nicely hoppy and fresh, but the body is thin.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2010
Cask. Pours a clear golden with a white head leaving some laces. Fruity nose and skewed British hops. Medium body, lightly sweet fruit and distinct citrusy hops. Finish is dry. Quite fresh. 160110

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2007
Cask@GBBF2007. Pale golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is nectar, wood and some sweet malts. Flavour is malts, hops and grass. Also slightly creamy notes. Nicely balanced brew.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2002
Sampled cask conditioned at the White Horse, London.
Golden colour. Big fruity aroma (lychee!!)medium bodied with complex flavours. Slightly roasty, bitterish finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2006
Cask @ Volunteer Arms, GBBF 2006. Hazy golden colour with a small white head. Fruity hoppy citrus aroma. Malty hoppy fruity flavor with lots of citrus. Fruity bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cgarvieuk (13921) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2007
a Pale golden colour ale , that light and hoppy and quite bitter with bitter in the linger.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Cask at GBBF08. OK fruity aroma. Almost clear shiny yellow colour. Very nice fruitiness in the flavour, flowery and slightly sweet. Refreshing and nice.


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