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

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unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   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.


JohnCook101's rating

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnCook101 (529) - - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuartyboy (1361) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2016
On cask at state bar clear golden beer with citrus fruit aroma is citrus fruit flavour is lemon grapefruit and lemon touch of sweetness nicely balanced fruity finish

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (1019) - SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2016
Clear gold, not much aroma. Flavour is bitter hop, bittersweet, tangy citrus. A bit more mellow in the aftertaste, some caramel. Sour aftertaste though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martin243 (1000) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2016
Pints at the Tilley Stone Gateshead. Crystal clear golden body with a half-inch of proud white mousse. Floral aroma, tropical fruit flavour, and what I describe as "green" bitterness on the finish. Seems simple, but more than the sum of its parts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3544) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Cask at brewery Pours a very bright lite orange hue with a nice rocky soapy white head and great lacing once again. These cask ales are pouring perfect from this place. Nose is big floral notes flowers quite lite. Flavors show big floral hops a bit of green apples (old cask?) And big dryness. Finish has lingering floral hops and very dry. Not as good as citra or scarlet macaw but decent.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
amhart88 (92) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Pale ale. Watery - very little in initial flavour and long lingering bitterness. Some lemon, grapefruit. Not to my taste really

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (5546) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Cask at The Webb Ellis, Twickenham. Pale yellow, clear, still, small foamy white head. Aroma is biscuity, sugary melon. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is tangerine citrus, supporting biscuity malts, light floral bitterness in the finish. Very drinkable and enjoyable beer, designed for drinking several pints of.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (3099) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2015
Aroma: come citrus, floral hops, grain malts. Appearance: clear gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: intense fruitiness, citrus, grapefruit, nice floral hops. Overall: very nice Golden Ale, excellent palate, nice fruitiness. Pint at CASK Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (9788) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2015
Cask at ushers. Pours clear golden, nose sweet toffee, floral, little grassy, taste is dry, toffee, light fruit

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (2530) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2015
On cask at the Blacksmiths Arms in St Albans. Pours a clear golden yellow with a pretty white cap. The smell is grain, fruity, a bit of citrus coming through. The taste is fruity up fruit with since sweet light malt backing it up, a dry, crisp finish makes for a nice ending. Light with nice, give carbonation. A very pleasant beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (2678) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2015 Cask at Guildford Arms. Pours clear golden. Nose is lots of citrus, lightly sweet malts, light hops and fruits. Taste is similar, bitter malty and citrus finish.


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