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

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common

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RATINGS: 156   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.


webjedi's rating

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)


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
batneil (348) - - DEC 27, 2014
Golden yellow, thin head. Mostly flat, but not completely dead. Pleasant tasting and smooth to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (551) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Cask- golden with a small white head. Aroma of grass, lemon and hay. Taste is grassy, lemony and with hints of flowers. Light bitterness. Medium body. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (895) - CROATIA - NOV 2, 2014
Cask at The State Bar, Glasgow. Pours golden with medium white head. Fruity, flowery, hoppy. Dry bitter finish. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (4092) - Freising, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2014
(cask) clear golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of citrus fruit and yeast, slightly leafy, with a hint of sweatsocks and honeymelon. flavour is mostly floral hops and yeast, with some pears, straw, alcohol and a light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
a_cross (623) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Straw coloured, thin white head; ripe pink grapefruit without being acerbic in any wya; good malty backbone; smooth and sessionable; feels lighter that it is; quality stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
witthatsbier (288) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2014
Caak .pours a pale yellow with a white head Aroma is heavy fruit citrus taste is sweet and biitter fruit with a long bitter finish nice beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
47574xeCD (230) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
Cask at The Merchants, Rugby (House beer). Light blond with a strong white head, Hop notes and very refreshing. I’ve never tried this before as its always on and a bit common, but was quite impressed. Very nice.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vladivostok (275) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2014
Not quite as pale as some of its ilk but still has a lagery appearance. Mouthfeel is rather thin for the gravity and finish is typically harsh and bitter. Pretty much an identikit citrusy beer which really doesn’t do anything for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7455) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Cask at the George, Croydon. It pours clear golden with a thick white head. The nose is fresh, doughy, toasty, floral, perfumed and citrus peel. The taste is crisp, bitter, lemon, grapefruit, floral, straw and light soap with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Balanced, tasty and crushable. Grade A golden.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (3554) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2014
Cask. smooth, malty beginning, smooth, malty, fresh. Easy to drink and fresh with grainy hints. Nice!


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