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


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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (17336) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2007 Cask at Oakham Brewery Tap, Peterborough. One of my favourite all time beers. It is like the JHB with all of the citric hoppiness and tangerine/grapefruit, but there is more body and structure to this beer that makes this stunning. A really good beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivo (2667) - GERMANY - AUG 25, 2003
ON TAP GBBF 2003: This brewery rocks. Get any beer you can from them and enjoy it. Bright hop nose here as expected. Clear pale gold color and and scumming head that sticks to the glass. Friendly and warm malt body upfront gets overwhelmed by a mountain of hops within a milleseconds. Reminds me of Anchor Liberty. Wow - this is from Britain? Like a dry martini - I love this kinda beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Don2711 (389) - - AUG 17, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2016 Really quite good. Will try again as drunk in a hurry. Nice taste and appearance. Good strength. Yes on second sample excellent. Usually like darker beers but well balanced. Nice citrus flavours. Good bite on the palate as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robbieej (1) - oswestry, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2003 does not count
Lovingly cared for by Jim Heaton at the Last Inn, refreshing clean with a hint of grapefruit, wonderful!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2006 Handpump at the Bartons Arms, Aston, Birmingham. Excellent beer. Bright yellow, with a mucky bit of froth on top. Floral aroma - soft and summery. Deliciously clean, and, as someone said below, slightly oily. Full of freshness and floral tang - this is full and clean, and crisply rich. [3.9]. RE-RATE -drank this in the Actress and Bishop on Saturday. Having sampled it more often than almost any other beer, I realised what a travesty that I’d rated this so low. It is superbly consistent and just plain superb, for all the reasons noted in my first rate. Amazing. (17/5/06)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pughy1957 (62) - Rugby, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2007
A magnificent pale ale. I have no idea what the last reviewer was drinking but it certainly wasn’t Bishops Farewell. This ale is wonderfully aromatic using a huge dose of Mount Hood and Challenger for bittering. The taste is citrus and the finish is sharp and very refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2006
Cask conditioned @ Standing Order(JDW), Soton. Excellent citric hops with unobtrusive malts. Dry with lots of hop flavour and bitterness leaving the teeth feeling squeaky clean with a lip-smacking tangyness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonMoore (2066) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2006
Cask handpump at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Crystal clear golden colour with a slim white head. Aroma of citrus hops. Great hoppy taste, citrusy again, nice, firm balancing malts. Dry, with a hoppy bitter finish. Addictive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oh6gdx (25449) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2008 Cask, Charters, Peterborough. Dark gold latticed with white. Can’t 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 ’Spoons, 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.

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