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

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RATINGS: 148   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.


Snegurochka's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snegurochka (389) - Tromsø, - JUL 25, 2012
Half pint @Castle Hotel, 04.Jul.2012 Clear hay coloured body, small dense head that diminishes and leaves a tiny layer. Hops, tangerines, flowers and fruit. Hint of coriander (?) in aroma, fresh oranges, snap peas, green grass and grain. Dry finish. Yummy!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6871) - 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 (2610) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2014
Cask. smooth, malty beginning, smooth, malty, fresh. Easy to drink and fresh with grainy hints. Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dervock (501) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
Tap - Pours golden with a dense white head. Malt and flowery hop aroma. Dry with a nice measure of bitterness. Creamy palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sad24 (100) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
At hop in York, lacking hoppiness for an oakham ale. Ok, but green devil and cites are better.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Don2711 (123) - - AUG 17, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2014 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1783) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Cask at JDW, Streatham Hill. Pours a pale gold hay colour with a white head. Floral, pleasantly zesty sherbet lemon aroma. Light body, light carbonation. Lemon candy, pine, grass, doughy white bread, light tangerine, orange zest... Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidtjm (374) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2014
Cask. Gold pour, small foam head, light floral aroma. Taste is light citrus, earthy notes and a bitter finish. Nice

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaguarxj6 (36) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2014
Cask@Blue Stoops,Chesterfield. In a maket swamped with pale ales this offering is head and shoulders above most of the competition. Beautifully balanced with flavour and just the right amount of bitterness. As a general rule,I prefer darker beers but make no mistake,this is a fine ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky_ (11) - Sudbury, Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2014
Not as good as the citra or JHB still a good beer. I fear it may have been a bit flat in the pub I had it in ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (772) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
Cask @ Brewery Tap, Peterborough. Clear light gold with a decent white head. Aroma of gooseberry, grain and a tiny bit of funk. It taste extremely good: a bitter hoppy hit with more bitterness at the back of the throat. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Thin palette. A great beer, but then I’m having it in optimum condition.


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