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Shepherd Neame Bishops Finger (Cask)

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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Faversham, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
First brewed in 1958 to celebrate the lifting of malt rationing.
Ingredients: Winter pearl barley malt; East Kent Goldings hops.
The name refers to finger-shaped signposts still found in Kent, which once pointed pilgrims on their way to Canterbury.
"Full-bodied with complex fruit flavours."


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (1380) - BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2014
Classic ESB from England’s oldest active brewery, named after old signs depicting a bishop’s finger. Creamy head on a bronzed amber-coloured robe, flowery and caramelly aroma with the characteristic diacetyl (buttermilk) accent only present in the cask-conditioned version. Well-balanced, malty taste, supple mouthfeel, dried fruits, finishing mildly hoppy, very thirst-quenching.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2014
Backlog. On cask at Green Lion Inn. Dominated by slightly sweet caramel, dried fruits and a hint of herbs. A decent example.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jorn69 (913) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2014
@ Röhällavägen. Burk från Systembolaget (19:-). Fruktig och maltig, kryddor, ganska hög sötma, farinsocker, medelfyllig. Avslutningen är torr, besk och fruktig.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkam (186) - POLAND - APR 12, 2014
On tap at Ministerstwo Browaru Pub, Poznań. Pours copper, magnificient head thanks to hand pump. Aroma: malt, caramel, hint of fruits and hops. Taste: mainly malt, caramel and fruits notes. Medium bitterness. An average ale.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (627) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 3, 2014
Encore un super produit à boire dans un bon pub anglais. Caractéristiques classiques.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ozckr (238) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 9, 2014
citrus, red, clear, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, lively, bitter,

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hohops (280) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Cask at a Canterbury pub. Appearance is dark chestnut brown, with quite a thick and foamy head. Aromas of malt, hoppiness, dark fruit hints. Taste is malty, bitter, raisin, hints of caramel and chocolate, a smooth finish. Quite good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (2777) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2013
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; dark amber pour with a hint of red and a off white frothy head, fruity aroma, fruit comes through in the taste along with some biscuity malts.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Camons (5909) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2013
Cask @ Mabel Tavern, London. Pours braon with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, light nuts, grass. Flavor is malt, nutty, light bitter grassy hops. Medium body, soft carbonation. 190913

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blackisle (669) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2013
mild caramel, roasty, grass and flowery hops, earthy, almost clear dark amber, off-white head, disappears quickly, light malty sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, smooth bitter finish


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