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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: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mighty_meadow (296) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Pint in the Auld Brig, Irvine (JDW) Looks good, smells good, tastes a bit syrupy, malty fruits, smooth. Decent enough but doesn’t taste like a 5.2%ABV.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (3293) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2015
On cask at the Standing Order. Appearance - deep amber with a decent head. Nose - toffee maybe some lime. Taste - caramel going into lime marmalade. Biscuity background. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry finish,some malt some hops Overall - good but ESB can be and should be more complex than this.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1418) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Must have had this before but had never entered it for whatever reason. Malty with some earthy hops and a smooth, heavy finish. Decent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2745) - 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 (1304) - 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 (1032) - 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 (308) - 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 (423) - 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.


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