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Shepherd Neame Bishops Finger (Pasteurised)

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


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RATINGS: 686   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Launched 1958.
Bishops Finger takes its name from the finger-shaped signposts which pointed pilgrims on their way to the tomb of Thomas a Becket in Canterbury and was the first strong ale to be brewed by Shepherd Neame after malt rationing was eased in the late 1950s. It is one of the UK’s oldest bottled beers, brewed since 1958.
Bishops Finger holds EU Protected Geographical Indication, recognising its unique provenance. Uniquely, it is brewed to a charter which states it can only be brewed by the head brewer on a Friday and that it must be brewed using 100% natural ingredients, Kentish hops and barley, and the brewery’s own artesian mineral water.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
zeulberii (1) - suceava, ROMANIA - SEP 29, 2014 does not count
A fizzy with caramel -chocolate malt taste and amber color like. Overall it’s a decent beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adster (400) - HUNGARY - SEP 26, 2014
Vörösesbarna, borostyánszínű bitter egy tömött, tört fehér habbal, édes aromái pedig lágyan pirított maláta, vajas sütemény, csipetnyi karamella illatait hordozzák magukon. Ehhez csatlakozik aztán egy mérsékelten szénsavas test, amiben az édeskés aromákat enyhén pirított maláta, kenyeres ízjegyek egészítik ki, majd egy rövid életű gyógynövényes-komlós zárás adja meg a végszót.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lobs_ols (98) - LATVIA - SEP 21, 2014
Pure red gold, strong white head. Toffee, some roasted notes and hop on the nose - lovely. Roasted malt with caramel notes and light hop bitterness. Bitter, somewhat dry finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
digopossobon (291) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 20, 2014
Belo exemplar de bitter inglesa!! Creme belíssimo! Denso e acastanhado. Persiste até o final com uma fina camada. Líquido âmbar, tendendo para o avermelhado. Translúcido. Aroma de torrefaçăo. Levemente doce e maltado. A torrefaçăo aparece logo no início, dando espaço rapidamente para o ótimo amargor, bastante saliente. Apesar disso é uma cerveja que desce bem. Apresenta retrogosto amargo, seco e travado. Esperado.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jahe (28) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
Pours light brown out of can. Off white head. Caramel, burnt sugar, sweets, toffe. Medium body distinct bitterness. Ends quickly

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (199) - - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle from Lidl Battle Hill. Pours dark ruby. Strong flavours, bread, malt. A nice strong ale but unspectacular

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
goleiro (138) - Lublin, POLAND - SEP 10, 2014
Aromat słodowy. Smak słodowy, z goryczką z angielskich chmieli. Odmienne, ale nie wyróżniające się.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
coranc (28) - IRELAND - AUG 26, 2014
bottle. Clear golden colour with white head, small. Aroma of malts with some roasted coming through. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
SilverfoX (278) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
toast, roasty, dough aromas from a dark amber body with a foamy white head, jeeez the taste is bitter metallic and gets more metallic into the aftertaste. no i dont like it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ramboraffe (456) - SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2014
440 ml can. Clear copper with off white head. Smell is caramel, roasted barley and bread. Taste is sweet with caramel and roasted malt. Low bitterness and low carbonation.

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