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Shepherd Neame Bishops Finger (Pasteurised)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 632   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (233) - SPAIN - APR 10, 2014
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Botella de 50 cl, adquirida en Cerveceria Internacional. Color ambar. Sabor a malta, lupulo, caramelo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrHangover (2139) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear ruby red, brownish beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma is mostly malty, nutty and caramel. Flavor is medium sweet, very malty again with a light bitter aftertaste. Thin mouthfeel, low carbonation. Average beer, but certainly enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (632) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2014
An amber beer with an ok head, though fast diappearing. The aroma is a light fruity. The flavour is dominated by bitterness with some sweetness - good balance. With notes of malt and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfuen03 (265) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 30, 2014
Brown translucent liquid. Little off-white, long lasting head, good lacing. Fruity aroma. Creamy mouthfeel, little CO2, long bitter fiish. Taste is deep, intensely bitter, very well balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (137) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Pours amber with a thick, slightly off-white head and some lacing. Aroma of hops, molasses, bread, caramel and some oakiness. Taste is hops and treacle followed by roasted malt and bitterness. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ricardotorero (34) - - MAR 13, 2014
From bottle. Looks and smells better than taste but still ok beer and worth buying

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AndySnow (2458) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Jimmy´s Steakhouse, Stockholm.
Appearance: Brown colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Malt, a hint of fruit, perfume.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Bitter, malt, perfume, a bit boozy. Bitter finish. Overall not a very good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JanVah (48) - SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
På fat @ Big Ben, Bärnstensfärgad vätska. En svag doft av kaffe och rostade nötter. Svag smak av citrus och russin. ok fatöl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hohops (125) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
Appearance- clear, copper, a small bubbly white covering which lasts. Aroma- malty, raisiny, toffee and caramel, hoppy. Taste- huge hops, malty backbone, raisin, big flavour profile. Very tasty and more full-flavoured than the cask.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (487) - USA - FEB 20, 2014
Drunk from 50cl bottle. Strongish hoppy ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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