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


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RATINGS: 674   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
InPivoVeritas (240) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Pours clear amber with small white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, nuts, some diacetyl. Taste is a bit sweet with notes of toffee, bread crust, berries and apples. Medium biterness makes a nice balance. Low carbonation. Diacetyl nicely affects mouthfeel. Good ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MojKufelekPL (157) - Wrocław, POLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Piwo o ładnej, herbacianej barwie z ładną, średnio-trwałą pianą. Aromat bogaty, słodkawy, karmelowy, owocowy, kwiatowy. W smaku karmelowe z wyraźną goryczką. Mimo sporego natężenia smaków i aromatów wysoce pijalne.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jyrsa (17) - - JUN 27, 2014
Pours clear amber with a strong head. weak aroma. Taste of caramel, bread and hops. Nice palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kacyper (247) - Lublin, POLAND - JUN 26, 2014
500 ml, bottle. Aromaty chmielowe, karmelowe, słodowe. Piana słaba, bardzo szybko opada ale coś tam na szkle zostało. W smaku słodowe, karmelowe. Goryczka niska do średniej. Odczucie w ustach lekko tłuste. Czuć minimalnie alkohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
peponi (273) - POLAND - JUN 26, 2014
Aroma: caramel, bread and herbs. Appearance: clear amber color, white head. Taste: low bitterness (herbs), caramel, dark malts, quite dry, roasted bread. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, caramel aftertaste. Overall: Not surprising stuff, but still ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tupungato (18) - POLAND - JUN 26, 2014
500ml bottle from Lidl. Medium to large head. Nice aroma. I’d say the taste is too bitter for an ale.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimbad6 (7) - IRELAND - JUN 24, 2014 does not count
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber. Very little aroma - berries, hops. Sweet malt followed by weak hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gregus (151) - Kraków, POLAND - JUN 23, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2014 Butelka: Ładna, bursztynowa barwa. Aromat słodowy, karmelowy, ziołowy. W smaku jest karmel, biszkoptowość. Goryczka delikatna.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Derbeth (278) - Kraków, POLAND - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber colour, small head with fair lacing. Aroma of herbs, white bread, toast. Medium bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (516) - POLAND - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle Aroma-grass, bread, Appearance-amber, clear, white foam, Taste-medium bitterness, light sweetness, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish Overall-very good

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