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

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RATINGS: 836   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle and can: Filtered.
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.


3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lkowalkowski (74) - POLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Bursztynowa barwa. Piana biała, oblepia szkło. W smaku delikatne. Aromat słodowy. Amber color. White foam, sticks to the glass. The taste is delicate. The malt.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glacier (189) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Kolor ciemno bursztynow, herbaciany. Piana Zostawia korzuszek. Zapach średni, Trochę słodowy, lekki karton. Spore wysycenie. Smak spora goryczka herbaciana. Czuć kwaskowość.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WarMan04 (87) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Malty, sweety aromat, caramel, unfortunately diacetyl. Amber colour, beige head, nice lacing. The beer is quite high carbonated, just like a lager beer. Taste is caramel and dry, but with a sweet touch in the end. Bitterness is medium to high. Grassy and in the European style. Texture is thick, long bitter aftertaste. For me, its body is too high, I’m not sure if I can drink 2 or 3 pints of this beer. Just a very traditional ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ShivanDragon (3255) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2016
bottle from supermarket, 500ml, 5.4%, bright copper with a white head and firm co2. aroma of malts and caramel. Taste is soft, malty, medium sweetness, caramel, typical English Ale, smooth, English hop, flattens quickly except on the malty bitterness in the finish, slight metallic, medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (2071) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JUL 28, 2016
Bottle. Brown with huge head. Delicate carbonation. Simple and classic ale with toasted bread notes. Some little chocolate and nuts. A bit of hops and delicate skunk. Easy to drink and enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchad56 (335) - - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle - clear brown, decent head which dissipates quickly. Low carbonation but ting on tongue and in mouth. Decent nutty, chocolate and toffee aroma. Fruity tasting, thin with bitter finish -ok.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrumpy369 (448) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 13, 2016
Bottle shared at home. Dark amber colour, head disappears immediarely. Nose is low caramel. Taste is stronger caramel, burnt sugar. Long lingering bitter aftertaste. Not bad butnhad worse.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
climberbob (425) - Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2016
500 ml Bottle drunk from the bottle in my London hotel room lying in bed due to a lack of glasses and any other furniture to sit on than the toilet. Mild, very English style w notes of roast, and grass w hints of caramel and bitter finish. A bit too bitter for my liking but ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mister_Li (882) - GERMANY - JUL 8, 2016
Klares Bernstein mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, Röstaromen, Karamell,nussig, trocken, leicht bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayumiH (881) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear reddish brown colour with no head. Herbal, slight spice, malty. Light to medium body. Drinkable.


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