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

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RATINGS: 700   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (942) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 500ml bottle served in a pint glass. A: Pours a clear and beautiful copper color forming a medium and thin bubbled beige head. Medium retention and lots of lingering and molasses lacings left in the glass S: Strong notes of caramel followed by citrus and flowery hops. Toffee and roasted malts. Fruity notes, a combination of grapefruit and grapes. Sweet bread and grass T: Slightly sweet upfront. Caramel and crystal malts followed by pleasant moderate hops bitterness. Strong notes of toffee. Citrus and grassy hops profile. Notes of grapefruit and red grapes. Finished by a dry and grassy bitterness M: Light to medium body. Medium carbonation. Caramel bittersweet aftertaste O: Very drinkable. Very pleasant and easydrinking British Ale [ BA Review @ 7/3/2014 ]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moravius (597) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2014
Flasche von Bierlieb, Berlin. - Dunkles Kupferrot, klar. - In der Nase toastig-röstiges Malz und pikante dunkelherbe Frucht. - Im Antrunk kräftiges Röstmalz und erdig-herbe, leicht scharfe Bittere von englischem Hopfen (Goldings). Kaum süß. Leicht holzig, bitterer Kakao, eine Andeutung von Brombeeren. Fast etwas zu rezent für ein englisches Ale, sehr schlank. Sehr bitterer, trockener Abgang mit Röstmalzbittere und etwas eindimensionalem, erdig-bitterem englischen Hopfen. Enorm langer, bitterer, etwas schroffer Nachtrunk. - Wuchtig bitteres aber nach mehrmaligem Trinken doch etwas einseitiges, „hartes“ Bitter, bei dem das fruchtige Element zu kurz kommt.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PLundsgaard (391) - Tranbjerg J, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
har en fin gylden farve skummet er fint duften er lidt sřdlig smagen er rigtig god - lidt over til det sřdlige det er en rigtig god řl

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mainuh_man (238) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2014
0.5L bottle. Pours clear red amber with a frothy, off-white head that lingers with good lacing. Aromas are mild cereal malt and some cherry / cough syrup. Flavor is milt sweet, but then quickly goes to herby hop flavor that lingers throughout, finishing with relatively mild, dry hoppiness and some tongue numbing. Medium body with a slick mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Overall, pretty deccent. Mild flavor and aroma with lots of herby hop. Drinkable, but not noteworthy.

4.8
   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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adster (437) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lobs_ols (155) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
digopossobon (296) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jahe (39) - 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

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (246) - - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle from Lidl Battle Hill. Pours dark ruby. Strong flavours, bread, malt. A nice strong ale but unspectacular


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