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


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RATINGS: 731   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wixie (113) - BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
Clear, light brown liquid. Average head. Aroma of citrus. Light body, no carbonation. Taste is bitter and sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rammer (331) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 4, 2015
But it’s not bad. There fruity aroma. Density and a good body and good is drunk. Bitterness not sticks. Good aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (5078) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
*Old rating from 2010. Malty-fresh Ale. Not too intense, slightly bitter, hints of malt, fresh and smooth. Nuts, brown malt, easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarageBrewer80 (143) - SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2015
Burk från SB. Söt och nötig arom. Klar brun färg med vit skumkrona. Smak av rostad malt, bröd och sirap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garlic_of_Doom (555) - SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2015
Can. Amber with a small khaki head. Aroma is sweet malty. Taste is sweet, caramel malty with a good amount of bitterness. Medium body, high carbonation, smooth. Sweet bitter after taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StoutHead (841) - DENMARK - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a clear brown colour with a off-white head. Aroma of malt, hops and citrus. Taste is of malt, hops, caramel, fruits and spices. Average body and carbonation. Sweet and dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patxa (201) - MEXICO - JAN 10, 2015
Nice light brown color with a brief light tanned head. Short lace. Smells like almond and earth and some malts too. Yeast notes with malts too for the taste, a bit bitter, wit a retro taste of liquor and lightly roasted coffee beans. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (852) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Bronze pour, decent fluffy off white head. Nose is caramel malt and floral hops. Bitter Middle is citrus marmalade blending of malt and hops, hint of iron . Finish sees hops drying the beer and asserting themselves. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foxo82 (784) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle for Chrimbo. Can?t believe I?ve not rated this before. Chestnut coloured ale and a pond scum head. Fizzy mouthfeel. Has a mass-produced feel to it - nothing offensive about this but fails to stand out in any way.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
martjoobolut (1368) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 25, 2014
0,5L bottle (from SuperAlko), BB 06.15. Pours clear amber-copper with light tan head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, fruits, caramel, grass. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel, grass, burnt sugar, and burnt bitterness. Finish is dry bitter with burnt sugar. Overall: ok brew.

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