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

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RATINGS: 727   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garlic_of_Doom (541) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StoutHead (804) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patxa (200) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (834) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foxo82 (765) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
martjoobolut (1254) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wojt0k (52) - Łódź, POLAND - DEC 22, 2014
Atrakcyjnie wyglądające klarowne bursztynowe piwo z początkowo ładną średniopęcherzykową pianą. Piana szybko znika ale zostawia ślad na szkle. Bardzo ładny orzeźwiający aromat obiecuje wiele, chmiel zdradza obecność goryczki. Za to z butelki niewiele przyjemnego aromatu. W smaku już trochę gorzej. Goryczka faktycznie wyczuwalna troche tak jakby to powiedzieć... mało goryczki ale intensywna. Piwo treściwe ale pijalne.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Coolmac (58) - SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 14, 2014
Beautiful amber with thin head. Caramel on the nose and the taste follows with more of the same. Nice bitterness. Good drink

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Godfather50 (102) - SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Lovely balance in the beer between malt sweetness and bitter. Hops play a smaller part Thwnks I normwlly like. The malt is round and richer than pale. The ABV lets you know that you must respect this beer

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NallePalle (201) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
Can. Overall a decent bitter, somewhat more taste but less aroma compared to others in the category.


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