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

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RATINGS: 673   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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
IronMaid (15) - ANDORRA - JUN 13, 2014
Tipica cervesa anglesa, força cos i aroma. No seria el meu tipus de cervesa pero val la pena provar-la

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1272) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 6, 2014
Cervesa molt maltosa i acaramelada, típica anglèsa. Cerveza muy maltosa y acaramelada, típica inglesa.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JeyAre (148) - - JUN 6, 2014
Almost no smell. Nice reddish color but unfortunately no head. The taste is quite flat with a bit of creaminess and more bitterness as aftertaste. A bit of metal(?) taste as we'll. Acceptable but no more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
roeder (18) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 31, 2014
Very clean amber colour with off-white head. Roasty aroma with fruits and booze. Sweet malty taste in the beginning, medium body, and a bitter finish. Quite ok, nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lore (994) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 30, 2014
dark amber colour, medium sized beige-ish head; aroma of caramel, raisin and some berries; taste of biscuit, some caramel and fruitiness as well as significant bitterness - correct premium bitter

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rockana (138) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 28, 2014
Nice clear dark amber color with big white head. Aroma is roasted malts, fruity, hoppy, dark berries. Bitter taste. Watery. Medium to full body

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_alkis (191) - SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2014
Typical Kentish Ale-look with the golden/red-brown color. It’s quite easy to drink even though there is a lot of bitterness in it. Slight taste of sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HammerTroll (335) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 23, 2014
Chestnut color with red hue, big off-white thick head. Aroma is roasted malt, little bit of walnuts, caramel, fruits, hops. Heavy bitter and slightly sweet. Medium body, average carbonation. Long bitter finish. Very nice.
(Metro 0,5l bottle)

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
pomko (182) - UKRAINE - MAY 21, 2014
A bit boring beer, with very soft flavor overall. Tastes like average strong lager, as for me.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (2613) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Tap at O’Connels, Tampere. Originally rated 2011. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Some fruits, bitterness and malts.


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