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


on tap

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RATINGS: 810   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (646) - Křge, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle @ DŘE. Appearance: pours clear amber with ok off-white soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: barley, bread, hints of caramel and berries. palette medium malty aroma, low to average carbonation, medium body, average sweetness, balanced by an average bitterness, medium duration and an oily texture. Overall: quite ok ESB, but not much hop profile

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fombe89 (1707) - Asturias, SPAIN - OCT 16, 2015
On tap . @Cimmeria, Oviedo 15/10/2015 Color ambar, sabores caramelo, malta, muy agradable de beber

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZeroDome (91) - GERMANY - OCT 14, 2015
Nut brown color with big white head. Aroma is roasty, little caramel and malt, fresh and fruity. Taste is roasty with a good malt body. Spicey and earthy hop notes. Finish is hoppy, bitter, more dry than malty. Carbonation is lively, maybe little bit too high for english ESB. Good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bbertels (296) - NORWAY - OCT 8, 2015
Bottle. Nice malty aroma, moderate carbonation. Reddish ale and a very, very nice full bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (1448) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear nut brown colour with a foamy white head. Aroma of caramel, red berries, subtle orange, slight nuts and spicy, earthy hops. Taste is quite fruity of caramel, light roasted malts, red berries, slight nuts and spicy, earthy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A slightly roasted, earthy hop bitterness in the finish. A quintessential British ESB, malty, fruity and bitter. Simple and average overall but well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LasseVPedersen (362) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle, 50cl. Pours nutty brown color with an off-white head. Stable, small bubbles. Aroma of dark, roasted malts, red fruits, caramel, weak spices and little hops. Caramel, creamed and roasted malts with some fruit in the taste. Average to high carbonation. Semibitter flavour and finish Average body..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
koshack (1124) - Gdańsk, POLAND - SEP 30, 2015
Kolor ciemnego bursztynu, klarowne. Aromat lekko chmielowy, świeży. W smaku gorzki karmel, pozostawia przyjemny posmak. Goryczka średnia, krótka.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
facefck (34) - POLAND - SEP 28, 2015
Klarowne w kolorze ciemnego bursztynu; gęsta piana szybko opada i zostaje dosyć cienka warstwa, ale za to ładnie oblepia szkło. W zapachu głównie karmel, w smaku przyjemna goryczka plus karmel. Kupione w lidlu za jakieś 4 złote, warto.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rafael52 (720) - Łódź, POLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Kolor: miedziany, klarowny.
Piana: obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, trwała.
Zapach: słodowy, chlebowy, lekko owocowy, melanoidynowy, karmelowy, dość wyraźne aromaty chmielowe, ziołowe, tytoniowe.
Smak: smukłe, w kierunku wytrawnego, z dość wyraźnymi nutami słodowymi, głównie chlebowymi, goryczka średnia, ziołowe, delikatne nuty owocowe.
Wysycenie: średnie, w kierunku niskiego.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (6020) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2015
(Bottle, clear glass - 0.5 l, at Viking XPRS, 20150927) The beer poured mahogany coloured and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, sweetness and earth. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, toffee, caramel, earth and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty and bitter. A very malty brew but unfortunately also a bit harsh.

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