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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 725   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Share this beer with friends!
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Satyroneto (186) - BRAZIL - NOV 2, 2014
Cor acobreada e translúcida; espuma levemente bege de média formação e alta pestilência com excelente lacing; Aroma de caramelo, pão, nozes e um leve toque de frutas vermelhas; Sabor de pão e caramelo com bom amargor já no início, evoluindo para um amargor mais pronunciado no final; retrogosto amargo e seco com um toque de pão; Corpo leve e média carbonatação; excelente drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
christhoel (276) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Brown/Reddish beer with a frothy head, and a well carbonated appearance. The beer has the English style hopped aroma and flavor, but with this beer it is not too extreme which is why the beer flows smoothly and is overall a very pleasant drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mvciek (204) - - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with tiny head. Aroma is mostly malty, nutty and caramel with some flowery/grassy hop notes. Creamy mouthfeel and balanced bitteress.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syfher (182) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle of 50 cl. A nice aroma of roasted malt, with a lil bit of caramel in, reinforced with great amber orange colour. Little, light head. For the taste, we’re in front of a nice challenger, with a heavy bitter-sweet taste, which is followed by a nice, smoky palate. Great beer, go try it ! and Cheers !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wiosna (358) - - OCT 25, 2014
0,5l pullo@ Viking Gabriella. Kirkas meripihkan ruskea, kellertävä vaahto. Tuoksussa maalaisohraleipää, pehmeää paahteisuutta ja karamellia. Maussa mallasta ja vähän rautaa. Kiva katkeruus. Vähän vetinen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (1019) - 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 ]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moravius (722) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PLundsgaard (399) - Tranbjerg J, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
har en fin gylden farve skummet er fint duften er lidt sødlig smagen er rigtig god - lidt over til det sødlige det er en rigtig god øl

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mainuh_man (258) - 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.

   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.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 73

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50