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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 675   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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
pomko (188) - 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 (2656) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gopherfan99 (376) - CROATIA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle, pours copper with a small white head, sweet toffee taste with nice bitter finish, drinks easily enough but nothing outstanding

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MSBrindbergs (249) - Solna, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
Burk 440ml från SB. Vacker klar rödbrun vätska med en liten beige krona. Lämnar fin fällning på glaset. Trots att den är upphälld i glas luktar den aluminiumburk samt malt och typ dadlar. Behaglig att dricka, men rätt anonym. Lite kola och lätt fruktsmak. En lagom beska dröjer sig kvar. En lagom öl som ser betydligt mer inbjudande ut än den smakar.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2014
Backlog. Bottle from Systembolaget. Dominated by slightly sweet caramel, dried fruits and a hint of herbs.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hub66 (102) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Belle couleur ambrée foncée; arômes discrets; bon équilibre douceur-amertume; finale un peu trop douce; une bière agréable

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (566) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
500ml bottle from local supermarket. Colour is clear amber with an off white head. Mild malty aroma. Flavour is of malt and light hops with a bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cimbasso (28) - - MAY 3, 2014
A darkish copper colour and a slightly off-white head. Pleasant, slightly sweet, malt taste with fruity overtones. Nice hoppy flavour and dry finish, but nut overly bitter. This is a very clean- tasting beer with a good balance of flavours. A reliable pasteurised ESB but not extraordinary.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (1230) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2014
Beige layer, clear copper beer. Malts to the nose, hints of whisky, berries n fruits. Tastes juicy roasted malts, black prunes, citric notes, nuts n peel. Dry on palate, serious body, low carb. Modest bitterness follows until the end. Fruity malts, dark bread, grains n nuts. Nice allround ESB - luckily it’s distributed to many countries. (44cl can abv5.2% b@systembolaget kalix city)

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
k0mpsa (1084) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - APR 26, 2014
Bottle. Clear mahogany brown color, white head. Aroma is sweet and malts, some fruits. Sweet malty body, fruity, hops.


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