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

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RATINGS: 821   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
realadam (113) - HUNGARY - DEC 23, 2015
Strong sweet fruity aroma with an earthy taste and a medium long bitter aftertaste. It has a nice "chestnutty" color and a good palate sensation.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkoNm (2256) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - DEC 20, 2015
Pours a dark amber color, topped with a small off-white head, not really lasting. Very vague aroma, just a little bit of caramel malt and some grass. Taste is medium bitter, grassy with a bit of sweet feel. A bit metallic in the aftertaste. Nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hauxe (334) - Butzbach, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2015
Rated from old notes. A rich full-bodied Kentish ale. Assertive but not overpowering. A pleasant sipping companion, this is one of the better of British brews.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AntonyWilson (97) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 19, 2015
Appearance: clear, deep amber colour with small off-white head. Aroma: roasty with a hint of caramel. Taste: a pleasant roasty flavour with a good malt body. Hops give of a moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel: low carbonation with a medium body. Overall: really enjoyed this one and would happily drink it again.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ionutsalex (11) - ROMANIA - DEC 17, 2015
roasted malt, caramel , chocolate taste bitter medium to heavy after taste is refreshing ( for me)

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
angel77 (2274) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 5, 2015
Botella 50 cl tomada en el momento en el ca beleño 04..12..2015. Sabores y aromas suaves maltosos con ligeros caramelos algo tostados. Cuerpo ligero fácil de beber5.4 vol. Normal.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lebo88 (216) - POLAND - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle 500 ml. Roasted malts, caramel aroma. Strong malty taste, not my style again, but I appreciate it’s merits.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (2733) - NORWAY - OCT 28, 2015
Bottle shared with HDI at Cardinal 28.10.15.Pale copper. Small, beige head. Slightly metallic aroma and taste of burnt caramel, brittle and berries. Low carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarcinG (397) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2015
Brazowawe w barwie z mala piana. W zapachu czuc owoce i palony chmiel. Wyrazna gorzka nuta smakowa ale takze posmak karmelu. Ok

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrNosha (1529) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2015
500ml Flasche mit schöner Optik. Klare bernsteinfarbe, kaum Schaum. Geschmack ist bitter und leicht alkoholisch. Mit Röstmalz und Toffee Tönen.


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