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


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RATINGS: 675   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (2077) - Velp, - OCT 8, 2012
Clear ligy rubcy olor with brownish bubbly foam head, lacing to glass. Aroma is malty, barley with some light caramel. Nice bitter taste with some sweet sugary taste as well. Aftertaste is turning nice bitter. (Barnsley 201210)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KrOliK (15) - - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle. Clear, amber colour. Medium lasting, white unstable head. Aroma of malt, grain little hops. Light bitterness, moderate sweetness, a little bit of spice. Taste is caramel and hops. Medium carbonation. Soft body, almost flat, pleasantly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fluxing (267) - POLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Kolor bursztynowy, idealnie klarowne. Piana wysoka, powoli opada, zostawia gruba warstwe i bardzo mocno oblepia szklo. W aromacie karmel, toffi, bardzo intensywny eukaliptus i mieta, ziola, lekka zywica i cytrusy. W smaku polpelne, karmelowe, owocowe, lekko kwaskowate i metaliczne, ogolnie dosc jalowe, a szkoda, bo aromat zapowiadal cos o wiele lepszego. W odczuciu gladkie, aksamitne, lekko sliskie. Goryczka niska, glownie ziemista, moze lekko owocowa, niestety nie ma w smaku eukaliptusa i miety obecnych w aromacie. Wysycenie srednie.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kamil_ (351) - POLAND - JUL 15, 2014
Clear, amber colour. Frothy and medium lasting, white head. Aroma of malt, grain little hops. Medium bitterness, moderate sweetness. Taste is caramel and hops. Soft to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danev76 (262) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2014
Fruity hoppy aroma. Dark brown colour with excellent head. Nice full hoppy flavor and aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brnandersen (1838) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2014
500 ml. bottle. Clear, dark amber colour with a golden tint. Big, cloudy off-white head. Sweet aroma with toasted malts, caramel, sweet fruits, butterscotch, spices, a light herbal bitterness. Taste is sweet and lightly toasted. Medium body with a creamy texture and a creamy texture. Finishes dry and fruity with butterscotch, spices and caramel malts. Old school - pleasant.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dziajl (50) - - JUL 9, 2014
500ml botle, Fantastic dark amber colour, Roasted malts are very noticeable. Medium bittternes at the end. Practicaly with no foam.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
terefere (202) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours chestnut brown, little cloudy, small head. Aroma: butterscotch, fruits, caramel. Taste: roasted malts, caramel, fruits, hint of coffee, wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
driv3r_ (12) - POLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Pleasant aroma of flowers along with freshly baked butter biscuits. Clear, dark amber color, visually clear body, no signs of haziness. Small white head that reduces to a thin, but lasting white layer. Medium level of CO2 when poured, after stirring reduces to desired level. Medium bodied with dry aftertaste reminding of well baked side of a bread. Rich and malty in taste with hint of toffee, follows the nose. Medium-light bitterness reminding of herbs and dark tea, bitterness doesn’t stay for too long. Very pleasant and tasty bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilevator (10) - RUSSIA - JUL 5, 2014
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBoom (92) - POLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Nice, beige, quite stable head. In aroma carmel, hops, malts. In taste is sweet but with good bitterness.

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