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

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RATINGS: 815   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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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bretwalda (6) - Greater London, - JUN 18, 2012
Nothing satisfies me like a Bishops finger...or ten! At least in a Sheapered Neame pub anyway.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Fules (478) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUN 15, 2016
Nagy, tartós, piszkosfehér habú, gyönyörű, tiszta, rézszínű ital. Gyenge illat, maláta és kicsi karamell fedezhető fel benne. Kesernyés, kissé karamelles ízzel indít. A karamell hamar elillan, és a komló fűszeressége és keserűje erősödik fel. Utóíze tartós, keserű, némi fűszerességgel. Közepesen testes.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
seritomi (356) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 13, 2016
Ez egy tökélete küllemű Ale bár a címke azon a sörön amit én ittam Strong Ale-nek írja (ilyet nem találtam a főzde listáján 5,4%-kal). Illata kellemes letisztult tejkaramelles, vajas pirítós kevés komlóval. Íze már erősebben hozza a virág jegyeit. Erős keserűségközépen és hátul ami hosszan megmarad, szénsavas, híg iható az alkohol nem is érződik. Száraz letisztult. Tetszik.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MetalMurphy (351) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 31, 2016
bottle @ supermarket. brown colour, normal body, low carbonated, roasted malty, caramel, bitter

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
L_Lovecraft (155) - - MAY 17, 2016
Caramel, hints of red fruits, brown reddish colour with a small white head, medium body, medium carbonation, taste of caramel and hops, dry bitter finish...good and solid strong, not so special but good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeBeermaster (287) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAY 9, 2016
W aromacie nuty herbatnikowe z dominującymi melanoidynami i karmelem. Piwo barwy ciemno bursztynowej z ładną, śnieżnobiałą pianą. W smaku dość treściwe - ciastka, nuty opiekane i nieściągająca herbaciana gorycz. Naprawdę solidny ESB.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1675) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2016
Bottle, Sainsbury’s. Deep reddish brown colour, not much white foam, as with many bottles ales tastes a bit too gassy at first. Strong, warming, some sweetish caranel malt, lots of earthy hops, long bitter finish. Quite bitter, dry, finish verging on astringent. For me a satisying and solid strong bitter. Don’t quite get the apparently trendy Shepherd Neame hate, their beers do have a certain taste but is is not unappealing to me...

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wojownik17 (80) - POLAND - APR 26, 2016
Bursztynowa, rubinowa, orzechowa barwa. Piana gęsta, ładnie stojąca, przyjemny lacing. Smak lekko gorzkawy, wyczuwalne owoce leśne, tofi. Mimo umiarkowanie przyjemnych doznań, nie jestem fanem tego stylu.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AnG_BrgNor (408) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 26, 2016
Can. Clear amber colur with nice medium lasting head. Aroma and taste is caramel and grass. Taste also includes wood. fine bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jice (264) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 25, 2016
Ambrée claire, complexe: fumé, café, caramel, un peu fruitée. Intéressante.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
janubio (642) - SPAIN - APR 16, 2016
Nice amber colour, small headthat leaves a ring, and a good lace with teardrops. Aroma of caramel, dark fruits, nuts, butter. Medium body, thick rough palate. Taste of caramel, dark fruits, nuts. Astringent finish. Good one.


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