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

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RATINGS: 810   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1614) - 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 (334) - 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 (248) - 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 (608) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
remALUS (134) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - APR 8, 2016
UPDATED: APR 12, 2016 Bottle 500ml. Price 1,09€ 5.4%. Graži t.ruda spalva ir putos beveik nėra. Skonis šiaip sau..

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
efeesse (366) - Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 30, 2016
Beer with red color, bitter flavour, light body, average carbonized, (bought a 50cl bottle in Belfast supermarket).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DerGantzel (261) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2016
Aroma of roasty malt, caramel and coffee, notes of fruits. Reddish pale liquid with a fine white head. Medium-high sweetness and light-medium bitterness. Fresh taste of caramel and coffee. Lively carbonation , medium-full body, creamy texture. Very tasteful ale!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MGantzel (179) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2016
Denne Bishops Finger har et klart brunt udseende med et medium hvidt skum. Øllen har en kraftig sød karamel aroma og smager af karamel med noter af kaffe. De to smage spiller godt sammen. Medium karbonering.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Connor66 (67) - - MAR 5, 2016
Very nice dark brown ale bit of a harsh hops flavour at first but soon mellows ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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