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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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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchad56 (318) - - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle - clear brown, decent head which dissipates quickly. Low carbonation but ting on tongue and in mouth. Decent nutty, chocolate and toffee aroma. Fruity tasting, thin with bitter finish -ok.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrumpy369 (383) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 13, 2016
Bottle shared at home. Dark amber colour, head disappears immediarely. Nose is low caramel. Taste is stronger caramel, burnt sugar. Long lingering bitter aftertaste. Not bad butnhad worse.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
climberbob (404) - Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2016
500 ml Bottle drunk from the bottle in my London hotel room lying in bed due to a lack of glasses and any other furniture to sit on than the toilet. Mild, very English style w notes of roast, and grass w hints of caramel and bitter finish. A bit too bitter for my liking but ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mister_Li (795) - GERMANY - JUL 8, 2016
Klares Bernstein mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, Röstaromen, Karamell,nussig, trocken, leicht bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayumiH (874) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear reddish brown colour with no head. Herbal, slight spice, malty. Light to medium body. Drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rulymel (269) - SPAIN - JUL 5, 2016
Not very nice appearance but not so bad beer. Caramel and roasty malt with a bitter end with citric hops. Nice for drinking with some food.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Fules (628) - 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 (367) - 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 (177) - - 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.


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