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


on tap

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RATINGS: 786   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2006
Bottle. Brown color with a small head. Aromas of sweet malt. Taste is sweet, roasted malts with caramel and hops. A sweet, malty, fruity finish. Moderate bitterness. High carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (37030) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and deep orange with a fully gone head. Mild spiced and vague butterish. Light sweetness and spiced hoppy. Medium dry and mild spiced and bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (31473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2003
An amber beer with an OK head, though fast diappearing. The aroma is a light fruity. The flavor is dominated by bitterness with some sweetness - good balance. With notes of malt and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Beaútiful, deep, reddish copper - clear and filtered - with a decent, off-white head. Appears very bitter at first, but things are levelled out by some very smooth and tasty caramel malt. 270201

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (24491) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2005
Bottled. Redbrown colour with a small yellowish head. Malty flavour with notes of caramel and hops. Hoppy flavour with notes of caramel and malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23708) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2006
Bottled. Red amber colour with off-white/beigeish mediumsized head, lacing. Aroma is fruty bitter with hints of both caramel and honey. Flavour is strong hayish/grassy hoppy with some fruitish hints along. End and aftertaste is more hayish hoppy. Wellbalanced

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (21892) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2003
Bottled. Nut brown with rich head. Citrusy hop aroma. Medium dry and pleasantly malty with resiny hoppy finsih. Perhaps not overly complex, but elegant & tasty when fresh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (20474) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2007
Draught. Pours a clear amber color with a longlasting white head. Sweet malty caramel aroma with some weak hints of hops. Sweet malty caramel flavor. Dry malty finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (18564) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2008
Bottle at home ... copper ... light fruity cherry malt ... mettalic fruit malt ... bit dusty little dry hop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 22, 2010
From notes. Bottle. Clear golden color with a medium white head and good lacing. Aroma of licorice and floral hops. Flavor is bittersweet with light spice. Thin body.

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