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


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RATINGS: 716   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hens (544) - Tallinn, Estonia, - NOV 16, 2012
0.5l bottle. Sweet caramel,hops aroma. Medium bitter, fuity tofee palate. Enjoyable. Nice bitter taste and soft caramel finish. Dark brown, reddish color with small white hat. Good evening beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solvaris (112) - - FEB 24, 2015
Süsslich bitteres Amber mit fruchtigen Zügen. Etwas zu einfach, wenig Harmonie. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kauge (437) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle from SuperAlko in Tallinn (€ 2.25). Clear bronze. Light creamy head stays and laces. Nice and fruity on the nose, nuts, toffee, caramel, herbal hops. Taste similar. Quite sweet with mellow bitterness in the finish. Body medium, carbonation low, texture smooth and soft, finish fairly dry. Pretty good this is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawanna (2416) - GERMANY - FEB 22, 2015
0,5 l bottle from Biervana Amber-red color, clear and with a fast disappearing white head. Aroma is malty with some fresh frutiness + some herbal bitterness. light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation,

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (2389) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
It was a long, long time ago that I last had one of these. 500ml bottle from Tesco. Short review at BYOB. Dark orange / brown, clear, small head. Aroma is malty, caramel. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is bready malt, a little burnt toffee, light earthy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5227) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle from Tesco. Poured a clear dark reddish amber with a frothy white head and a few bubbles. The aroma is nutty, sweet malt, hops. The flavour is moderate bitter with a rich woody hop bitter palate and a dry lingering mineral finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wixie (90) - BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
Clear, light brown liquid. Average head. Aroma of citrus. Light body, no carbonation. Taste is bitter and sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rammer (290) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 4, 2015
But it’s not bad. There fruity aroma. Density and a good body and good is drunk. Bitterness not sticks. Good aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (4435) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
*Old rating from 2010. Malty-fresh Ale. Not too intense, slightly bitter, hints of malt, fresh and smooth. Nuts, brown malt, easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarageBrewer80 (102) - SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2015
Burk från SB. Söt och nötig arom. Klar brun färg med vit skumkrona. Smak av rostad malt, bröd och sirap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garlic_of_Doom (516) - SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2015
Can. Amber with a small khaki head. Aroma is sweet malty. Taste is sweet, caramel malty with a good amount of bitterness. Medium body, high carbonation, smooth. Sweet bitter after taste

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