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

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RATINGS: 681   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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.


jmprdood's rating

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmprdood (37) - - JUN 15, 2013
Malty and sweet aroma and taste with strong hop presence. Not much head nor body. A good beer - but not a great one IMHO.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (187) - - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle from Lidl Battle Hill. Pours dark ruby. Strong flavours, bread, malt. A nice strong ale but unspectacular

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
goleiro (133) - Lublin, POLAND - SEP 10, 2014
Aromat słodowy. Smak słodowy, z goryczką z angielskich chmieli. Odmienne, ale nie wyróżniające się.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
coranc (28) - IRELAND - AUG 26, 2014
bottle. Clear golden colour with white head, small. Aroma of malts with some roasted coming through. Medium body, soft carbonation.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
SilverfoX (266) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
toast, roasty, dough aromas from a dark amber body with a foamy white head, jeeez the taste is bitter metallic and gets more metallic into the aftertaste. no i dont like it.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ramboraffe (446) - SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2014
440 ml can. Clear copper with off white head. Smell is caramel, roasted barley and bread. Taste is sweet with caramel and roasted malt. Low bitterness and low carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
StilleStorm (716) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2014
DWF; Pours clear copper with moderate, off-white head. Nose is shy, light roasted malt, heavy caramel, honey, light spice and grass. Taste is moderate sweet and light bitter with a short to moderate lasting finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KrOliK (23) - - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle. Clear, amber colour. Medium lasting, white unstable head. Aroma of malt, grain little hops. Light bitterness, moderate sweetness, a little bit of spice. Taste is caramel and hops. Medium carbonation. Soft body, almost flat, pleasantly bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fluxing (287) - POLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Kolor bursztynowy, idealnie klarowne. Piana wysoka, powoli opada, zostawia gruba warstwe i bardzo mocno oblepia szklo. W aromacie karmel, toffi, bardzo intensywny eukaliptus i mieta, ziola, lekka zywica i cytrusy. W smaku polpelne, karmelowe, owocowe, lekko kwaskowate i metaliczne, ogolnie dosc jalowe, a szkoda, bo aromat zapowiadal cos o wiele lepszego. W odczuciu gladkie, aksamitne, lekko sliskie. Goryczka niska, glownie ziemista, moze lekko owocowa, niestety nie ma w smaku eukaliptusa i miety obecnych w aromacie. Wysycenie srednie.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kamil_ (351) - POLAND - JUL 15, 2014
Clear, amber colour. Frothy and medium lasting, white head. Aroma of malt, grain little hops. Medium bitterness, moderate sweetness. Taste is caramel and hops. Soft to medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2014
Fruity hoppy aroma. Dark brown colour with excellent head. Nice full hoppy flavor and aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation.


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