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

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RATINGS: 684   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.


StevieT's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StevieT (609) - - DEC 2, 2013
Copper colour, thin white head, bitter flavours, not a bad drop at all. Don’t drink it too cold.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lobs_ols (89) - LATVIA - SEP 21, 2014
Pure red gold, strong white head. Toffee, some roasted notes and hop on the nose - lovely. Roasted malt with caramel notes and light hop bitterness. Bitter, somewhat dry finish. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
digopossobon (245) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 20, 2014
Belo exemplar de bitter inglesa!! Creme belíssimo! Denso e acastanhado. Persiste até o final com uma fina camada. Líquido âmbar, tendendo para o avermelhado. Translúcido. Aroma de torrefação. Levemente doce e maltado. A torrefação aparece logo no início, dando espaço rapidamente para o ótimo amargor, bastante saliente. Apesar disso é uma cerveja que desce bem. Apresenta retrogosto amargo, seco e travado. Esperado.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jahe (28) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
Pours light brown out of can. Off white head. Caramel, burnt sugar, sweets, toffe. Medium body distinct bitterness. Ends quickly

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (194) - - 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 (136) - 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 (268) - 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 (452) - 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 (719) - 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.


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