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

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RATINGS: 738   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theread (51) - Wagga Wagga, - JUN 12, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2010 Malty sweetness with a dry hop bitterness in this ale. I can’t get it where I live so I have to travel 140 kms to the nearest next large town to buy it at a large liquor chain. It is well worth the trip each and every time. Cheers


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
yiannnos (1073) - , CYPRUS - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber colour. Malty caramel aroma. Medium bodied, caramel, malty flavour.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DraftDodger (419) - - JUN 23, 2015
Copenhagen 23/6 2015. 50 cl bottle. Gift from my girlfriend. Pours copper brown with yellowish head. Settles as 0,5 cm thick layer of foam. Aroma is of caramel and a little sweet. Carbonation is subdued - but quite fizzy for an English beer. Taste is rather watery. Caramel sweetness accompagnied by mild bitterness. Subdued but nice aftertaste. Not terribly exciting but solid English brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grisza77 (69) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 22, 2015
Klarowne piwo o barwie herbaty z średnio obfitą pianą, która zdobi szkło i redukuje się do okręgu przy brzegu szkła. Aromat intensywny karmelowy z nutami przypiekanymi. W smaku również karmel z lekką owocowością. Goryczka przyjemna, ziołowa, średnia w stronę wysokiej. Ogólnie dość ciekawe piwo, gdzie nuty karmelowe i tostowe przeplatają się z dość konkretną ziołową goryczką, mi przypadło do gustu.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niller (885) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle from Kvickly. Pours amber with an off-white head. Light bitter malty taste, caramel, some spices. Soft carbonation. Dry light bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
agent_persik (531) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 16, 2015
Clean dark amber color, small head. Aroma of malt, caramel, wood, toffee, hops. Dry and lightly bitter taste. Thin body and good carbonation. Drinkable.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JimmyBoy74 (394) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2015
Smak på Annas ölprovning. Det var med denna öl som mitt öl intresse började. Men det lev ett ganska tråkigt återseende.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamaty (1149) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
Marron rojiza, apenas espuma. olor malteado algo seco. Sabor lupulado, ligeramente floral, miel, y a malta tostada. Refrescante y sabrosa, con final mas seco y amargo.,

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sucharek147 (92) - Dębica, POLAND - MAY 25, 2015
Barwa miedziana, klarowność idealna. Piana średnia. W aromacie estry owocowe, trochę przypalonego karmelu i lekkie nuty przyprawowe. W smaku równiez obecny karmel głównie na wstępie. Jest też lekka owocowość. Finisz wytrawny z zaznaczoną ziołową goryczką.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
willisread (717) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 8, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Sergio’s in Louisville back in 2007. Amber with a nice craemy egg-shell colored head. Aromas of fruit, nut and lightly toasted malts present. Taste is sweet with a slight bitterness. Fairly soft and light but still OK. Slightly sweet finish that is dry. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sharkydodson (580) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAY 5, 2015
the aroma is malty and fruity with some hints of caramel and spices... the taste is caramel and fruity with notes of toffee, biscuit, citrus and resin... rough hoppy bitterness... the aftertaste is sweet, bitter and dry...


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