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

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Keg & bottle: Pasteurised .
Also sold as Premium House Ale in the Swedish Bishops Arms pub chain.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndrewC (337) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2011
I was expecting to hate this having had it on cask a few times and always found it to be anything but Kent’s best. ...but it’s actually not that bad. It spells of hops; green hops; good hops. It tastes of bitter biscuits. It’s astringent. It’s just like the kind of beers I drank in Wye in the late 80’s. A no frills bitter in the old-skool style.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Palidor19 (3011) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Had this at a prime English Pub this is a weak and watery beer, only slightly malty with no hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6634) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2008
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms, Vasagatan, Stockholm, 6 Feb 2008. Labeled as Bishop’s Arms House Ale) Amber colour with frothy off-white head. Fruity, malty nose with nuts and dark fruit. Malty taste with dark fruit and decent amounts of earthy hops in the finish. Light body, mainly dry. Nothing exceptional, but a decent, easy drinking bitter with a balanced hop character.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
stouby (3860) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2007
Draught at Bishop Arms, Göteborg. Copper with a beige head. Aroma moderate malty (roasted, caramel). Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Watery, flat. Bishops Arms Premium House Ale. Thanks Rick.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (13212) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2007
Draught@SBWF 2007
Amber color, small creamy off-white head. Nutty hoppy aroma. Nutty hoppy flavor, a bit buttery. Boring ale, but you can drink this, if you don’t have anything else. Not as good as eg. Bishops Finger.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
oh6gdx (21326) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2007
Draught@SBWF2007. Deep copper colour with mediumsized white head. Aroma is hoppy, malty and quite caramelly. Flavour is malty, hoppy and slightly dry wooden. Slightly watery.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (20288) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2007
Draught at Bishop’s Arms Vasagatan. Stockholm. (as Bishop’s Arms House Ale) Clear pale brownish amber, minimal head. Vague caramel aroma. Sweetish and light bodied with some light papery malt, clean hard mouthfeel and low hop rate. Quite thin undeveloped malt character. Light mangoish hops gives a brief resiny bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2007
Amber colour with a small off white head. Malty, caramel sweet aroma with hoppy and light fruity notes. Malty, fruity flavor with a light dry and hoppy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (5672) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2007
Draught at Bishops Arms, Västra Hamngatan, Göteborg, Sweden. Clear copper, longlasting off-white head. Fruity, almost cidery malt aroma. Medium bodied and smooth. Well balanced, with a long and dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 3, 2007
1/2 pint at the Bishops’ Arms, Malmo A clean amber pint with a small head and good lacing as you drain your glass. This is a beer for those with a sweet tooth. The sweet caramel aroma sets the scene and the taste is sweet malt flavour with a hint of fruit and a medicinal tang. It has a nice long, satisfying aftertaste too. A very drinkable house ale but nothing more.


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