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


on tap

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Keg & bottle: Pasteurised .
Also sold as Premium House Ale in the Swedish Bishops Arms pub chain.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
oh6gdx (23707) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (21897) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (15334) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2007
(Draught at Bishops Arms, Järntoget, Göteborg). Golden color, white head. Quite discreet hoppy aroma with fruity notes. Quite a malty profile with some notes of dough. Some hops showing. Quite a mild finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (14792) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (14329) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
Keg at the RHCC - 24/12/12. Dark amber with a thin off white head that clears to the edge. Nose is malt, toffee and biscuit. Taste follows, touch of summer fruit and light hops. Medium bodied with a little spritz in the carbonation. Pretty basic boring stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (11965) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
Bottled, 500ml from Asda, Brighton Marina. Amber with white head. Largely a toffee, pasteurised beer, some maltiness, wet cardboard, touch of sweetness. Fairly bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2014
Draught as Bumpkin Ale @ Bumpkin, Stratford, London
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and citrus. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9190) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2007 (Draught at Bishops Arms, Västra Hamngatan, Göteborg) Had as "Bishops Arms Premium House Ale". Clear copper color, small but lasting tan head. Rather lightbodied. Good balance between malt and hops in both taste and scent. Though it’s a bit plain and almost bordering into boring. Low bitterness. Still it’s refreshing and probably a great ale to have if you want a neutral "food beer". Apparently brewed to win over some lager drinkers to the ale side of the beer world.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7881) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2015
From a Norwich Chavsda. Red with a half-arsed head. House rust, toffee, papery flying saucer hop. Toffee, red berry, toasted nuts, mellow hop pollen aroma. Fizzy and thin. Unadorned parting bitterness. Softer cashew and toffee popcorn for dessert. Acceptable as expected but suspect it isn’t the best beer brewed in Kent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7262) - 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.

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