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Wadworth The Bishop’s Tipple (Bottle)

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Brewed by Wadworth
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Devizes, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Bottle - filtered. Released by Wadworth in August 2005.
Previously known as Usher’s Bishop’s Tipple at 5.5%. Moved back to original ABV (6.5%) and recipe when Wadworth acquired the brand. However, the ABV has since been reduced to 5.5%, in line with the cask version.

The Bishop’s Tipple has been a legend amongst ale drinkers since it was first brewed in 1973 to celebrate the inauguration of George Reindorp as Bishop of Salisbury. It always was deceptively drinkable for a higher strength beer, tasting both complex and delicate at the same time; now our head brewer, Trevor Holmes, has spiced it up a little to make it even more lusciously aromatic - a crisp, turbo-hopped brew with wonderful citrus flavours, a real beer to savour.
Wadworth Bishop’s Tipple is a pale gold beer, brewed from low colour Optic barley with a small proportion of cane sugar added to give it a smooth, easy drinking palate. The beer was fermented at low temperature with a special yeast, carefully chosen to avoid the fruity ester flavours often associated with higher alcohol beers.
The two hops used are the classic low acidity Saaz variety from Bohemia, a vital ingredient in many Czech lagers and renowned for its delicate peppery bitterness; and an equal portion by bitterness strength of Styrian Goldings hops, which contribute a smooth, rich bitterness underpinned by a spicy citrus finish. One third of the hop grist is reserved for a late infusion, so as to extract and enhance the aromatic hop oils in the brew.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (1196) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark gold/amber color, white head. Aroma is floral hoppy, caramel, hints of herbs, outmeal. Taste is medium bitter, medium sweet, wheat, caramel.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (1625) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle from Morrisons. Poured a light amber, with a thin white head, which mostly dissipated. Aroma of floral and grassy hops, with a slight metallic note. Tropical fruit flavours, a little bitter hop and biscuity malt. Finish was soft fruit, straw and caramel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (1171) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
Bottle. Drunk from bottle. Malty aroma. Taste is toffee malts light hop bitterness. Medium body. Ok at best.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Karol (618) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2013
I bought the bottled yesterday at a beer specialty store here in Bratislava. This is a great ESB! Malty and spicy aroma, malty taste that turns to a hoppy character instantly. I like these English style beers, they have become among my favorite styles in the past 12 months. Overall I’d fancy this beer any time!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shoestring (261) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2013
Light tan - tasted like bitter and acidic home brew - but not in a bad way - just remnded me of home brew. ok, and got better as warnmed up. little/no head

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours yellow with light white head. Smells of light malts. Tastes of yeast, light malts, bitter. Medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (976) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2013
Appearance: Clear amber with two finger thick white head. Aroma: Floral, grassy, pepper, bread/biscuit, yogurt and caramel. Taste: Low sweetness, low/medium bitterness, medium sourness, caramel and biscuit. Palate: Smooth texture and medium body, average carbonation and slightly drying. Fairly abrupt finish with a hint of bitterness and sourness. Comments: Refreshing and quite enjoyable. Left a glass lace.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hens (515) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - JUN 11, 2013
0,5L bottle. Wet swab and fruity aroma. Taste is also fruity and little toffee, dry apple, ginger, dryed plum. I like this bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oops (208) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle. Small white head. Amber colour. Fresh virus taste with a small nice hoppy bitterness. Good beer altogether.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2076) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Nice hoppy aroma and taste, with lingering bitterness on the palate. Amber in color, with small creamy head. Reminiscent of what you would get on draft in a pub. Delicious, and drinkable.


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