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Wadworth The Bishop’s Tipple (Bottle)

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


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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
canddw (75) - - JUN 19, 2015
Light amber, medium foamy head and soft carbonation. Grassy lemon nose and taste. Caramel sweetness. Short light bitter finish. Nice oily palate. Needs more going on but nice.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (6723) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2015
*Old rating. Best before 30.Sept.2010. The beer is nice floral hoppy, Nice Ale characteristic, a bit sweetish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2726) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle as part of my 2013 backlog. Golden colour with white head. Aroma has honey, and some citrus. The taste is also sweet, mallty with more citrus.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Tap, amber pour, white head, nose is biscuit, taste is caramel, okay bitter but not my favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gopherfan99 (1140) - CROATIA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle; pours clear amber with a thin white head; has a citrus hop aroma with some malt and caramel; taste is bittersweet with citrus, caramel, and hops; finish dry and a medium bitter; slightly above average ESB

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (2623) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (2560) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (2549) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Karol (731) - 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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shoestring (331) - 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

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