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


on tap

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask: Regular.
Reduced from 5.5% to 5% abv before May 2013.
A strong, citrus, zingy ale. Deceptively light in colour with zesty taste and a lingering hop finish. A well known and respected strong ale.
The Bishop’s Tipple is brewed from 94% low colour malt from Optic barley and 6% cane sugar. Bitterness units of 38-42 are obtained from substantial quantities of Saaz and Styrian Goldings hops. One third of these are reserved for the hopback plates for enhanced flavour and aroma.

jamesie1857's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1921) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, - NOV 6, 2012
On cask Ruishton Inn (9/6/12) - Deep amber body with a medium white head. Nose of caramel and fruit with a bit of hop. The flavour was sweet, with more fruit, brown sugar and a warming alcohol finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (3033) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2016
Cask in a Wadworth pub in Woolverton. golden with a white head. Light citrus aroma. The taste s citrus over biscuit. Lightly syrupy with a bitte finish. OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AaronTDubs (294) - - MAY 19, 2016
Golden color. Low carbonation. Bright aroma of biscuity malt and some hops, dried fruit. Has a zingy fruity flavor. Starts bright with a bit of acidity and sweetness, almost berry-like. Finishes with a lingering hoppiness. Overall, a very balanced beer. Easy to drink and very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3472) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2016
Tried at a wadworth pub in Cheltenham. Amber colour with a white head light fruity caramel ago a and taste. Not much to this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8277) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2016
Cask @ Grey Horse Inn, Manchester. Amber with a creamy head. Smoothish tasting with an extremely light, and slightly sugary fruitiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skinnyviking (8630) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2015
Cask at the GBBF 2015. High fluffy lasting white head. Mild and week fruity flavor. Malt caramel flavor with fruit in the background, a good deal of bitterness. Low carbonation, short finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
davidtjm (1074) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2015
Cask. Pour is golden with a thin head, aroma is fruity, sweet. Taste is sweet, fruity, malty, zesty with that foul English hops note. Decent

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SilkTork (5528) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2015
The Linden Tree, Bursledon. 5%. A pleasant golden ale. Soft biscuit malt with light tropical fruit hops. This is more malt than hops. An easy drinking and very pleasant. beer. I like Wadworth’s ales. Nothing elaborate, but good everyday drinking beers. Nicely done. Flavoursome, and not assertive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
Pale amber pour with a thin white head. The aroma has a bit of toffee and a touch of light fruit as well as some light sulfur. A little bit of sweet fruit and some nice soft zestiness. Has a little bit of toasted malt character. Light but pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RhetoricalAns (819) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Draft. While it may be an ESB this one wasn’t as good as many of the regular bitter’’s I’ve had around Oxford. Medium clear amber pour without a head. While this one was hoppier than others (though still very low) I found the palate to be the thinnest. Additionally beyond some main biscuity malt there was little complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Tap, gold pour, no head, nose is caramel, taste is caramel, some bitter, mehhhh

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