Shepherd Neame Bishops Finger (Pasteurised)

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

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RATINGS: 909   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Bottle and can: Filtered.
Launched 1958.
Bishops Finger takes its name from the finger-shaped signposts which pointed pilgrims on their way to the tomb of Thomas a Becket in Canterbury and was the first strong ale to be brewed by Shepherd Neame after malt rationing was eased in the late 1950s. It is one of the UK’s oldest bottled beers, brewed since 1958.
Bishops Finger holds EU Protected Geographical Indication, recognising its unique provenance. Uniquely, it is brewed to a charter which states it can only be brewed by the head brewer on a Friday and that it must be brewed using 100% natural ingredients, Kentish hops and barley, and the brewery’s own artesian mineral water.

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3.5
Zlotta (4236) - Hagen, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2018
0.5 l bottle from 'The English Shop' (Dortmund), bottled in August 2017. Clear, dark amber with a medium large, frothy, almost stable, off-white head. Sweetish-malty, herbal-grassy and moderately fruity aroma of tea leaves, marmelade and some caramel. Quite sweet, malty, slightly bitter, herbal-grassy and slightly fruity taste of caramel, honey, marmelade and tea leaves, followed by a short, moderately bitter, dry and herbal-grassy finish. Medium body, smooth and slightly effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very pleasant beer, good balance between sweet malts and herbal-grassy hops, highly drinkable!

3
CikyFonsz (129) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - FEB 1, 2018
Barwa miedziana, przejrzyste. Piana średnio obfita, złożona ze średnich i dużych pęcherzy, redukuje się do cienkiej warstwy. Aromat karmelowy, słodowy. W smaku wyraźnie kwaśne, nieco słodkie. Poza karmelem, pojawiają się też czerwone owoce (jagody?). Wyraźnie cierpkie. Nasycenie średnio niskie. Goryczka minimalna.

3.8
thellgren (1179) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2018
0.5 l bottle from K-Citymarket Ruoholahti, Helsinki. Appearance is amber, clear and with a big head. Aroma is has British nutty malts. Taste has first pale malts, then dark chocolate hits you and even later some herbal side effect. Not your typical bitter, really, something more. Reminds me some of the best draught altbiers or even real ale bitters. Great.

3.4
YantarCoast (1662) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 20, 2018
500ml bottle. Mistakenly thought that I had already rated this one. Pours clear copper with a medium-sized beige head. Aroma is caramel, floral hops, biscuity malt, and slightly smokey. Taste is sweet malt and floral hops.

3.5
promontor (165) - HUNGARY - JAN 16, 2018
0.5l bottle from Lidl. Brown body (chestnut) with some red hint, light brown head. Complex, moderately fruity aroma, some nuts and caramel. Quite pleasant. Taste is typical English ale, biscuit-like maltiness, nuts and caramel and even some fruits in the background. Aftertaste is moderately bitter, dry and a bit medicine-like. Palate is mild and silky. I appreciate the complexity and the harmony, but the aftertaste is somehow not my favourite, so this prevents a better score.

3.4
adamnase (1038) - Kronoby, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2018
50cl bottle from Citymarket, Kokkola. Pours copper coloured with an frothy head. Aroma has toffee, malt and some caramel. Flavour has caramel, toffee and some roastedness aswell. sweetish and slightly bitter finish

3.8
maciejgmaciej (144) - POLAND - JAN 1, 2018
Bardzo ładna barwa i piana. W smaku piwo przede wszystkim dość kwaśne i goryczkowe, ale nie nachalnie goryczkowe. Bardzo charakterystyczne.

3.4
kermis (15154) - The Hague / Amsterdam / Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2017
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Bottle shared. Clear amber brown with a small off white head. Aroma of malt, overripe dark fruits and caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.2
sportowiec2010 (72) - Lublin, POLAND - DEC 26, 2017
Butelka 500 ml Aromat: Słodowy, chlebowy Wygląd: Piana biała, dość wysoka, dobrze osiada na szkle. Barwa lekko brązowa Smak: Słodowość, trochę toffee, delikatne owoce. Zbyt wodniste, wysoka goryczka. Dość oryginalny, dziwny smak. Dla mnie nic specjalnego, ale do wypicia.

2.6
Drago7 (1036) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 19, 2017
Backlog. WIęcej goryczki niż w Spitfire. Słód taki biszkoptowy bardziej. No jest ok.


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