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

bottled
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RATINGS: 862   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 UKs 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 brewerys own artesian mineral water.

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3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 30, 2008
No 430
Rated: 10.06.2008
Bottle transparent (white), 500 ml
Appearance: Pours very clear, essential, strong tea like, deep amber body colour, body carbonation is mild, head is initially quite huge, slowly decreasing to medium, off - white, almost beige in colour, there is quite nice lacing on the wall of the glass.
Aroma: Juicy sweet - malty aroma with hints of carmelized malt, slightly burned malty touch, earthy English hops, aroma generally rather weak and faint but fresh, nice and inviting to drinking, slightly dark bready.
Flavour: Rusty metalic front with medium malty character, roasted malts and nice, well pronounced bitterness, very focused and essential in its earthyness, medium bodied, finish is average to long, some notes of orange at finish strenghtened by moderate alcoholic character on palate, tangy, chewy malts.
Palate: Body is medium, texture is smooth, carbonation on palate is medium, finish feel is lightly astringent.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2008
50cl, bottle. Darkish reddy brown colour. Overwhelming aroma of berries and a hint of roses. Not too bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (23284) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2008
Bottle at home ... copper ... light fruity cherry malt ... mettalic fruit malt ... bit dusty little dry hop.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Pours light brown with a thin white head. Smells earthy with some rosey hints. Tastes slightly spicy with touches of sweet malt. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JUL 2, 2008
Bravi bravi mi piace: Shepherd Neame si conferma un produttore molto onesto, e anche la sua Bishop’s Finger stata capace di allietarmi la serata, farmi digerire e mettermi un bel sorrisone. Buono l’aroma molto floreale, buono il sapore con dignitosa presenza di luppolo; s s, mi va mi va... spero di poter assaggiare (con disimpegno) anche le altre: sono l’ideale per le serate in cui sto a casa e ho voglia di bere bene e tranquillo.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (2159) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 26, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2008 Appearance: Brown. little head. Aroma: Fruity, hint of malt. Taste: Malty, fruity, then bitter. Info: 500ml bottle, 4/10-2005, 33/300, 18/500

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 21, 2008
bottle..deep copper pour,thick off white head ,good lacing.aroma of roasted malt and toffee .good malty ,fruity flavor with a pleasant spicy bitter dry finish. medium bodied and very drinkable .

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
trapez (1563) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2008
Bottle 0.5 l. At a bar in Copenhagen - Noerrebro (dont remember the name). Golden copper-brown colour with small beige head. Aroma allright malt and hops. Taste a bit spicy - bitterness as it should be. Nothin surprising. Wouldnt lead me to Canterbury.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2008
mid/light n colour. Kept a good head. Has a malty smell and a malty/bitter taste

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2008
Aarhus, DK. Bottled. Aroma and flavor of perfume - hoppping. Some caramel maltiness


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