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

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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bermod (119) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2008 Toffeish-malty aroma is woody with some nuts and grassy hoppiness. Toffeish malts, wood, nuts, fruits and grassy hops in flavor. Dry finish and moderate bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (12071) - Troms, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2008
500ml bottle from Sainsburys, TCR. Off-white head covering a deep copper-brown body for a long time. Moderate roasted malt in smell leads the way to a delicate plain malty taste added a spicy touch. Dusty, dry and well bodied. A perfect beer when you get a bit tired of the British blond ales (St Giles, 01.05.2008).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (2260) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2010 [7/12/2007, 500ml Bottle from Asda High Wycombe] Very fruity, balanced with a pleasant bitterness, exceptionally drinkable and more-ish. A great beer! [Re-rate, 16/7/2010, Dad shared with me - cheers!] Toffee, malt and lots of autumn fruit, with a good bitterness following through. Felt a bit thin and pasteurised though - would love to taste this bottle conditioned or on cask. Still pretty good though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 25, 2008
Szp srga sznű,vkony habbal.Illata s ze is gymlcss,komls s ott a malta dessge is.Szp kerek ital,szvesen kiprblnm csapolva is.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
liinis (1769) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 22, 2008
Nothing super special, but I could drink it all day long. watery but tasty. beautiful color. Sweet and hoppy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mountainforest (131) - Mississippi, USA - APR 19, 2008
Medium body and bubbles, hoppy before and after, strong like Kentish ale should be, bishop finger pointing pilgrims to canter bury, Thomas a kempis shrine, good brown color, medium

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gowdy (1083) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2008
Bottle at Aunt Trices. bread, spruce, red, clear, aminimal head, medium bitterness, medium body, average carbonation,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2008
Bottle (500ml). Poured a deep amber with a off-white, dense frothy head which lasted well. Aroma was very malty/biscuity with caramel, earthy notes and some English hops. Flavor simple but well balanced with biscuity malts, smooth caramel, a moderate bitterness, very subtle fruitiness and a slight metallic finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation, watery texture, creamy/dry mouthfeel and a good finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EHSRanders (2037) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2008
Bottle. Clear amber colour with large creamy off-white mostly lasting head. Hoppy and fruity aroma. Bitter flavor and finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (4177) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 26, 2008
500ml bottle brought over by my friend Bjorn! Nose is very fruitywith some caramel sweetness; clear red with a big beige head; Flavor has hop bitterness, apples, and caramel malt! Finish is slightly bitter.


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