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

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RATINGS: 857   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StevieT (1888) - - DEC 2, 2013
Copper colour, thin white head, bitter flavours, not a bad drop at all. Dont drink it too cold.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marian1990 (438) - Gdynia, POLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Zakupione chyba w Lidl data waznosci: 07-2017 Aromat: pierwszy niuch i skunks, ktory psuje wszystko. Dalej czerwone jablko, karmel, moze troche tofii, biszkopt bardzo slaby gdzies tam w tle, lekka nutka miodowa. Wyglad: bursztynowe klarowne , piana bia?a drobne i srednie pecherze, pozostaje nawet dlugo, oblepia szklo Smak: lekko slodkawe, zaznaczona ziolowa goryczka, troche dluga. Odczucie w ustach: wysycenie do?? wysokie, raczej lekkie, brakuje troche ciala. Ogolnie: takie sobie, no i niezbyt udana warka.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GriZZZly (116) - - FEB 20, 2017
Ar: Intensywna slodowosc, baaardzo karmelowo, dobra palonosc, dobra intensywnosc, dosc slodko, karmel dominuje. Nuta dobrego alkoholu, lekko nawet barleywineowa/whiskaczowa. Wyg: Ciemno bursztynowe, z lekka rubinowoscia, piana cienka, gruboziarnista, szybko sie do ringu przy szkle redukuje, metnawe. Sm: Wysycenie srednio-niskie, dominuje palonosc, troche puste i wodniste, slodowosc lekko palona dominuje, wyrazne nuty karmelowe. Dobre, pijalne, ale stanowczo zbyt pustawo. Pos: Slodowa palonosc, mila, bardzo delikatna palona goryczka, dosc dluga.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pallleon (234) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 9, 2017
Borostyn szn, kicsi habbal. Karamelles, fűszeres illat. Keserű z, j hossz utzzel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Padchenko (320) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 4, 2017
Pours orangey red with small white head. Toasted malt, caramel, slightly sweet ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kamilinho (65) - POLAND - FEB 4, 2017
caramel, bread, resin, amber, clear, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, light body, soft carbonation, thin feel,

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandorris (515) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Backlog. Przenoszenie ocen z innego serwisu, z czasw przed założeniem konta na ratebeer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (2698) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle. Copper Orange/Red in colour. Very malty aroma. Malty; roasted malts, buttery caramel, toffee, hint of chocolate. Fruity; citrus-orange. Hoppy, grassy & earthy hops. Slightly salty. Bitter-sweet malty citrus-fruity and dry hoppy throughout. Long dry citrus-orange finish. Very drinkable. (2015-06-15)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
klukas (206) - Rijeka, CROATIA - JAN 3, 2017
Enjoyed: Poured from a bottle into a English pint. Appearance: Dark copper colour, slightly blurry, with small but stable dirty-white head. Aroma: Roasted malt and caramel. Palate: Medium body; medium carbonation. Taste: Bitter- sweet, caramel; reminds of herbal liqueur. Overall impression: Maybe it is not easy to drink (not a thirst quencher), but it is tasty and enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
midovark (701) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - DEC 31, 2016
0.5 l bottled. I did not take notes while having this one, therefore: -----

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kubmal (273) - POLAND - DEC 27, 2016
Amber colour, medium head. Aroma of spicy hops and caramel, quite weak. Taste is dry with medium, long lasting bitterness and hoppy aftertaste. Lacks character.


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