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

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RATINGS: 872   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 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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StevieT (2000) - - DEC 2, 2013
Copper colour, thin white head, bitter flavours, not a bad drop at all. Don’t drink it too cold.


3.7
PhilosophyGuy (651) - Łódź, POLAND - JUN 25, 2017
Bardzo pozytywnie mnie zaskoczyło. Pierwsze skojarzenie to kwas chlebowy pozbawiony kwaśności (sic!). Bardzo chlebowe, z nutami ocierającymi się o herbatę, zupełnie bez goryczki. Smakowało mi.

3.2
FireGlider (582) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 11, 2017
Light brown/amber color without head. Walnut and malt aroma. Sweet and dry taste.

3.6
nephirem (507) - CROATIA - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle, 0.5l. Clear amber pour with one finger off-white head, slightly creamy. Decent retention, good lacing. Nose is heavily malty with good wooden and caramel notes. Slightly charred. Medium body, regular carbonation. Slightly creamy texture, smooth and pleasant. Malty sweet taste with a touch of hop bitterness towards the finish. Aroma is malty, a bit roasty, a bit caramel. Wood. Herbal, peppery, earthy. Caramel gets more into play as it warms up. Nicely balanced. Regular finish, mildly bitter, a bit peppery and slightly dry. Overall, quite smooth and easy drinking. Enjoyable and refreshing.

2.2
funcut (639) - SIBENIK, CROATIA - JUN 8, 2017
Kupljeno u lidla...moze se cak i popiti...dovoljno je gorka ali ima nekakav cudan okus..jos jedno lose englesko pivo..

2.9
Svarun (147) - - MAY 31, 2017
Dark amber, clear with small white head. Subtle grassy and caramel aroma. Nuts, bread and caramel in taste. Medium body, low carbonation. Long bitter finish. Decent but underhopped.

3
bozz (9) - Zadar, CROATIA - MAY 31, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2017 0.5 l bottle bought at supermarket. Aroma- roast, tofee, malt and grains. Appearance - dark amber, fizzy light brown head with enough lacing. Taste - rich and strong roasty flavor, moderate carbonation and bitter aftertaste.

3.4
coil (39) - - MAY 30, 2017
500ml bottle. Plum, berries, orange, toffee, raisins, light floral, medium carbonation.

3.9
thejackpacker (422) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2017
Can from systembolaget, Östersund. Aroma of pineapple (weirdly enough) but very strong for me. Taste is thick grass / hay, chestnuts, big alcohol (vodka) hit. Very cosy and yummy I must say.

4
saintbase (719) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAY 22, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

3.5
vinivini (2264) - Gomel, BELARUS - MAY 8, 2017
Clear copper ale, moderate well-lacing head. Sweet caramel, biscuit, floral hops and a hint of butter on nose. Similar taste. Hoppy enough. Dry spicy finish. A good ESB.


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