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


on tap

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RATINGS: 851   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (1286) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
klukas (179) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
midovark (653) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - DEC 31, 2016
0.5 l bottled. I did not take notes while having this one, therefore: -----

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kubmal (242) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jzi (310) - POLAND - DEC 24, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SonOfAnarchy (227) - ST HELENA - NOV 30, 2016
500 ml bottle. Dark amber (the label calls it "chestnut brown") body, pale cream-colored head. Aroma of roasted malt, toffee, dried fruit. Taste is sweet, moderately bitter, with flavors of roasted malts, caramel and some dried fruit. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
u3pyg (23) - BULGARIA - NOV 28, 2016
500ml bottle. Very nice beer overall. Taste of caramel, and english hops. Good bitterness. Good head and lacing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nurmis (498) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2016
0,5l bottle from a tesco. Pours brown. Full bodied. Caramel and toffee with some floral hops. Nice smooth bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VueltaBirrista (78) - Murcia, SPAIN - OCT 21, 2016
Tiene un tono marrn rojizo y su espuma es color beige. Huele a tostados y caramelo. Su sabor tiene matices dulces a fruta incluso algo de chocolate al principio y remata amarga.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turtles (2283) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2016
440ml can from Systembolaget. Clear mahogany, several small bubbles in glass, slightly tanned head, some lacing. Caramel aroma, toasted malt, toffee, plums and earthy. Sharp carbonated, fizzy mouthfeel. Malty roasted taste, toffee, biscuits, nutty, plum, bitter sweet orange and red grapes. Earthy and woody bitterness in the finish.

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