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


on tap

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RATINGS: 905   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 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Straling (363) - Hoensbroek, - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle 50cl. Pours a clear amber colour with intense carbonation and lots of foam for a bitter. Aroma is fruity and yeasty, some notes of caramel there. Taste is very fruity and fresh, not bitter at all.

promontor (165) - HUNGARY - JAN 16, 2018
0.5l bottle from Lidl. Brown body (chestnut) with some red hint, light brown head. Complex, moderately fruity aroma, some nuts and caramel. Quite pleasant. Taste is typical English ale, biscuit-like maltiness, nuts and caramel and even some fruits in the background. Aftertaste is moderately bitter, dry and a bit medicine-like. Palate is mild and silky. I appreciate the complexity and the harmony, but the aftertaste is somehow not my favourite, so this prevents a better score.

adamnase (994) - Kronoby, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2018
50cl bottle from Citymarket, Kokkola. Pours copper coloured with an frothy head. Aroma has toffee, malt and some caramel. Flavour has caramel, toffee and some roastedness aswell. sweetish and slightly bitter finish

maciejgmaciej (106) - POLAND - JAN 1, 2018
Bardzo ładna barwa i piana. W smaku piwo przede wszystkim dość kwaśne i goryczkowe, ale nie nachalnie goryczkowe. Bardzo charakterystyczne.

kermis (14957) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2017
7 3 7 3 14
Bottle shared. Clear amber brown with a small off white head. Aroma of malt, overripe dark fruits and caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

sportowiec2010 (69) - Lublin, POLAND - DEC 26, 2017
Butelka 500 ml Aromat: Słodowy, chlebowy Wygląd: Piana biała, dość wysoka, dobrze osiada na szkle. Barwa lekko brązowa Smak: Słodowość, trochę toffee, delikatne owoce. Zbyt wodniste, wysoka goryczka. Dość oryginalny, dziwny smak. Dla mnie nic specjalnego, ale do wypicia.

Drago7 (983) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 19, 2017
Backlog. WIęcej goryczki niż w Spitfire. Słód taki biszkoptowy bardziej. No jest ok.

erling1000 (826) - DENMARK - DEC 12, 2017
An english, amber, clear Premium Bitter / ESB with white head. Aroma is caramel, prune, malt. Taste is bitter sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

caketm (421) - Czestochowa, POLAND - DEC 10, 2017
Butelka 0,5 l. Solidny bitter. Zarówno w aromacie, jak i smaku bardzo chlebowo.

Grumbo (4262) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating.

deepdrinker (367) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2017 Had from bottle . Pours pale amber with fast disappearing white head . Toffee aroma , sharp quality taste

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