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


on tap


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Keg & bottle: Pasteurised .
Also sold as Premium House Ale in the Swedish Bishops Arms pub chain.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
NathanMcC (8) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012 does not count
Chestnut brown colour with a nice white head, floral scent with a slight hint of caramel, nice bitter sweet taste with a lovely roasted malt hint

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ingevara (910) - SWEDEN - APR 20, 2007
Brown with a tint of red. Average head. Hoppy and dry. Woody undertones, nice rich aroma. A good ale but not spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndrewC (372) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2011
I was expecting to hate this having had it on cask a few times and always found it to be anything but Kentís best. ...but itís actually not that bad. It spells of hops; green hops; good hops. It tastes of bitter biscuits. Itís astringent. Itís just like the kind of beers I drank in Wye in the late 80ís. A no frills bitter in the old-skool style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 3, 2007
1/2 pint at the Bishopsí Arms, Malmo A clean amber pint with a small head and good lacing as you drain your glass. This is a beer for those with a sweet tooth. The sweet caramel aroma sets the scene and the taste is sweet malt flavour with a hint of fruit and a medicinal tang. It has a nice long, satisfying aftertaste too. A very drinkable house ale but nothing more.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackafholmes (1005) - - APR 11, 2014
Variety pack from macro. This rating is influenced by a hard day at work on a hot Friday. Nice smoky bitter flavour. Amber in colour. Hit the spot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2007
Pretty good ale this one, but not Shepís best (with a small "b"). They only seem to serve this up there in East Kent; I can never get this on tap in Medway only in Faversham and Canters. Anyway, it is a distinctively Neame brew with that hoppy aftertaste. A bit more malty and sweet than a Spit or Late Red, more like a weaker/poor manís Bish Finger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (8137) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2008
(Draught at Bishopís Arms, Vasagatan, Stockholm, 6 Feb 2008. Labeled as Bishopís Arms House Ale) Amber colour with frothy off-white head. Fruity, malty nose with nuts and dark fruit. Malty taste with dark fruit and decent amounts of earthy hops in the finish. Light body, mainly dry. Nothing exceptional, but a decent, easy drinking bitter with a balanced hop character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerItsNice (95) - IRELAND - SEP 23, 2012
A dark clear amber colour with a small white head. Aroma of malt and a hint of fruits. Flavour of malt and a bitter finish. --- BeerItsNice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4712) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
Bottle. Vibrant amber looking beer with a strongish white head. The aroma is lightly toffee and hopped, and the flavour is very strongly bitter, roasted and toffee. Overall a strongly flavoured beer, maybe too toffee and bitter after a while of drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2007
Bottle - London Creamy copper and completely average. Smells good, tastes nice and gives some hop satisfaction. But immediately forgotten when the next ale was sampled.

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