Wadworth The Bishop’s Tipple (Bottle)

Brewed by Wadworth
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Devizes, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Bottle - filtered. Released by Wadworth in August 2005.
Previously known as Usher’s Bishop’s Tipple at 5.5%. Moved back to original ABV (6.5%) and recipe when Wadworth acquired the brand. However, the ABV has since been reduced to 5.5%, in line with the cask version.

The Bishop’s Tipple has been a legend amongst ale drinkers since it was first brewed in 1973 to celebrate the inauguration of George Reindorp as Bishop of Salisbury. It always was deceptively drinkable for a higher strength beer, tasting both complex and delicate at the same time; now our head brewer, Trevor Holmes, has spiced it up a little to make it even more lusciously aromatic - a crisp, turbo-hopped brew with wonderful citrus flavours, a real beer to savour.
Wadworth Bishop’s Tipple is a pale gold beer, brewed from low colour Optic barley with a small proportion of cane sugar added to give it a smooth, easy drinking palate. The beer was fermented at low temperature with a special yeast, carefully chosen to avoid the fruity ester flavours often associated with higher alcohol beers.
The two hops used are the classic low acidity Saaz variety from Bohemia, a vital ingredient in many Czech lagers and renowned for its delicate peppery bitterness; and an equal portion by bitterness strength of Styrian Goldings hops, which contribute a smooth, rich bitterness underpinned by a spicy citrus finish. One third of the hop grist is reserved for a late infusion, so as to extract and enhance the aromatic hop oils in the brew.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
john44 (3000) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2017
Bottle. Amber Gold. Malty (toasty malts, caramel). Fruity (citrus). Spicy. Hoppy (grassy hops). Noticeable alcohol hit. Harsh bitter finish. Didn’t enjoy it. (2008)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros IX (129) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2017
Bottle also from Tesco Marlborough - what are the chances! This is a good, strong bitter/IPA hybrid and very tasty it is too. It’s nice and cloudy with a good hit of malt and hops. There is a strong taste of fruit and the alcohol is nicely forward.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3870) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2016
Bottle, from Tesco, Marlborough. Faintly hazy orange gold, thin but lasting white head and good condition. Pleasant but restrained lemony sweet citrus and hop resin in the nose, full bodied and with a slight spiciness in the mouth but still predominantly citrusy lemon with a background chalky mineral bitterness, finish is slightly bitter with a hint of yeast and a slight worty graininess lingering

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Swaroga (2207) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 26, 2016
50cl bottle. Slightly cloudy golden with medium head. The beer has regular cat piss aroma along with traditional bread, grains, some lemons zest and flowers. Mouth feel is watery with moderate carbonation. The taste is dry with herbal and medicinal bitterness. Good thing it’s not overwhelming. Still it makes the beer hard to drink when fixated on that off flavor. Drain pour for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LazyPyro (924) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear-hazy copper orange colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, dried/dark fruit. Taste also malty, sweet, citrus, with a light hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ndburns (190) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2016
500ml bottle from the brewer at Cheltenham Food and Drink festival. Pours a light amber with small white head, medium visible carbonation. Aroma is caramel, malt, raisin. Taste is similar, quite sweet, only a touch of bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
waltz (96) - - MAR 31, 2016
Notas de malte remetendo a caramelo e frutas amarelas. Carbonatação media e baixa formação de espuma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (19361) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle from Whistlestop, London. Clear dark golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity and moderate hoppy - grass. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 260316

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lrkmilani (125) - BRAZIL - MAR 25, 2016
Had it from a bottle. Good beer. Easy drinkability. Better served cold. Good level of bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vidmidia (286) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - MAR 15, 2016
Cobreada, límpida. Espuma média de média duração. Aroma floral com alguma madeira. Sabor amargo equilibrado com notas resinosas, gramíneas, levemente cítricas (capim limão) e de pimenta, além e um leve toque de sal. Retrogosto amargo com final resinoso.

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