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


on tap

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   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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fonefan (50690) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2010

Bottle 500ml. @ home.

Alc. 5.5%. Clear medium orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, hay - grass, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass - hay, buttery hops, sulfur notes. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average duration, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100628]

yespr (47043) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2009
50 cL bottle. Pours almost clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild citrusy and vague astray like hoppy. Sweet, mild peachy fruity and mild citrusy. Smooth peachy and fruity hops flavoured finish with a lingering light sweetness.

Ungstrup (38243) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2009
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of citrus, malt, elderflowers, and hops. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of straw and elderflowers. Thanks yespr for sharing.

anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-whit ehead. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy aroma. Fruity malty sweetish bitter hoppy flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.

oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 9, 2010
Bottled (from bierzwerg.de, 5.5 % ABV according to label). Hazy ambery golden olour with mediumsized off-white head, that leaves some lace. Aroma is floral hops as well as some grass along with mild notes of spies. Flavour is floral and fruity hops along with some caramel malts and some slight wooden notes. Longlasting bittery finish.

cgarvieuk (25724) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2007 Amber coloured ale ... grapefruit hop ...with a strong malty fruity if a touch medicinal ... orange peel ... little syrupy ... strength shows through.

Papsoe (25059) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Label now only shows 5.5 % ABV. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber with an off-white, lacinh head. Aroma of skewed British hops and vitamin C. Medium body, nuts, caramel and British hops that leave a solid bitterness. 230909

Leighton (22050) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2017
Bottle at home in Hackney - sourced via Ocado. Pours clear orangeish gold with a lasting, frothy white head. The nose holds lightly toasted grains, citrus fruits, a little jam, bread. Light sweet flavour with mild leafy hops, a little dried grass, more subtly toasted grains and bread, citrus. Light bodied with average carboantion. Decently well balanced on the finish, with bread crust, husky grains, orange, some rindy and grassy bitterness. Good and drinkable beer.

Rasmus40 (21695) - 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

saxo (19278) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2010
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are malt, hops, butter and citrus.

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