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


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask: Regular.
Reduced from 5.5% to 5% abv before May 2013.
A strong, citrus, zingy ale. Deceptively light in colour with zesty taste and a lingering hop finish. A well known and respected strong ale.
The Bishop’s Tipple is brewed from 94% low colour malt from Optic barley and 6% cane sugar. Bitterness units of 38-42 are obtained from substantial quantities of Saaz and Styrian Goldings hops. One third of these are reserved for the hopback plates for enhanced flavour and aroma.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1975) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, - NOV 6, 2012
On cask Ruishton Inn (9/6/12) - Deep amber body with a medium white head. Nose of caramel and fruit with a bit of hop. The flavour was sweet, with more fruit, brown sugar and a warming alcohol finish.

Gary (2054) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2017
Cask @ the welfare tavern. Fruit cake in liquid format. It’s an old man beer and that’s why Blackhaddock has scored it highly. I love you really, Jezza !! Caramel covered apples ..earthy hop buds refreshingly chewy . That fruut cake texture is lovely..

Camons (13017) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2017
Cask @ St. Jude brewery Tawern, Ipswich. Pours golden with an offwhite head. Aroma of malt, wood, grass, white sugar, little fruit, light bitter citrus. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, malt, grass, light lemonpeel. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation, dry and light bitter finish. 150217

saxo (19273) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2017
Cask @ St. Jude’s. Small head with short duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, hops, flowers, malt and has a sweet fruity finish.

jjsint (3434) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2017 From Gibbs Mew to Ushers to Wadworth, this beer has been passed around far too much. Handpull cask at the Eagle, Cambridge. Dark gold with a hint of red. Nice loose off-white head. Smells like a sulphur bomb, like all too many of Wadworth’s beers. Except it’s not. It’s noticeably sweet, with gentle orchard fruit, banana and chalky, earthy hop. Not perfect but very moreish. I quite like this.

BlackHaddock (7574) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2016
At last I come across the cask version of this beer (I love the bottled version). Hand pulled half-pint on 25th Oct 2016 in The Pheasant, Wellington Shropshire, what a pity I was on a mission otherwise I would have stayed drinking all afternoon. Anyway the beer poured a warm amber colour with a creamy textured white head. Malts first and foremost followed by some fruity notes and then bittering hops, this order was in both the aroma and taste with the flavours melting into each other seamlessly. Loved each sip and savored the time spent on my own, lost in a beery world of happiness.

Benzai (16527) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2016
Sampled @ GBBF Day 2. Clear golden color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, a hint of apple peel, bitter. Decent body and carbonation. Meh.

thomat (4091) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
Cask @ GBBF 2016. Golden with a tiny white head. Fruity and herbal tones. Fruit, malt, hops and spice. Medium body with a nice bitter/fruity finish.

Beerhunter111 (22214) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2016
Gbbf. Klares bernsteinfarbenes Bier. Geruch mild zitronig, harzig bitter. Geschmack mild hopfig, nussig, etwas Karamell.

gegwilson (3784) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2016
Cask in a Wadworth pub in Woolverton. golden with a white head. Light citrus aroma. The taste s citrus over biscuit. Lightly syrupy with a bitte finish. OK.

AaronTDubs (500) - - MAY 19, 2016
Golden color. Low carbonation. Bright aroma of biscuity malt and some hops, dried fruit. Has a zingy fruity flavor. Starts bright with a bit of acidity and sweetness, almost berry-like. Finishes with a lingering hoppiness. Overall, a very balanced beer. Easy to drink and very tasty.

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