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Bishops Finger - Shepherd Neame Ltd

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BA SCORE
83
good

219 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.3%
Wants: 9
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shepherd Neame Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-25-2001

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Ratings: 219 | Reviews: 102
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3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.01/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.36/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thommo_nk
3.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Foley67
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodzm14
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KMcGrath
3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tokyotippler
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of moley
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of ckollias
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Dandy-Andy
5/5  rDev +36.6%

My absolute favorite! I used to buy the Bishop for $5.00 a pint when I lived in Japan. Can't seem to find it here in the US though :(

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Drummermean
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Keegan
3/5  rDev -18%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
4.6/5  rDev +25.7%

Appearance – Amber red in the glass with a decent two finger head that has slightly below average retention. The head dies to a lace cover and leaves some spotty lace in the glass but this is minimal and there is minimal CO2 activity in the glass. (4.5)

Smell – The bouquet is very complex. There is a pleasant aroma of red fruit/berries including strawberry, raspberry and cherry. There is also a smell of roasted malts, treacle, raisin and prune. This is all rounded off by a very faint whiff of alcohol solvent. (4.8)

Taste – This beer has a taste that is similar to the nose. There is a lovely roasted toffee/treacle taste running through the whole experience. The middle is dominated by fruity berry tastes similar to the smell; there is strawberry, raspberry, loganberry, blackberry, cherry and some prune. The back end of this beer is a wonderful bitter kick similar to coffee but earthier and sharper. (4.8)

Mouthfeel – This beer is very creamy, and has a good full mouth feel and supports amazing linger. (4.5)

Overall – This one is an absolute beast of a bitter! The sweet fruity front is balanced perfectly by the dark bitter back end and there (4.6)

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of stephenlee
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Bishops Finger from Shepherd Neame Ltd
83 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.