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Bishops Finger - Shepherd Neame Ltd

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BA SCORE
83
good

192 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 192
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.85%
Wants: 7
Gots: 17 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-25-2001)
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FLima

Brazil

3.64/5  rDev -0.5%

Copper color with three fingers of fluffy head with short retention, but leaving laces.
Light aroma of English noble hops, caramel and malt sweetness.
Flavor of English hops, caramel malt, nuts and currants with hints of pepper and minerals. Bitter than what I expected which is welcome. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light to medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Very flavorful beer, balancing malt sweetness with a pleasant bitterness. Not overly complex, but it is assertive.

09-14-2013 21:36:25 | More by FLima
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Geert

Netherlands

3.4/5  rDev -7.1%

A: nice brown colour, very clear. Small head which lasts.
S: Low in aroma, some dark malt. I'm thinking I smell some Brett.
T: Nice toffee malt. Fairly bitter.
M: Quite dry, highly carbonated for an English ale.
O: Misses something in aroma and taste/mouthfeel could be fuller.

09-12-2013 20:19:29 | More by Geert
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

09-02-2013 18:12:32 | More by hansavijaticar
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SoPeL

Poland

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-14-2013 17:48:03 | More by SoPeL
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Johnq1964

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

08-11-2013 12:22:03 | More by Johnq1964
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SimonTja

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-10-2013 03:09:02 | More by SimonTja
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Paccamacca

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-22-2013 19:07:57 | More by Paccamacca
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the_danish_swede

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-27-2013 01:24:28 | More by the_danish_swede
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olibeer22

California

4.5/5  rDev +23%

06-24-2013 04:55:01 | More by olibeer22
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Appearance: Amber; clear; frothy, beige, long-lasting head

Aroma: Slight dried fruit; malt; light floral hops

Taste: Peppery hops and juicy malt on start; sweet, malty fruity on mid; dry and hoppy on finish

Remarks: Very refreshing and well balanced

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

06-15-2013 22:33:47 | More by IchLiebeBier
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Imaster

Sweden

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-15-2013 08:04:48 | More by Imaster
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Robert-Simmonds

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-12-2013 21:41:12 | More by Robert-Simmonds
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

05-25-2013 13:11:08 | More by Slatetank
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-24-2013 14:22:55 | More by Ciocanelu
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jonb5

United Kingdom (England)

3.58/5  rDev -2.2%

Half litre bottle, poured into pint glass.

A: Brown, small off white head, clear.

S: The malt used for this really reminded me of the malt used in some beers from Bamberg, had a real malty sharpness. There were also notes of slightly sour fruits.

T: Burnt caramel which was balanced out by some bitterness, had hints of wheat and dark chocolate. Possibly some Fuggles hop.

M: Medium body, smooth, moderate carbonation.

O: Fairly wintery, not a bad ESB but not the best.

05-20-2013 10:31:06 | More by jonb5
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djura

Serbia

3.35/5  rDev -8.5%

Found it in Romania.

A - Very beautiful amber to cherry red color. One finger foam lasting few minutes. Lots of bubbles staying couple of minutes.
S - To be honest,didn't feel nothing written on the bottle. Mostly fine pale aromas.
T/M - It is high bitter,and that is ok,but it is to much carbonated. Tick,caramel taste.

O - Above average,fine ale.

04-08-2013 07:34:43 | More by djura
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OrangeWillis

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +23%

04-02-2013 20:27:16 | More by OrangeWillis
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Radome

California

3/5  rDev -18%

Poured from a 500 ml bottle bought in England.

A - Deep copper color, orange highlights. Brilliant clarity. Bone colored head piles 1 inch high and is fluffy, then fades to thick sheet with serious lacing.

S - Aroma is full of earthy English hops, but somehow they don't come across as fresh. Nothing else makes it through.

T - Taste is a mix of light bready malt and earthy hops. Not overly complex. The hops only provide light to moderate bitterness, yet somehow they seem a bit harsh. There is a metallic note that detracts at first, then disappears.

M - Medium body. Smooth, creamy carbonation. Low hops bitterness. No alcohol presence.

O - A forgettable beer. Other than appearance, I don't think anything about it stands out from the crowd.

03-28-2013 23:18:14 | More by Radome
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-10-2013 20:15:24 | More by spycow
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Jungleyors

Spain

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

03-07-2013 23:03:13 | More by Jungleyors
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rulisekmartin

Czech Republic

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-01-2013 19:52:43 | More by rulisekmartin
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Aliano

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

02-22-2013 19:37:02 | More by Aliano
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United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -18%

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Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +36.6%

02-05-2013 23:42:48 | More by Wservati
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Russian Federation

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-27-2013 02:26:15 | More by NightINgale
Bishops Finger from Shepherd Neame Ltd
83 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.