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Bishops Finger - Shepherd Neame Ltd

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212 Ratings
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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.57%
Wants: 8
Gots: 27 | 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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4.11/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Got this at a visit to my first Irish pub in years at the Moynihans on Madeira.
It was served in the Bishops finger Pint glass and drunk on the breezy terrace with the ocean in view.

Offwhite creamy head that left substatial lacing and reduced slowly to a rim. Body is a clear amber with not much bubbles to mention.
Nose is a flowery English hop, caramel and sweet cherries. Nice!
Taste follows nose with the hops being more resinous and piney. And this addictive caramel flavor.
Body is medium and a bit flat but suits the style though not being English, I miss my bubbles.
Overall a really good example of the style that differs from the Fuller's ESB by the flowery hops. It seems I love this style.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.26/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Poured it from the bottle into a pint glass and it is a deep, dark copper with a large frothy head that reduced fairly quickly, leaving a little constant ring.

Smell: Smells chocolatey and rich, though not too strong

Taste: Tastes like chocolate and nut

Feel: Feels both smooth and fizzy at the same time when held in the mouth. My tongue started to tingle.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours deep copper with a small off.white head that don not stay longer. Small lacing

S - Moderate maltiness, some hops notes and fruity esters.

T - Medium bitterness that stays for long. Maltiness is evident with some notes of caramel.

M - In the mouth feels medium-bodied, Medium carbonation

O - A very good Strong Bitter with the right amount of bitterness to make it easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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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.

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Bishops Finger from Shepherd Neame Ltd
83 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.