Bishops Finger | Shepherd Neame Ltd

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shepherd Neame Ltd
England, United Kingdom
shepherd-neame.co.uk

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
277
Reviews:
113
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
15.07%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
55
For Trade:
0
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Photo of gumbee86
2.6/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Definite toffee notes. A bit too gassy for me with a hoppy but sweet aftertaste. Lingers bitter on the tongue.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.87/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A great gift from a new friend from across the pond----THANKS IAN!

This classic ESB pours a beautiful brownish red from the clear bottle with a nice off white head of foam that lasts long with great lacing. Nose of caramel malts, dark berries notes of raspberries and some strawberry, and a good dose of floral hops. Flavors exceed the nose with caramel malts dancing about raspberry tartness and beautiful floral hops. Nice carbonation makes for an easy refreshing brew. Finish is long and moderately bitter with a touch of tartness. An excellent example of a quality ESB.

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Photo of KingSlayer
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of qrazvan
4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mytu420
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spointon
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FZR23
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sharpee1937
2.95/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very hoppy, smooth and fragrant.

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Photo of sephyrott
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RickyS
4.01/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BoljaBoy52
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thommo_nk
3.24/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Foley67
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodzm14
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KMcGrath
3.1/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tokyotippler
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of moley
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of ckollias
3.76/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Dandy-Andy
5/5  rDev +37%

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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Photo of Wer34truh
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Drummermean
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Keegan
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Bishops Finger from Shepherd Neame Ltd
3.65 out of 5 based on 277 ratings.
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