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Comments found on the internet from Bishops Finger drinkers worldwide:
Try any ale you like but you cannot find another that you keep coming back to time and again like this one. It is a masterpiece. Satisfying and complex with a stunning balance of malt and hops with a finish that explodes on your tongue. Try it with a good Stilton and your taste buds will go berserk!
Excellent. Hearty, rich, many layers. Very satisfying! The best English bottled beer I've tried in the last couple of years!
I am a new ale drinker and I think this is the most gorgeous alcoholic drink ever to be created.
Spitfire is acceptable and reliable, but Bishops Finger is a real decent ale. From first gulp to last swallow it always pleases and delights. It invites you to sit down and relax, and gently encourages you to take another pint. Not a session beer at all, but a pint to enjoy. Master Brew is a session beer - something clean to throw down your neck; Bishops Finger is one to study.
Bishop's Finger: an absolutely smooth ale. Only had the chance to imbibe in one bottle while visiting from the US...any chance of getting it in the other hemisphere? It is superb!!!
A fabulous beer, I recommend it to any person with a taste for fine ales.
I don´t think beer can get closer to Cognac... what a fine taste, my all-time favourite.
Yes, the taste is perfect. However, immediately smelling the vapour from a freshly opened bottle is heaven. Be quick, the smell for those first two or three seconds is of beer at its absolute best.
A rather splendid beer. Sometimes referred to as "Nun's Delight"...at least in my neck of the woods.
Very malty with a strong aftertaste that refreshes the palate
Kentish strong ale of golden brown colour, good head, malty aroma with caramel and oak. Nutty flavour, well hopped, "raw" in the edges (which I like). Would love to try this one cask conditioned!
Quite fortunately, I live in Faversham, and also work in one of Shepherd Neame's pubs. I've gotten to try pretty much every Bitter they produce, and, second to their "Harvest Ale" (only brewed for the hop festival I believe) I would say that Bishop's Finger is one of the finest examples of English ale out there.
Eye:-Red with highlights of amber and brown. A rich, long-lasting cream-coloured head. lightly effervescent.
Nose:- A rich malty aroma.
Mouth:- Sweet at the start and throughout, but also hoppy. Very silky mouth-feel with a gentle tang. Nice bitter finish and after-taste.
Verdict:- A prize-winner! Made to be savoured. Definitely not a kiddie beer.
The Finger was the first SN brew I tasted, and I still prefer it to Spitfire. Hoppy with a malty hint it's exactly what I want an English ale to taste like. Long may it continue.
I miss UK beer. Beer is the only 'souvenier' that we bring back to the States. Bishop's Finger is the favourite.
Cracking pint, strong taste, absolute heaven to drink.