Rich malts, some bitterness, hints of brown sugar, dried fruit, orange and spices
Malty roast, toffee, berries, orange, spices
Served at 12-14° C as a social drink, with poultry, beef, pork or home cooking
The name Bishops Finger refers to the finger-shaped signposts which pointed pilgrims to the tomb of Saint Thomas of Canterbury. It was the first strong ale to be brewed by Shepherd Neame when malt rationing ceased after the second world war in the late 1950s.
Bishops Finger holds EU Protected Geographical Indication and can only be brewed by the head brewer on a Friday using only natural ingredients, Kentish hops and barley, and the brewery's own artesian mineral water.