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Discovery Blonde Beer - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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81
good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  3.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wl0307 on 05-27-2005)
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

AndreBileski, Jul 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

mrbigpappa, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

rawknrall, Nov 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

dcmchew, Nov 01, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev +12.1%

Served in a pint glass

A: golden, clear, small head, decent retention.

S: hoppy, grapefruit.

T: fairly sweet, light citrus, wheaty bitter finish provides balance.

M: smooth, crisp, light.

O: a proper session beer, subtle flavours keep you interested and provide depth but abv won’t cause problems.

jonb5, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

dmorgan310, May 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Ciocanelu, May 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

NightINgale, Jan 26, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev +7.9%

A: Light golden with a nice creamy head that dissapears very soon.

S: Very malty with some fruits and a little bit honey.

T: Frutty and hopsy. Not so complicated.

M: Average carbonation, light, refreshing. Dry finish

O: Very nice light bodied Ale. Will be great for a hot day

Alex-by, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of tbeckett
3/5  rDev -15.7%

tbeckett, Jan 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

CommonRider, Oct 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Maiacetus, Oct 22, 2012
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

pin, Jul 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

MarkoBlazic, Jun 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

MEP, Jun 11, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

petluo, May 08, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +13.2%

yeasty and wheaty aroma

tastes quite tart,like a bead -like cake,or a tea cake perhaps.

a bit watered down as it is fullers session beer and is probably the weakest of their main beers it is also not as good as there ESB , london Porter, or london pride,

little head on this honey colored (red/gold)ale
great hops and refreshing clean/dry after taste.
nice little ale as always with fullers

cervezango, Apr 11, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev +3.4%

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a straight pint glass.

Pours a golden colour with a nice head that fades down quickly, minimal lacing too.

Smells faintly fresh and malty.

Tastes nice, well balanced between hops and malts with just a fresh citrusy kick.

Overall a lovely drinkable beer.

CwrwAmByth, Apr 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

supermeniscus, Feb 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

galluch, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

MishaEriksson, Jan 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

kelvarnsen, Nov 30, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

I had an Imperial pint of this at a pub on a recent visit to London. In general I don't live british ales (they're a little malty for my taste) but I always like to try something new. This one was pretty interesting and, from what I hear, new.

Appearance is blonde, as the name would suggest. Cask pull so not very carbonated. As with most english ales, very cloudy.

Aroma was a little light. Some malt, maybe a hint of hops.

Flavor was light but distinctly different from the other british ales. A little more bit and a bit more refreshing.

Overall a good beer, especially on a hot afternoon.

david18, Sep 19, 2011
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3.63/5  rDev +2%

Golden to amber colour with a foamy white head on top. The head starts about a finger width tall before gradually reducing in size & leaving a thick, foamy lacing.

A sweet & incredibly fruity aroma. A strong citrus & tropical fruit mix that works well & is very summery on the nose.

Very sweet & quite fruity too although not as strong as the smell. There is some pineapple & citrus fruit along with a bread like taste. The finish is a mild bitter one.

Medium bodied & a little chewy on the tongue but highly drinkable with a slight fizz to it.

A real surprise & not what I was expecting from this beer at all. It is a lot more fruity than I would have though & very nice indeed.

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flyingpig, Jul 16, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev +3.4%

500 ml bottle, 4.5% ABV

Pours pale orange with dense white head that leaves rings of patchy lacing. Aroma is fruity and loads of fresh floral hops.

Taste is weak floral hops balanced with sweetish malt, later fruity notes start to appear that dominate aftertaste as well. Body is light with moderate carbonation.

Drinkable and rather unassuming pale ale.

atis, Jul 15, 2011
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Discovery Blonde Beer from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
81 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.