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Bengal Lancer - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
85
very good

93 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mike130 on 03-13-2010)
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4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Crystal clear yellow. Nice light beige head. Excellent lacing.

S/T - Slightly hop forward with floral and grassy notes, but the sweet malt bill is definitely discernible. Slight acetyldhyde/fruity yeast ester.

M - Medium bodied, well carbonated. Definitely stickier than some of their other options.

O - Probably one of my more preferred English IPAs, not that it's a style I particularly gravitate towards.

Serving type: bottle

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irishpaulie

United Kingdom (England)

3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured in a straight English ale pint glass.

A - Pours a golden colour, honey like. Fizzy head dissipates quickly but not completely. Obvious carbonation.

S - Malty and spicy, caramel, lime, bruised apple,

T - Nice bitter flavours with a malty backbone. Hops are present but not at the forefront. Perfumed, lavender, caramel, cider apple, cinnamon, orange peel, malt. Proper bitter aftertaste.

M - Nice crisp bitter bite, light creamy carbonation at the right level.

O - Very nice session type IPA, good balance of bitterness from hops and the body from the malt and good level of carbonation. A solid big production IPA.

Serving type: bottle

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3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Found on tap at 1600 Bier Haus in Calgary, must be fairly new there. The recipe for this beer appears in Steele's excellent monograph on IPAs. I glanced at the taps and noticed a purple "Fuller's IPA" sticker, which matches the name on a bottle at home in the beer fridge. Hmmm. A little research reveals that these are in fact the same beer, with the less evocative Fuller's IPA being the name appearing on the bottle-conditioned version. I imagine there could be subtle taste differences between the beer on tap and in the bottle. We'll eventually find out. For now, the Bengal Lancer I tried here arrived in an authentic Fuller's pint glass, a mellow dark honey/amber color with around an inch of off-white foam that left an intricate spider-web pattern on the glass. Nose is sweet and fruity, a smooth tangerine or sour peach aroma, maybe some red berries, and a decent dose of earthy peppery hops. This brew is 98% pale malt (2% crystal) and the malts do not emerge on the nose much, although there is a subtle but complex undercurrent of mellow bread crust and caramel buttressing a nonaggressive earthy bitterness from the English hops, the aforementioned citrus and stone fruit notes accompanied by another sweet fruit flavor almost like white grapes (!), a minty herbal undercurrent, a little leather. Chives?? There is another green flavor besides the mint, perhaps from the dry-hopping. All quite interesting and not in the damning via faint praise way. Very smooth semi-chewy body with a tastefully moderate degree of carbonation. Comparable to the excellent London Pride pale ale but with some added hoppy intricacies.

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2013 06:25:17 | More by CalgaryFMC
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Georgia

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Bengal Lancer from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
85 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.