Bengal Lancer - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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3.46/5 rDev -8.9%
On tap at Union Jack in Indianapolis.
A: Clear honey color with maybe a finger of head and little retention.
S: Sweet malts, roasted nuts, a bit of honey and some hops. More subdued but varied compared to American IPAs
T: Pretty much the nose but with slightly more hop bite. Good but not great.
M: A bit weak on the carbonation and medium bodied.
It's okay but unmemorable.
07-15-2014 23:20:19 | More by RyanPoff
4.18/5 rDev +10%
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.
06-25-2014 20:13:18 | More by Zach136
United Kingdom (England)
3.8/5 rDev 0%
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.
03-09-2014 19:22:38 | More by irishpaulie
3.85/5 rDev +1.3%
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.
12-27-2013 06:25:17 | More by CalgaryFMC
Bengal Lancer from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
85 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.