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Bengal Lancer - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
85
very good

98 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 42
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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cratez

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cask at the King Edward in Ilderton, ON. A brand new, seasonal English IPA from Fuller's. Hazy burnt orange with amber hues, two fingers of white head, and drapes of lacing down the nonic. Gorgeous looking beer. Smell is floral and citrusy hops, peaches, and bready yeast from the cask conditioning. Taste is sweet pale malts, caramel, biscuit, nectarine, grapefruit, and a mild, herbal hoppiness to end. There's plenty of humulus lupulus here, but not much bitterness in the flavour. Delicate, medium mouthfeel is juicy, refreshing, flash of hop spice, light and fleeting dryness to finish. A session ale in my books, as I had no trouble quaffing three pints. Thanks for bringing this in, Rich!

Serving type: cask

04-02-2010 17:07:13 | More by cratez
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4.18/5  rDev +10%
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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.

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United Kingdom (England)

3.8/5  rDev 0%
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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.

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Alberta (Canada)

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.

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Bengal Lancer from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
85 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.