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Fuller's Bengal Lancer (Bottle-Conditioned) - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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Fuller's Bengal Lancer (Bottle-Conditioned)Fuller's Bengal Lancer (Bottle-Conditioned)

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very good

94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: wl0307 on 03-21-2010)
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Photo of gutbucket2
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

A: poured clear amber with reasonably lasting white head.
S: little detected. Perhaps grassy hop.
T: stale hops.
M: medium.
O: a disappointing beer. The flavour is poor.

gutbucket2, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of seedyone
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

07/25/12 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Way too bitter for a second. simply too much going on for here & now.

seedyone, Oct 05, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +0.3%

CharleyMingus, Oct 01, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -6%

Drummermean, Sep 26, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

k3ve, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

GregaR, Aug 28, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +1.8%

KristijanG, Aug 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

trevordglenn, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of hosehead83
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a standard pint glass.
Chill-hazed gold in color, with a big cloud-deck of off-white foam.
Aroma-Faint toasted malt, hop note
Taste-Herbal, earthy hops, touch of spicy yeast. Subtle flavors in the English fashion. Very drinkable and refreshing.

hosehead83, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Eramen
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Eramen, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of Phocion
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500ml bottle dated best before July 17th, 2014. Poured into Imperial nonic. Slightly hazy medium-gold color with a frothy off-white head. Moderate retention and splotchy lacing.

Aroma is biscuity malts with floral and earthy hops. Light spicy hoppiness. Slight grassiness, controlled diacetyl buttery aromas, and cracked grain. Ever so slight hint of fruity esters.

Flavor is light and well-balanced, leaning slightly towards the malty side. Buttered biscuit and fairly grassy/earthy. I have a feeling that this is supposed to be slightly hoppier, but since we're still before the best by date (even if just barely), I don't feel bad about reviewing. Slightly dry, spicy finish.

Mouthfeel is especially pleasant. Medium bodied and light-medium carbonation, about fitting for a bottle-conditioned English IPA. Soft and creamy mouthfeel

Overall, this is a good but not thrilling beer. My palate tends to lean towards English styles, but Bengal Lancer doesn't excite even me. Perhaps a fresher bottle may change my mind.

Phocion, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of kersjous
4.25/5  rDev +11%

kersjous, Jun 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

hansavijaticar, Jun 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

HabiMendes, May 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

RSNewbill, May 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

shoretaxi, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

robotiks, Apr 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

pixieskid, Apr 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

windypete, Apr 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

djrn2, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of Kenee
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Medium light colour. Thin liquid. Only a slight aroma, delicate and floral. Very light floral bitter initial mouthfeel. Slightly sweet back bone with a very mild malt flavour. Nice mild dry/bitterness.

Not going to knock you off your chair but lots to love about this beer. Beautiful, delicate, floral, magic.

Very good beer

Kenee, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

16.9 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a semi-clear copper color. The head is three fingers high, and barely off-white in shade. It has pretty decent retention and an inconsistent texture that betrays a solid hop profile. Quite a bit of lacing is left on the glass. This one looks pretty damn good.

S: As soon as I crack open the bottle, I get a nice whiff of stone fruits. While the nice fruitiness stays the course, it's joined by some slightly minty hops. The malt is prevalent - bringing some solid toffee notes - but stays just restrained enough as to not obstruct the other qualities. I'm really enjoying the nose a lot.

T: This is a soft, subtle beer in many aspects. Caramel malts open this one up, but at no point is this beer overly sweet. It has a gently hopped finish, providing notes of apricot, earth, mint, and pine. Even some welcome cream sneaks into the back end. The problem with this beer is that it's subdued in general - it's pleasant, don't get me wrong, just a bit bland.

M: I really like how airy and dry this feels on the tongue - it practically evaporates on my palate. In spite of this, and the decent carbonation, it's unbelievably creamy and soft on the palate. I wish most 'Murican IPAs felt this good on the tongue. Come to think of it, I'm drinking this beer more for its excellent mouthfeel than its flavor profile.

O: The flavor is a bit lacking, but everything else about this beer delivers. If this beer was even a little bolder, it would be a genuinely great IPA. This would be a great offering for beginners who hate bitterness - it's not over-malted, has decent hop flavors, along with a genuinely soft feel. Definitely worth sampling, and I might even buy it again.

ThisWangsChung, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of rulisekmartin
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

rulisekmartin, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of fx20736
4.6/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bought a case of 12 500 ml bottles from Beers of the World for $ 56.39 on 3/02/14. Poured into a nonic, served cool.

appearance: hazy, apricot shade of amber with a one finger French Vanilla colored head. Creamy coat of lacing.

smell: classic English Pale aroma of fruitiness with a mild earthiness.

taste: thick bready malt with a n orange marmalade mix of sweet and bitter.

mouthfeel: slippery but solid. Excellent.

overall: the epitome of English beer. Exquisite.

fx20736, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of CaptDavyJones
4/5  rDev +4.4%

CaptDavyJones, Feb 26, 2014
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Fuller's Bengal Lancer (Bottle-Conditioned) from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
86 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.