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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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BA SCORE
86
very good

103 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 9
Gots: 10 | 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:
Beer added by: wl0307 on 03-21-2010

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3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle best by 1/28/15 poured into a pint glass
A: Light orange color with a one-finger head that quickly settles
S: Malt, caramel, a touch sweet just a hint of hops and an odd metallic finish
T: Matches the nose. Malt-forward with hops for balance, caramel/a bit sweet but nothing unpleasant
M: Medium-bodied, a bit sweet
O: Drinkable but I'm in no rush to re-visit. May be worth trying fresh rather than the last best-by date

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3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.77/5  rDev +24.2%

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3.48/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of JackieKu
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.88/5  rDev +27.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.04/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of drew74
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of gutbucket2
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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.

Photo of seedyone
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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

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3.84/5  rDev 0%

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3.6/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.8/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.9/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of hosehead83
3.83/5  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.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Phocion
3.87/5  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.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Fuller's Bengal Lancer (Bottle-Conditioned) from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
86 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.