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Wild River - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
80
good

44 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: flyingpig on 08-20-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Sammy1987, Tuesday at 03:01 PM
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Sarmento, Nov 12, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +4%

A: Light copper body with strings of bubbles. Chunky off-white head. Good lacing.
S: A lovely, perfumey fruitiness.
T: Ooh, a bit too dry and bitter. Needs some caramel to soften it up. It's hoppy with a very plain malt character. As it warms I get some citrusy honey, echoes of London Pride, and it's slightly sweeter. A hollow sort of chlorinated flavour in the finish.
O: Not great. Expected more from Fullers.

Hoppsbabo, Nov 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

MaSaiani, Nov 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

satyrcan, Oct 28, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev +0.6%

Yalcin, Oct 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

BillRoth, Oct 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

factoide, Oct 07, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42.2%

PJu, Sep 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Drummermean, Sep 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Howlader, Sep 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

katiatanner, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of jonb5
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Pint served in shaker, initial haze cleared, bronze, clear, small head, moderate retention, no bubbles. S: Earthy sour fruity aroma pointed to use of the Fuggles hop, mild citrus suggested a Cascade style hop. T: Citrus fruits, predominantly grapefruit, wheat, some sweetness which was balanced out by an earthy bitter finish. M: Very smooth, low carbonation, nice texture, went down well without it being sticky. O: A sessionable summery beer, good addition to the Fuller’s range. Not too strong with decent depth.

jonb5, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

GregaR, Aug 29, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +7.5%

TipTapAsa, Aug 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

dmorgan310, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Kroehny_Loves_Hops, Jul 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

AndreBileski, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of heygeebee
2.89/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

From Beer Cartel. BB dec 2014.

A - golden clear body, poor head and film.

S - grains, hint peach and mango. More Pilsner than APA.

T - quite fruity and moderately hoppy, but still not quite what I would call an APA. Somewhat earthy hops on palate.

M - watery.

O - yes this is new wave British brewing, with low alcohol takes on US styles, but I guess it's maybe 6 months old and it shows. Expensive, too, so you can't session it which I guess is the intent.

heygeebee, May 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

mizx, May 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

vinicole, Apr 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

windypete, Apr 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

pin, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.41/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2015. Picked up a little while back from a supermarket. Described on the label as a double-hopped pale ale containing a blend of Liberty, Willamette, Cascade and Chinook. Looks like Fuller's are taking on those craft brewers!

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A bright, clear golden-amber hue with light carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before collapsing to a wispy surface layer. Aroma of fruity hops with hints of lime, citrus, white grape, mild caramel, ale yeast and faint stewed hops. A twinge of buttery diacetyl lurks in the background. Could stand extra maturing.

Tastes of spicy, fruity hops with an intense bitter finish. Notes of lime, mild grapefruit, citrus, white grape, subtle grass/hay, faint caramel, ale yeast and stewed hops. A whisper of diacetyl. Well-attenuated, followed by a strident hoppy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with pleasant carbonation and decent body. Could be a shade thicker. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of bitter hops, fruitiness and faint malt.

Pretty good - goes down a treat. Looks OK, though the head doesn't hang around. Aroma is hoppy but subdued. Flavour is a bit more punchy; fruity with good bitterness. Body is alright. Not perfect - needs extra maturing before bottling and I reckon the malt could be beefed up slightly. However, it's the ideal brew for a warm day. Worth sampling if you come across it.

jazzyjeff13, Mar 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

intoxabroad, Mar 08, 2014
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Wild River from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
80 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.