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Wild River - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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44 Ratings
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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%

dsolonenko, Nov 02, 2013
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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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3.72/5  rDev +7.5%

TipTapAsa, Aug 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

intoxabroad, Mar 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Ciocanelu, Dec 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

GregaR, Aug 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Kroehny_Loves_Hops, Jul 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

JohnQVD, Aug 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

katiatanner, Sep 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Drummermean, Sep 26, 2014
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3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Drank from my Ciney sniffer

A - Pours a rich Golden colour with a white head that reduces quickly

S - Decent hop backed by malt

T - Up front some nice hop notes the malt is nicely balanced the finish is slightly bitter.

M - Medium body and low to medium carbonation.

O - A very session able APA

eric5bellies, Jan 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

vinicole, Apr 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

pin, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear lemon yellow body with spotty sporadic microscopic white bubbled head

The aroma is mainly honey but muted

On the tongue it kicks off with that lemon citrus taste that tips its hat to the new world but almost instantly heavy weight bitterness is ushered in confirming it's British toots

The mouthfeel is easy going, not flimsy but easy drinking and slightly spritely carbonation

On the whole a thoroughly decent beer
not screaming world class but it must be a godsend on a hot summer day.

EmperorBevis, Nov 08, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev +0.6%

Yalcin, Oct 27, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42.2%

PJu, Sep 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

leitmotif, Dec 13, 2013
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3.08/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden with a generous white foamy head. There was obvious aroma of citrusy hops. The taste is very bitter and quite strong, with a lot of bitterness in the aftertaste. It's a nice and enjoyable beer, but perhaps a bit strong and with a bit too bitter aftertaste. But still, quite enjoyable.

MarkoNm, Dec 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

windypete, Apr 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

MisledTitan, Nov 16, 2013
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2.83/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The colour is pale amber (17 EBC), the liquid is somewhat hazy. There is almost no head at all.

The smell is light. Some honey and fruit candy. Semi-sweet malts and hints of caramel. Harsh hops.

The taste is a bit harsh with notes of tree-sap. Hay and grass from the hops. Some minerals and tart notes. Quite a lot of green hoppy flavours. Grass. The body is light. The bitterness grows slowly in the aftertaste. Tree sap and wood are also in the short aftertaste.

The carbonation is light, the bubbles small. The liquid is somewhat harsh.

Too much harsh hops in this one.

bark, Oct 21, 2012
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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  rDev -13.3%

Howlader, Sep 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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Wild River from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
80 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.