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Wild River - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.99%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | 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:
Beer added by: flyingpig on 08-20-2012

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Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 15
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The bottle sends mixed messages: grizzly bears chomping on wild salmon, with the caption: "brewed beside the Thames." Sums up many British breweries' current identity crisis pretty well. This appears to be Fuller's doing a Sierra Nevada impression: amber-gold, white head, grapefruit, lemon, honeyed toast, something floral, something caramelly. Looks good, smells better, tastes best. Lotsa hoppy bitterness from start to finish, with a clear, clean, balanced flavor. Toffee, lime, white grapefruit, toasted white bread, rose. A pleasant hybrid, with distinct and upfront American hoppage but solidly English malts. And it also drinks kinda like a pilsner: crisp, dry, bubbly. A great refresher, especially at only 4.5% and £1.80 a bottle.

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I recently moved to the UK from the states. I love the beer here, however, I was looking for something that reminded me of the American Pale Ales back home. This beer definitely did the trick. Not much malt, but a strong bitter finish. Overall, this was a pretty good beer and something that I will go back to when i'm craving some American hops.

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3.96/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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.

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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.

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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.

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Wild River from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
79 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.