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Wild River - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
80
good

38 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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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Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.55/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

A: Pours clear golden with a massive white, thick head. Dissipation takes some time, leaving rich lacings.

S: Bready caramell malt, somewhat sweet. Licorice and honey. Bitter hops.

T: Very rich bitter hops, quite rough. Caramell malt, semi-sweet.

M: Aftertaste is long and rich in bitterness. Body is rather light and carbonation is strong.

O: Unbalanced - the bitterness overpowers everything else, perhaps more malt would have made the body fuller and therefore balanced the bitterness.

Evil_Pidde, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of bark
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
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
Photo of intoxabroad
3/5  rDev -13.3%

intoxabroad, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of katiatanner
3/5  rDev -13.3%

katiatanner, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of PJu
3/5  rDev -13.3%

PJu, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of Howlader
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Howlader, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of MarkoNm
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
Photo of eric5bellies
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
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Ciocanelu, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of leitmotif
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

leitmotif, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of pkenkman
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

pkenkman, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of ADZA
3.28/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Good to see this style from Fullers and pours a clear golden hue with a non lasting two finger that recedes to a swirl in the middle and a rim of lacing,the smell is mostly floral hops with a war in the background going on between malts and hops its honey,stone fruit,grains and berries,the mouthfeel is medium and well carbonated maybe a little too much but it's very sessionable at the same time just doesn't let the tastes of stone fruits,heather honey,floral hops and citrus to completely shine and overall another beer I could easily drink as a session drop but once again at the price you can barely call this a brew you go to as a session drop and I'm glad for the experience but won't be back cheers.

ADZA, Dec 07, 2013
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
Photo of flyingpig
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark red amber colour with a thin and foamy white head on top that stays well.

A milder smelling beer with some honey and vanilla along with a helping of sugar and some fruity, summer like aromas shinning through. I could detect some floral hops as well but these were quite subdued.

Mild with the obvious honey coming through along with a blend of vanilla and butterscotch, neither of which were particularly strong but both were nice. There was a subtle alcohol kick right at the end.

Smooth & creamy with light acrbonation although this was slightly stronger than most casks meaning it didn't seem flat. There was a nice alcohol touch and a semi-bitter finish too.

A nice honey and fruit taste to go with the general sweetness and overall the beer was pleasant and rather enjoyable.

flyingpig, Aug 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

GregaR, Aug 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

JohnQVD, Aug 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Drummermean, Sep 26, 2014
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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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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

dsolonenko, Nov 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

factoide, Oct 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

SimonTja, Nov 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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

wl0307, Nov 28, 2013
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Wild River from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
80 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.