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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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Ratings: 44 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Sammy1987, Nov 18, 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%

wl0307, Nov 28, 2013
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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3.6/5  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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3.72/5  rDev +7.5%

TipTapAsa, Aug 28, 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%

vinicole, Apr 16, 2014
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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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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

mizx, May 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

AndreBileski, Jul 02, 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%

dcmchew, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

hopley, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

pin, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Sarmento, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of soulgrowl
4.18/5  rDev +20.8%
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.

soulgrowl, Dec 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

satyrcan, Oct 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

hansavijaticar, Feb 01, 2014
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Wild River from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
80 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.