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Wild River - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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79
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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 12.83%
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:
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(Beer added by: flyingpig on 08-20-2012)
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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
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
Photo of TipTapAsa
3.72/5  rDev +8.5%

TipTapAsa, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Kroehny_Loves_Hops, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of vinicole
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

vinicole, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of jonb5
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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 +9.3%

mizx, May 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

AndreBileski, Jul 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

dmorgan310, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

dcmchew, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

hopley, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

pin, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of soulgrowl
4.18/5  rDev +21.9%
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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4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

hansavijaticar, Feb 01, 2014
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Wild River from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
79 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.