Fuller's Frontier | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
England, United Kingdom
fullers.co.uk

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Frontier is crafted using our traditional brewing techniques to create a lager with a refreshing, flavoursome character. The combination of new world hops deliver citrus and spicy notes to reward your thirst for exploration.

Added by FLima on 11-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
49
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
11.86%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
16
For Trade:
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Photo of Everydayoff
3.51/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Crystal clear bright gold in color, it tops with thick frothy white head that quickly dissipates with rather short retention and leaves almost no trace of lace.

In a nose, citrus, grapefruit, floral, herbal, grassy, all of these aromas are derived from hop while malt is there too with its grain, biscuit, and some caramel.

The taste is led by malt as the main structure providing notes of biscuit, sweetness, and grain. Hop reinforces and adds some bold crisp of citrus, grapefruit, and some spice as well as herbal and grassy touch. The end unfolds with some suggestion of hop bitterness.

Light to medium body with quite smooth mouthfeel and good lively crisp carbonation, the feeling is refreshing with a dry and clean finish.

Decent and easy drinkable Lager offering from Fuller’s, it is crisp, clean, and very refreshing. Good sessionable of course.

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Photo of Dface
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tappangordo
3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frontalot
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of S_McAteer_95
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
3.34/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daydesiang
2.32/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Smell of... Lager? Taste little lemon, abit crisp but somehow got abit metallic taste. Something like carlsberg? Nothing spectacular.. Maybe thicker bodied than many lager? Hmm 2.1, maybe im just not a lager guy? Like the bottle thou...

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Photo of AxlSkull
3.08/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dcmchew
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Martine
3.71/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear straw into a tulip glass from a 300ml can. White head initially 2 fingers high diminishes to surface froth quite quickly. The brew is visibly carbonated, and leaves no lacing.

Nose is mellow, sweet malts, caramel, lemon, grain, elderflower, and nectar. The flavour is very similar with citrus notes, subtle malts, and a nice grainy aftertaste with biscuit hops. There is a bitterness but it's very subdued and only shows face on the swallow. There is a slight aromatic quality to this beer, evident in the finish.

In the mouth it feels carbonated, light, and crisp. It isn't as thin as I was expecting, with even a slightly oily feel to it which makes it very pleasant drinking. All in all I was pleasantly surprised by this beer, I don't usually go for lagers as they tend to be rather samey, but this one is nicely balanced, refreshing and tasty.

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Photo of Spike
2.38/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

L: Pale amber (becomes orange or yellow depending on the light). Clear, with no carbonation. A thin head that recedes to nothing. No lacing.

S: Malt, citrus hops, some grains.

T: Tastes up-front like water with a slice of lemon added. Sweet malt comes through later. Minimal hoppy bitterness. No lager characteristics at all.

F: Flat, thin, watery.

O: Looks and smells more like an American amber lager (that has lost its head) than a European pale lager. Tastes like neither. Flat, insipid, a bit lemony, very watery. Not a pleasant experience. Bottle had almost 12 months of shelf life left according to BB date.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.42/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BAsbill
3.14/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dentist666
3.67/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into lager glass.
Pours clear golden with fluffy off-white head, low retention.
Smell - grainy, floral, honey, spicy hops, biscuits.
Taste - more on a grainy side with some good hop notes, follows the nose in common.
Light body, crisp carbonation.
Actually good premium lager.

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Photo of RMentair
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A fairly successful new age lager, more intrerested in being mild and aromatic, than bitter and overhopped.

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Photo of hopley
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Yalcin
3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of emincems
3.26/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber with a quickly fading head. Nose shows honey, floral notes, hay, soft grainy notes and spicy hops. Flavours include more of the same. Hay, grainy malt, soft sweetness and spicy hops.

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Photo of kitschiguy
3.82/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I was lucky enough to be given a sample of this beer by a supplier here in Hong Kong.

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a 350ml beer glass.

A dark yellow/golden colour with a good, loose white head that disappeared fairly quickly.

Good on the nose but not particularly expressive. Mostly citrus; orange and lemon, some bready notes. Faintly aromatic.

The pleasant palate produces faint bread and biscuity notes and some malt. Good taste but again not particularly expressive. Mildly hoppy finish. Quite short.

Medium bodied with light and tight carbonation. Nice.

I haven't drunk many good/craft lagers but this is pretty good to my fairly inexperienced palate. Overall a very drinkable lager and I would think, very sessionable or something quite light to start with. Very refreshing in hot weather. Certainly a cut above the mass-produced lager that's readily available and around the same price.

Recommended.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows honey, floral notes, hay, soft grainy notes and spicy hops.
Flavours include more of the same. Hay, grainy malt, soft sweetness and spicy hops.

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Fuller's Frontier from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
3.54 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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