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Discovery Blonde Beer | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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Discovery Blonde BeerDiscovery Blonde Beer

Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
United Kingdom (England)

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by wl0307 on 05-27-2005

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Photo of mdagnew
3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle bought from Sainsbury's as part of a Fuller's Brewery Tour - Spring Beer Festival 4 pack...

Poured a light copper orange colour... White head poured quite foamy then faded fairly quickly to thin layer... Some light sticky lacing... Very sparse carbonation...

Aroma - Nice strong fruitiness (oranges, lemons, pears), nice biscuity malts, honey sweetness, floral, grassy / hay hints, some sea saltiness, vanilla, creaminess, sugary, light spicy hops...

Taste – Very light biscuity malts, watery fruitiness (oranges, apples, some grapefruits), some dustiness, some faint rice notes, light honey sweetness, faint peppery hops, some creaminess.... all a bit disappointing after the aromas...

Feel - Pretty smooth and creamy. Light / medium bodied. Pretty drinkable and sessionable at 3.9%...

Overall - An OK beer... nothing too exciting but quite drinkable.... worth a try...

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Photo of bark
3.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is not a "Pale Ale" but a "Golden Ale". It seems like that style is missing in the BA database.

The colour is pale golden yellow, the compact white foam is half finger thick.

The smell is buttery and a bit bitter with some sweet malt.

The taste is gentle with lots of diacetyl (butter, butter scotch, toffee) and a fresh bitterness. The aftertaste is a bit simple, bitter and medium long.

The carbonation is medium with small, gentle bubbles.

This is a very, very drinkable golden ale. Great stuff for the summer!

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Photo of GreenCard
2.88/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tried from hand-pump at the Euston Flyer (a Fuller's pub)...

Appearance: pale gold, good clarity, little head formation

Aroma: lightly malty, slight perfumey hops, hint of citrus

Flavor: very mild malt sweetness initially, light herbally hop flavor, background "real cider" funkiness (strangely enough... bad lines?), finishes dryish with an aftertaste like chewing on a piece of straw

Mouthfeel: light body, low carbonation, very soft and "inoffensive"

Other comments: It was difficult to review this beer because it is very light all around. Hard to pick out the characteristics. I can understand why it is meant to be a "crossover" beer for the lager louts and non-beer-drinking women... very tame.

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Photo of wl0307
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A recently issued beer by the Fuller’s. Best Before date: 17/06/06. When I tried this beer for the first time, it was on cask and seems to be slightly weaker than this bottled version, 4.2%abv.

Appearance: pours an amber hue and an off-white frothy head full of tiny bubbles, which slowly settles to a thin, spongey but sustaining carpet; very gentle carbonation.
Smell: refreshing hop aroma of orange-zest, wild-flower, a faint note of honey and a tinge of slightly sweet biscuity malts and buttery cake. Very lively nose with good depth.
Taste: a juicy, bready taste of pale malts and rich biscuity flavour flows in… underlined by a settled, slightly warmish and “savoury” touch of honey, refreshing but not dry orange-zesty and floral hop flavour; finished mildly fruity, nutty-malty, and a floral, low-bitterness sustains in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: very smooth at the front and clean in the finish, the mouthfeel is quite enjoyable. Yet the much-needed bitterness to compensate for the rather weak hop components is apparently too restrained to make this beer balanced and moreish.
Drinkability: a subtle beer and a nice experiment by the Fuller’s to mix wheat, malt, Liberty and Saaz hops together. Easy-drinking summer ale.

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Photo of cypressbob
3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle, 4.2%

Pours with a light amber body, pretty light, slightly foamy white head, some retention, little lacing

Smell, quite limited, a little musky malt, some grassy hops

Taste, slight hint of english hops, little bitterness on the finish. Some malt presence, little bit musky again

Disappointing, a fairly bland and insipid ale, not like fullers generally

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Discovery Blonde Beer from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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