Bengal Lancer | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mike130 on 03-13-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
139
Reviews:
52
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
12
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Ratings: 139 |  Reviews: 52
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1.25/5  rDev -67.3%

Photo of dipso123
2/5  rDev -47.6%

Photo of litheum94
2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of briguy93
2.77/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of LukeGude
2.86/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Remind me why I drink English IPAs? So grassy. At Brit's Pub in Minneapolis.

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Photo of JGam115
2.87/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

From my Untappd history. Served at The Ginger Man NYC.

A: Dark straw color with a nice fluffy head.

S: Really hard to detect anything from the first few swirls and sniffs. Delicate floral notes came through, but I was really struggling to find anything.

T: Definitely light on flavor with a good amount of bitterness. I had to remind myself this was an IPA (albeit an English style, not American) because it was lighter than other English IPAs I've had. I'd liken the finish to a mild cider.

M: Easy drinking, not so long a finish. Just Meh.

O: I expected a little more because I'm a Fuller's fan, but this brew left much to be desired.

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Photo of woosterbill
2.9/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Handpump halfpint at the Jack Horner, a Fuller's tied house.

A: Clear pale amber body under a 1/2" of persistent eggshell head. Nice lace, too. Excellent.

S: Ummm... Cantaloupe, overripe apricot, prune, and floral hops. Smells like a decent beer in a bad cask, but I'd expect a tied house to respect their titular beer, so maybe it's supposed to be like this. Not good, in any case.

T: A little better here, as some biscuity malt at least shows up alongside the overripe fruit, and the hops deliver a solid kick on the finish. Still, pretty darn weak.

M: Lighter than medium-bodied, with similar carbonation. Perfectly fine.

O: Disappointing; perhaps I'll try this again somewhere else, but I'm certainly in no hurry. Even if the rotten fruit notes were absent, I didn't get the impression that the malt and hops would deliver anything all that remarkable.

Cheers!

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2.96/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

**
05/01/2013
AROMA: hops, grains, some fruit.
LOOK: Darkish yellow color, no head.
TASTE: Mildly hoppy withnotes of lemongrass, grapefruit.
FEEL: Clean and Crisp.

A nice refreshing beer with some kick.
**

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours a mild amber color giving the same color head, about an inch in height. A fair amount of carbonation is seen rising through the slightly hazy body. The smell has the hops up front with a nicely packed English malts coming through to back it up decently. The taste is sweet and bitter through the hops and malts coming through in different stages of the beer. The palate is light to medium with some harshness hitting the tongue. Overall, this is decent, but I’m not sold on this one.

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Photo of barturo
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Rekrule
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of bearsfan103
3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TwiggyCZ
3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hooliganlife
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Skelton
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Malty aroma has a good hoppy overtone. Pours a beautiful clear dark amber with a fairly thick pale buff head. Strongly hoppy flavor has malty and fruity notes, barely any bitterness. Smooth texture has about average body and a good amount of tingle and fizz. Nothing special, but definitely worthy of at least a try.

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Photo of Zorro
3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Clear golden colored ale with a tall white head.

Smells mildly malty and of English Style hops. Scents of strong tea and leather with a slight tobacco aroma.

Starts out malty and a little bitter.. Butter and leather with some herbal hop. Bitterness is a little sharp.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall OK, light in flavor.

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Photo of Prue
3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

An Imperial pint at Three Boars Eatery, on a rather sweaty 30+ (right, that's not +30) Edmonton afternoon. Listed at 5.3% ABV.

This beer appears a clear, medium golden amber hue, with one finger of tightly creamy dirty white head, which leaves a few water spouts of lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of crisp, biscuity sourdough malt, lemon polish, and moderately bitter leafy and grassy hops. The taste is sweet bready malt, a bit of rising yeast, some well-ripened orchard fruitiness, and quite tame leafy and earthy hops.

The bubbles are rather sedate and listless, the body a sturdy middleweight, and more or less smooth. It finishes still heavy on the sweetness, the lingering malt and fruit aiding and abetting, with little push back from the other bit players.

An OK EIPA, but that allowance only goes so far - even this style suggests a more robust hop character. Without it here, the fruitiness runs amok, in a reserved British manner, of course, leaving me instead with a strong golden summer ale impression.

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Photo of sdm9465
3.46/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RyanPoff
3.47/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Union Jack in Indianapolis.

A: Clear honey color with maybe a finger of head and little retention.

S: Sweet malts, roasted nuts, a bit of honey and some hops. More subdued but varied compared to American IPAs

T: Pretty much the nose but with slightly more hop bite. Good but not great.

M: A bit weak on the carbonation and medium bodied.

It's okay but unmemorable.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Bengal Lancer from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
3.82 out of 5 based on 139 ratings.
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