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Bengal Lancer | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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3.76/5
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140 Ratings
Bengal LancerBengal Lancer
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
Ranking:
#21,528
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
140
pDev:
12.23%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
12
Trade:
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Photo of snaotheus
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2017-08-30
500ml bottle served in a nonic pint. Best Before 01 Jun 19. Bought it at the Hung, Drawn, and Quartered in London and brought it home.

Pours light amber in color with a medium to small head and not much carbonation. Smell is a little tea, some hops, toasty hops.

Taste is hoppier than the aroma suggests, but it's certainly not the American strains of hops I'm so used to. Grassier, more vegetable. Malt is still pretty clear, in a kind of grainy way.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very effervescent (much more than the appearance suggests). Solid, good beer.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3/5  rDev -20.2%
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 TwiggyCZ
3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mishi_d
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of windowside
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of captaincoffee
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On cask. Pours pale amber with a smallish soda pop head that dissipates to nothing. Nose is MIA for an IPA...more like a bitter with light hops and even lighter malt. Taste is similar in that it is basically a watered down version of something you might actually want to drink. Quite a disappointment compared to some of Fuller's other offerings on cask.

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3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oleg85
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of q33jeff
2.96/5  rDev -21.3%
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 StonedTrippin
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

as an ipa, even an english one, this leaves a little to be desired. its not real hoppy at all, and never really gets to that point, but as an english ale, its really great, the malt base is bigger and on the engline its all creamy and hearty, light enough to drink a lot of but sturdy enough to be comforting in cooler weather. i enjoyed this a lot, and oddly enough had never heard of it or seen in anywhere before this. deep copper color, airy white cask head on it, pretty brew in an imperial pint glass. aroma of leafy hops, more bitter and plant-like than anything, with a dusty bready english yeast and a robust grain base thats sweet, earthy, and very classic. a tad short on the bitterness, this drinks more like an english pale, but has a little caramelized grain sugar to it, smooth though and easy from the hand pump. a distinct and enjoyable beer, probably best in a food context. its an odd pairing, but this is great with spicy chicken wings and similar spicy and fried foods, it provides the right amount of contrast. i cant imagine this product is doing too well here in the states, but i liked it rather well!

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Photo of sdm9465
3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LukeGude
2.86/5  rDev -23.9%
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 mytu420
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of parpalapelix
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leitmotif
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexW693
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FZR23
4.44/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rapayn01
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

To me, this beer is a typical English IPA. It had slightly more hop flavor than a standard bitter (or ESB even). Still, it is a fairly balanced brew with modest abv.

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Photo of Reagan1984
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of briguy93
2.77/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mynie
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A real straightforward and excellent English IPA. Pours clear and amber with a small head. Smells mostly of biscuity malt with some sharp citrus hop nodes. Tastes very much like it smells: much crisper and sharper than most American IPAs, but not quite as bitter as you'd get in your typical American IPA. Citrus hops up front, biscuit malt in the middle, and then a crisp yeasty finish.

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Photo of hdtrice
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wretchedabyss
4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prue
3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasatch
4.19/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16.9 oz. Bottle (Conditioned)
ABV 5.3%
Best Before: 19 Nov 14

Poured into a Squatters true pint glass a very nice slightly cloudy dark golden orange color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice two-finger thick creamy off-white head, and leaves some very nice thick sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, nice sweetness to it. The taste is very nice malty, sweet. Medium body, with a nice slightly bitter/dry finish. Overall a very tasty brew, even though it is an older bottle.

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Bengal Lancer from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 140 ratings
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