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Fuller's Bengal Lancer (Bottle-Conditioned) | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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3.87/5
Very Good
124 Ratings
Fuller's Bengal Lancer (Bottle-Conditioned)Fuller's Bengal Lancer (Bottle-Conditioned)
BEER INFO

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

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,251
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
124
pDev:
10.34%
 
 
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13
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24
Trade:
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Ratings: 124 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of djura
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lemreway16
4.44/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Probably the best English brewed IPA available on the market. Not easily found in supermarkets but reasonable shipping costs to buy from Fullers direct. It looks and tastes like a first rate IPA should with traditional hops that balance the over fruity taste of some other IPA with too many complex hops varieties in the mix. Has become my favourite IPA.

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Photo of JonnoWillsteed
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L- Mid-gold, clear, pours with 1Cm white head. Even 20mins later nearing the bottom of the glass, there is still a 2-3mm covering of foam, a very rare thing to see (IME).
S- Stone-fruits and toasty malt, quite subtle.
T- Very pleasant, dry but balanced (this is no contemporary hop-bomb, thank heavens). Toasty malts appear on my palate from right after I've swallowed. Solid enough to withstand the curry I'm eating with it.
F- Pretty dry on the front and that builds as I swirl it around my mouth. Refreshing with decent body in parallel. 5.3% and it feels all of that to me.
O- Nice to find an IPA that approaches things in a mature and balanced way, no risk of 'death by kiddy IPA hop-hammer' here. Eminently drinkable, sessionable in fact it is that refined and lacking in negatives. This is not one I see stocked very often in local shops, but it is certainly one I will buy again.
500ml bottle. BB: 1/8/20

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Photo of SuomenAmerikkalainen
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of qrazvan
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Treefig33
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BcCraft710
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hanglow
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear reddish tinged copper. Smallish head.

Some spicy marmalade hopppy goodness on the nose, rather elegant

Much more marmalde on the tongue, give way to spicy hops and the pithy bitterness. Great dryness, body, taste. One of the best examples of everything a good IPA should be, a perfect marriage of components

It's a pity Fullers don't bottle condition all their beers

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Photo of hdtrice
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RichH55
4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great tasting English IPA. Earthy hops mix with candied fruit and sweet malts in the taste which finishes with a pleasing bitterness. The aroma is of candied fruit and marmalade with an inviting English yeast note.

This is a very well balanced and flavourful English IPA. It has some complexity with hoppiness and sweet fruitiness mingling in perfect harmony. A different category of beer from American IPAs with less citrus and tropical hop flavours but more earthy hops. Well crafted and interesting to the last drop as Fullers beers often are.

83/100

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Photo of innominat
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Almapercus
4.36/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very good IPA with a smooth taste and feel.

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Photo of RMentair
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HisDudeness84
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pat61
4.49/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Gold with a slight chill haze that turns brilliant gold as it warms. Sports a 3” finely bubbled white foam cap that hugs the side of the glass marking each drink with a line of thick lace.
S: Earthy hops and fruit with some biscuit.
T: Spicy graham cracker grain with background fruits and an earthy hop accent on the finish.
F: Very creamy texture – almost nitro like – medium low carbonation and medium body.
O: This is a delightful beer that really showcases English malts.

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Photo of Greels
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of interzen
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Catalin90
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ONUMello
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle best by 1/28/15 poured into a pint glass
A: Light orange color with a one-finger head that quickly settles
S: Malt, caramel, a touch sweet just a hint of hops and an odd metallic finish
T: Matches the nose. Malt-forward with hops for balance, caramel/a bit sweet but nothing unpleasant
M: Medium-bodied, a bit sweet
O: Drinkable but I'm in no rush to re-visit. May be worth trying fresh rather than the last best-by date

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Photo of Crafty_Crow
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AVisserman
4.77/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of jtosch
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%

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Fuller's Bengal Lancer (Bottle-Conditioned) from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 124 ratings