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Wild River | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by flyingpig on 08-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,078
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
87
pDev:
14.12%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3
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Photo of robotiks
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

From a 330ml can.
L: Clear, dark gold with a short-lived white head. Some lacing.
S: Light, floral, citrus.
T: Sweet malt with a citrusy, hoppy twist.
F: Medium body with light carbonation. Dry finish.
O: Not really an APA. Much more an English Bitter with some zip from American hops. Nicely refreshing. Not bad.

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Photo of bmaggot
3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Amber and crystal-clear, no carbonation, three fingers of yellowish white head.

Smells of peaches and some stone fruit, fruity, piney, floral and yellow pears.

The taste follows the nose, with a moderate bitterness.

Light body, moderate carbonation.

Reminds me a lot of A hopped up version of London pride. Got this one from Bangkok, drinking in Chang Mai June 7th, 2017.

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Photo of monkist
4.53/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Everydayoff
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Clear brass gold in color with decent off-white creamy head that stands with pretty good retention, it gradually dissipates to some foamy sheet atop along with lots of sticky lacing patch and spot on the glass-side.

Citrus (zesty citrus more than bitter citrus) infused with notes of grapefruit, orange peel, orange candy, and lemon from hop. Malt with notes of bread, caramel, and mild buttery then hops reveal again with notes of floral, some pine, and some spice.

The tastes follow what are reflected in a nose. Pale malt plays as a foundation with a big note of sweet bread together with slight caramel. Hops nicely travel through the palate with big zesty citrus, a bit spicy grapefruit, lemon, and sweet orange candy while also leave moderate bitterness in the finish as well as the aftertaste.

Light to medium body with lively carbonation and some good crispness generate smooth mouthfeel through the palate, dry and clean finish.

Do not compare this with APAs from US that are more hoppy and intense. However, this beer considering the fact that it originated from UK could be justified as decent and worthy. It is also very easy drinkable and sessionable.

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Photo of sephyrott
3.92/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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 Britainboi
3.49/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: Deep golden almost more orange than pale. Clean, clear and crisp. Loses most on head and retention. Initial thick white however rocky head decendes into flat and non-existent. Mild to average carbonation.

Smell: Not to much shouting from the aroma however hop notes are easily detectable with perhaps a slight estery fruit in the background with a touch of malt.

Taste: Could do with more punch. A initial slight sweeter hop flavour followed by more bitter notes that extend into the med-long finish with a slight astringent back drop but not too much.

Feel: Initially good with good carbonation and body however seems to die somewhat as you make your way down the glass.

Overall: Judging from previous reviews the brew seems to have improved but not by a great deal. Still lacking punch and body. Head retention needs addressing as a good looking beer can really affect how the drinker reacts to it. No one likes a beer that has the appearance of cold tea!

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Photo of Thryptamine
4.63/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of life_of_agony
3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vandeir_bochi
3.67/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeardedAxeBrew
4.81/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Great beer, if you like hops you'll like this.

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Photo of Hanglow
3.24/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle, BBE 14 Nov 2016 so I think it's a month old? Unless they have longer than 12 months BB date on this bottle. Poured into pint glass

Crystal clear golden, rocky head. Fair amount of carbonation

Aroma of sweet malts, touch of pear, floral. Not much going on

Follows the aroma through on the taste, light bitterness, slightly dry, quick finish

It's a bit below par really, if you consider how many better new world hopped beers of this strength - or lower- there are on the market in the uk. It's ok, easy to drink, inoffensive.

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3.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dentist666
3.64/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint.
Pours clear golden with obe-finger white head, good retention.
Smell - malty, floral, honey.
Taste - follows the smell.
Light body and soft carbonation.
Decent pale ale, but among english, not very essential for APA.

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

Photo of rulisekmartin
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of captaincoffee
3.37/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not a lot to say here. If you like your APAs mixed with water, this could be your new go-to brew. Thin, watery, uninspired. Oh, what were you thinking Fullers? Its like you let Green King come in and brew this for you.

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3.24/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Iaido
3.49/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tux_alin
3.87/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emincems
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Wild River from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 87 ratings
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