Wild River | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by flyingpig on 08-20-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
77
Avg:
3.29
pDev:
30.7%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
20
For Trade:
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Reviews by Kroehny_Loves_Hops:
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3.75/5  rDev +14%

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Photo of TeddyBrewsky
4/5  rDev +21.6%

I recently moved to the UK from the states. I love the beer here, however, I was looking for something that reminded me of the American Pale Ales back home. This beer definitely did the trick. Not much malt, but a strong bitter finish. Overall, this was a pretty good beer and something that I will go back to when i'm craving some American hops.

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Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -24%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2015. Picked up a little while back from a supermarket. Described on the label as a double-hopped pale ale containing a blend of Liberty, Willamette, Cascade and Chinook. Looks like Fuller's are taking on those craft brewers!

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A bright, clear golden-amber hue with light carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before collapsing to a wispy surface layer. Aroma of fruity hops with hints of lime, citrus, white grape, mild caramel, ale yeast and faint stewed hops. A twinge of buttery diacetyl lurks in the background. Could stand extra maturing.

Tastes of spicy, fruity hops with an intense bitter finish. Notes of lime, mild grapefruit, citrus, white grape, subtle grass/hay, faint caramel, ale yeast and stewed hops. A whisper of diacetyl. Well-attenuated, followed by a strident hoppy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with pleasant carbonation and decent body. Could be a shade thicker. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of bitter hops, fruitiness and faint malt.

Pretty good - goes down a treat. Looks OK, though the head doesn't hang around. Aroma is hoppy but subdued. Flavour is a bit more punchy; fruity with good bitterness. Body is alright. Not perfect - needs extra maturing before bottling and I reckon the malt could be beefed up slightly. However, it's the ideal brew for a warm day. Worth sampling if you come across it.

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3.87/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.72/5  rDev +13.1%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Iaido
3.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GregaR
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of JamFuel
3.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of emincems
3.98/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnQVD
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.52/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gszorzi
3.94/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of katiatanner
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of DypsoBubble
3.68/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drummermean
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of eric5bellies
3.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Drank from my Ciney sniffer

A - Pours a rich Golden colour with a white head that reduces quickly

S - Decent hop backed by malt

T - Up front some nice hop notes the malt is nicely balanced the finish is slightly bitter.

M - Medium body and low to medium carbonation.

O - A very session able APA

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Photo of vinicole
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of pin
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of qrazvan
3.47/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Britainboi
3.49/5  rDev +6.1%
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 EmperorBevis
3.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear lemon yellow body with spotty sporadic microscopic white bubbled head

The aroma is mainly honey but muted

On the tongue it kicks off with that lemon citrus taste that tips its hat to the new world but almost instantly heavy weight bitterness is ushered in confirming it's British toots

The mouthfeel is easy going, not flimsy but easy drinking and slightly spritely carbonation

On the whole a thoroughly decent beer
not screaming world class but it must be a godsend on a hot summer day.

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Wild River from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
3.29 out of 5 based on 77 ratings.
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