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
Ratings:
83
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.35
pDev:
14.93%
 
 
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3
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Photo of Jenno10
5/5  rDev +49.3%

Photo of monkist
4.53/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

Photo of satyrcan
4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of soulgrowl
4.16/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The bottle sends mixed messages: grizzly bears chomping on wild salmon, with the caption: "brewed beside the Thames." Sums up many British breweries' current identity crisis pretty well. This appears to be Fuller's doing a Sierra Nevada impression: amber-gold, white head, grapefruit, lemon, honeyed toast, something floral, something caramelly. Looks good, smells better, tastes best. Lotsa hoppy bitterness from start to finish, with a clear, clean, balanced flavor. Toffee, lime, white grapefruit, toasted white bread, rose. A pleasant hybrid, with distinct and upfront American hoppage but solidly English malts. And it also drinks kinda like a pilsner: crisp, dry, bubbly. A great refresher, especially at only 4.5% and £1.80 a bottle.

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Photo of Robertas
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pin
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev +19.4%
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 Sarmento
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of TeddyBrewsky
4/5  rDev +19.4%

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 bmaggot
3.98/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Scorchedhero
3.96/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gszorzi
3.94/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sephyrott
3.92/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tux_alin
3.87/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of poskok
3.81/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of vinicole
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of jonb5
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Pint served in shaker, initial haze cleared, bronze, clear, small head, moderate retention, no bubbles.

S: Earthy sour fruity aroma pointed to use of the Fuggles hop, mild citrus suggested a Cascade style hop.

T: Citrus fruits, predominantly grapefruit, wheat, some sweetness which was balanced out by an earthy bitter finish.

M: Very smooth, low carbonation, nice texture, went down well without it being sticky.

O: A sessionable summery beer, good addition to the Fuller’s range. Not too strong with decent depth.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of AndreBileski
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of dcmchew
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of hopley
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of emincems
3.73/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Wild River from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
3.35 out of 5 based on 83 ratings.
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