Brewed by Fullerís
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
London, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 648   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask: Regular (but not permanent). Also available bottle conditioned (at 5.3%). Bengal Lancer is a traditional India Pale Ale, pale amber in colour, distinctively hoppy and highly refreshing. Itís notable for floral and spicy notes from the hops, and a finish of mild bitterness. A version of Bengal Lancer is brewed specifically for the export market, known simply as Fullerís India Pale Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
buggybill2003 (39) - - MAY 24, 2012
Fruity aroma slightly homebrew like. Sharp and pleasant refreshing on the palate. Nice colour. Not a beer I would look for particularly, but would happily drink it if it was bought for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KoNrRiI (1229) - Ňrhus, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
0.5 bottle labeled simply as India Pale Ale. Surprising fruity nose, seems like orange peels or a jam. Nice amber-colored clear liquid with some suspension leaving a smudge trace, topped with a white creamy head. Taste is quite neutral, if skewed in any direction then I must say slightly bitter, nothing to elaborate on. Medium body and a creamy texture emphasized even more by a very soft carbonation, one could say it is nearly flat. Finish seems to taste like hay with some fruitiness, quite lingering. Overall a nice beer, neither exuberant nor disappointing, commendable for its drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (3123) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 13, 2012
On tap. The pour was medium amber with a big lingering head and good clarity. The nose is of full caramel malts, sweetness, and yeasty esters. The hops are played down. The body is medium and of smooth, creamy quality. The taste has a full sweet malty character with a bitter hop bite at the end. Very likable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marko (4979) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 8, 2012
Ogiís, of course. Orangey golden body witha medium sized slightly off white head. Slightly oily peach jam nose. Empty malty taste with a light herbal hopiness, the peachiness shows up again. Too dumbed down, unimpressive, and yet so much better than the last two English ales that weíve had before this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1693) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2012
On Tap: Deep gold color, substantial long lasting cap. Soft carbonation. Fruity-grassy aroma. Full bodied, front side is Marris floormaltiness and some succulent fruitiness balanced with long boil Kent Goldings, some earthiness, herbal tones, goes to a clean bitter finish, A full flavored traditional UK styled IPA which is very smooth in delivery and easy to have a couple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tide (3016) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 27, 2012
Amber color, medium white head. Smooth taste with citrus, pine and some bitterness. Quite ok, but doesn't stand out from the mass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (6435) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 25, 2012
Bottle. Straw golden color. Nice white head, stays. Mild aroma of caramel, citrus and hops over all of them. Slightly dry, fruity hops with mild bitter ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2012
In short: A bready, citrusy and leafy pale ale. Decent.
How: Bottle 500ml (with label ĎIndia Pale Aleí, alias here on ratebeer). Consumed relatively fresh a few weeks after the beer became available in Canada
The look: Almost clear golden orange body, some small particles, small white head
In long: Nose is orange muffin, leafy hops, some grassy notes, some vegetal notes. Taste has white bread soaked in citrus juice, sweet dough, soft cookies, wet grassy notes. Bitterness level is low-medium. I was surprised to see how Ďnot-crispí this beer was coming from Fuller, really felt a bit doughy and yeasty which is very unusual from this cleaner-than-clean brewery. Overall this was an unexceptional but pleasant refreshing beer that was also nourishing. Decent beer. Nothing spectacular but very easy to drink, and I like to drink a bunch of beers while reading a good book just to confuse my brain on whether or not I hate it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martin243 (1022) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
Pint at the Parcel Yard at Kings Cross station, London. Golden amber, with a tight white head.Biscuit and tropical fruit in the aroma. Nicely balanced on the tongue, hop bitterness develops as you get down the glass. Mild carbonation, slick mouthfeel. An enjoyable "quencher".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (5145) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2012
Tap. Pours clear copper with thin, fizzy white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is sweet fruit, caramel malt, floral hops, and candy sugar. Flavor is balanced malt and hops (medium bitterness) with some fruit esters; semi-sweet finish. Light/medium body, medium carbonation, and low warmth.

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