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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask: Regular (but not permanent). Also available bottle conditioned (at 5.3%).

NOTE: Originally developed for Systembolaget in Sweden as the 5.3% bottle conditioned version of Fullers India Pale Ale in 2009. Also released in bottles into some other export markets under that name at around the same time. Subsequently launched in the UK as Bengal Lancer and exported at 5.3% in bottle conditioned format to certain export markets under that name. The bottled version of Bengal Lancer and the 5.3% bottle conditioned version of India Pale Ale are the same beer, as is the slightly weaker 5.0% cask version. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDQNyaNLkQc for explanation.

Bengal Lancer is an exciting, classic India Pale Ale from Fullerís. Brewed to 5% ABV (5.3% in bottle), this ale has been inspired by the history and character of this traditional style of beer.
Bengal Lancer has returned to pumps for an extended period between Autumn 2011 and Spring 2012.
The beer is pale in colour, full-bodied with a distinctive hoppiness that marks it out as a true India Pale Ale.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2809) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle @ Mawson Arms London. A clear golden/amber colored beer, with a thich white head. The aroma of hops, fruits like citrus and malts. The taste of nice hopbitter, dry, fresh fruits like citrus with some sweets. The aftertaste is dry bitter with sweet.
Earlier Rating: 6/18/2010 Total Score: 3.4
A clear amber/orange colored beer, with a off with thick head. The aroma of sweet fruits with hop bitters and some spices. The taste of hops with citrus and a little spices in the back. The aftertaste has some sweet moving to dry bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (10275) - GŲteborg/JŲnkŲping, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Golden beer, small offwhite head. Honey aroma, malty, sweetish. Honey flavor, a bit roasted, malty, bready.
Earlier Rating: 4/24/2011 Total Score: 3.4
Bottle. Orange/amber beer, white head. Hoppy grassy aroma with fruits. Fruity and hoppy flavor, some apples, some raisins, caramel notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2011
Bottle @ Fisherman Pub, Paphos, Cyprus. Brassy amber. Spicy hop with light caramel, herbal (mint) hops. Sweetish palate with a light hop accent. Fairly well balanced and drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1293) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2011
Golden colour, floral, grassy hops with a dry bitter finish and a hint of citrus. Another really good Fullers beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (2566) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2011 Pours clear amber with a medium, short lasting off-white head. Fair lacing. Nose of floral hops with notes of caramel and fruit. Sweet flavour with citrus, hay and caramel + fruit notes. Medium bodied, creamy texture and average carbonation. Ends up more dry with short bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1841) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2011
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK. Clear amber gold, thin head. Spiced honey aroma, some background stone fruit. Medium bodied, sweet then a milky finish that dries with nectarine at the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillHick420 (424) - North Dakota, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2011
Amber with a white head. A balanced mix of fruity and caramel hops eith a refreshing floral note to it. Good, with a distinct aroma, but maybe lacking a bit on the bitter hops side.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
capali1234 (272) - HUNGARY - JUL 19, 2011
Amber colour with a nice off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, fruit and yeast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerSkull (1286) - SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2011
Fresh floral hops aroma. Taste is the same with a vague shade of caramel malt. A bit rough and bitter in the aftertaste but only in a good way. A very good English IPA!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimthechap (1620) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 19, 2011
Plenty of sparkle in this golden beer. Off-white head subsiding gently. Unmown grass aroma, gooseberries and lemon juice. Bitterness goes hand in hand with juicy citrus and sweet golden malt. Not IPA for hopheads, but with good bitterness and full, lingering flavours, IPA for me. Very tasty.


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