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

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RATINGS: 590   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%). Bengal Lancer is a traditional India Pale Ale, pale amber in colour, distinctively hoppy and highly refreshing. It’s 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 Fuller’s India Pale Ale.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thunder_head1 (79) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2011
Pours golden in colour and has a fruity hoppy aroma. The taste has small hints of fruit/citrus and a hoppy character to it nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
500mL Lickbow bottle. Pours a hazy coppery gold with a small beige head. Aroma is very plain, some Goldings on top of typical Brit malts, with some yeast and flowery zest. Flavour is a little bland to be honest, well balanced with some biting hops and doughy malt backbone, but over-carbonated. Medium feeling body. Not bad over-all but it doesn’t leave me screaming injustice to the name of British IPA’s on this site.
Earlier Rating: 12/3/2010 Total Score: 3.7
On tap at the Kick Off. Nice deep clear copper with a small white surface film. Aroma is faint and unimpressive, citrusy hops are really the only thing worthy of note. But they’re good. The flavour makes up for the lack of aroma. Hits right away with some pedestrian British malts, but then some really nice prickly hop character shows up with some delicious citrusy and resiny elements. Finishes somewhat dry, with a lingering sweet malty flavour highlighted by the hops. Everything flows together quite well. This is a pretty solid beer, glad to have got the chance to try it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerWeg (1546) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
This is the classical roots of the IPA idea we hold today, resembling a hoppy session ale more than anything. Earthy herbal and floral hops and a delectable mineral quality, lingering late grassy bitterness. The bottle conditioning lends a softness and fullness to the feel,

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Draught at TJ’s: Aroma of malt, grain, Earth, and slight caramel. Poured amber in color with a medium-sized, creamy, oatmeal-colored head that diminished greatly. Clear. Not sparkling. Flavor is slightly sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of malt, light caramel, grain, Earth, and some dried leaves. Light to medium body. Oily, then lightly dry texture. Soft carbonation. Malt, Earth, grain finish is lightly dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2063) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2011
500 mL bottle. (bb 28 jun 13). (Why is this listed as an ESB? Is it not an IPA? Do British IPAs no longer count as IPAs???) Nice copper colour with suspended yeast and a small but sticky white head. Lots of Brit hops in the aroma, although the malt is there as well. The flavour is very good, with the malt dialed back a bit, and lots of earthy-floral hops. Not the bitterness you’d get in an American IPA, but it is more drinkable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3391) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2012 On Tap at Volo Amber pour, next to no head. Very very subtle hop aroma, but its there......nice biscuity maltiness. Flavor is a good amount of grainy, bready malt, with some nice hops in the finish. Incredibly easy drinking, an outstanding session ale, and a great rounded beer for the style.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9279) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
Pours medium yellow with enormous head that yields one-eighth retained after five minutes, perfect temperature for drinking. Some lace down the glass. Malty, slightly funky(!) aroma, let’s call it neutral. Medium bodied, perfect carbonation, understated bitterness, however more hoppy that the typical English IPA that has seen our shores before. Very drinkable.LCBO new release, not available in the USA.
Earlier Rating: 12/22/2010 Total Score: 3.7
Just in at Beer Bistro, on-tap. A lovely understated IPA. The IBU is certainly there, you can taste citrus bitterness, but its real music on your palate, not hard garage rock. Pours an orange coloured body with a bubbly head. You can smell fruity hops.Average moutfheel, with gentle caramel buffeting the palate and offering a good drinkability. Must be great on cask, and served at the right temperature!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2705) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange colour with moderate-sized white head. Caramel, fruit and floral hoppiness. Flavour is caramel, citrus, some mellow dark fruit and a little apple/pear and decent hoppy bite. Decent IPA.
Earlier Rating: 1/29/2011 Total Score: 3.4
On tap at the Monk’s Table. Pours a clear amber with moderate-sized white head. Aroma of fruity and grassy hops and caramel. Taste is quite fruity, good amount of caramel and some grassiness. Moderately bitter, slightly astringent finish, medium+ body. An interesting slightly American version of a UK IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NordicV (1293) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2011
Från Cask på Green Lion Inn. Kopparfärgad öl nästan utan skum. Maltig och inte alls så humlig som en brittisk IPA brukar vara.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2209) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Nice but of sweet fruity hops. Light biscuit Malts. A bit of earth. Medium bodied. Quality brew.


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