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

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RATINGS: 601   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
matt7215 (2265) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2011
500ml bottle from the LCBO. pours slightly hazed orange with a small lastingwhite head. simple nose of base malt and grassy hops. simple, balanced, english IPA flavour. nails the english IPA style. hella drinkable.
Earlier Rating: 2/8/2011 Total Score: 3.6
@ the golden kiwi. amber with white head and nice lacing. english hop aroma with decent malt backing. straight forward english take on an IPA. good but not memorable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2011
Cask @ old bank of england, fleet street. Pours golden amber. Small white head. Biscuity aroma. Bitter, but not in a good way. Better than pride though...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - NOV 30, 2011
CASK; Nose is bittersweet hops, weak pine, red apple, feel Is watery, taste is mediumheavy bittersweet hops, leaves, little earth,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1749) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2011
Very nice balance. Some hop up front, but mostly malt presence. Medium body in the mouth with medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (2181) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2011
Cask at a random London pub. Copper colored, small off-white head. Citrus, flower and some earthy notes. Medium body, sweet with a mild bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - DEC 6, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2012 [India Pale Ale (Bottle conditioned 5.3%) bottle]. Clear amber body with a big white head. Nice grassy hoppy aroma with caramel, some pine, quite balanced. Flavour is balanced as well, malty with not much bitterness. A very easy drinking and enjoyable english IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle (500ml). Pours a hazy copper-gold with an average size semi-lasting frothy off-white head. Decent lacing. Aroma of pale malt, light Goldings hops and fruit -- mild and simple but pleasant. Nice flavour of sweet bready malt, Goldings, fruit and a decent dry bitter finish. Medium bodied. A solid beer, easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 4/12/2010 Total Score: 3.5
Cask at Volo. Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with an average size diminishing creamy white head. Aroma of grassy hops, citrus fruit and a bit of grain. Refreshing flavour, with a decent amount of hops for a UK beer. Average bitter finish. Good body for cask, average+. I really enjoyed this.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2011
500ml bottle from the LCBO. Bit of a slow gusher, but classic Fullerís appearance; bright, clear, deep amber-gold, large lasting pillowy/rocky off-white head. Also smells like a Fullerís - fresh cereal grain, light floral/herbal bitterness, some alcohol, clean (8-). Taste is a bit meh - grain gives way to a touch of dishwater, the bitterness never appears; just thin and a touch soapy, weakly carbonated and quick-finishing. Not bad, just somewhat dull and watery - refreshing at least.
Earlier Rating: 8/15/2011 Total Score: 3.2
500ml bottle from Waitrose. Thatís an appealing-looking pour: very bubbly amber-gold, a large pillowy off-white head. Grass and honey dominate, and there is a bit of alcohol presence - it also seems to suffer a bit from a slight metallic tang to the hop aroma. The taste - rather sweeter, reminded me a bit of brown sugar on porridge, but the grassiness saves it - the alcohol is not all that strong ---- now, this is an IPA? there seems to be no bitterness to it at all, as the grass is more sweet than anything - imagine chewing the tender shoots of ripe hay or timothy; not bad, but nothing I would want again. Soft but chewy mouthfeel, all that bubbling didnít translate into much carbonation, and it finishes soft, honey-sweet, and quickly. Ehhh - again, not bad, but I would take the Honey Dew over this one, frankly.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crockett (1032) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
Pours orange with an off white soapy head. Soft Carb. Nose of citrus and honey. Taste is Tangerine, a little pepper, and herbal tea. Souring Lemon Drop finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2011
500 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in an English pint. Pours clear golden-caramel with a tall, fluffy white head. The head fades slowly and leaves a moderate amount of coarse lace. On the nose, there are notes of lemon and pale malts, biscuit, flowers, pine and pale fruit. The flavour is moderately sweet with biscuit, bread and citrus notes. It becomes a little more bitter towards the end, with the introduction of pine and herbal notes. The finish is long and bitter, with soft piney hops predominating. On the palate, it is light-medium in body with a dry texture and light carbonation. Overall, this is a nice bottle-conditioned IPA. It is surprisingly piney and bitter for an English IPA, and it seems a blend between the American and British versions. It is nicely complex in both malts and hops. 2011-11-20
Earlier Rating: 12/20/2010 Total Score: 3.6
On tap at Beer Bistro, served in a Tulip glass. Pours clear golden-orange with a small white head. The head fades to a bare cover and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. The nose has prominent aromas of flowers, citrus and resin, along with biscuit malt and caramel. The flavour is moderately bitter and slightly sweet throughout with prominent resin and beautiful caramel and toasted malts. There is also a slight acidic component. The finish is long, with caramel and resiny bitterness. On the palate, it is medium in body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a very nice English IPA. It has a beautiful hop profile and nice caramel malts. A nice complement to American style IPAs. 2010-12-17


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