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

bottled
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RATINGS: 506   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 3, 2011

Bottle 500ml. @ home.

ABV: 5.3% Clear medium deep orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay, caramel, moderate to light heavy hoppy, flowers, citrus, orange - citrus, dusty hop flowers, soap notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, soapy hops. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110402]
Earlier Rating: 12/2/2009 Total Score: 3.3
Bottle 50cl. @ The Danish Summer Gathering, TSODRBSG09.
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to light heavy hoppy, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090822]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 13, 2010
From cask at Charlies. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is peachy and grapefruity. Sweet fruity, crisp hoppy and light caramelish. Bitter, citrusy, grapefruity and peachy finish. Lasting fruity impression.
Earlier Rating: 12/30/2009 Total Score: 3.5
50 cL, bottle conditioned version. Pours a clear and golden orange with a huge white head. Aroma is citrusy and light malty. Citric and crisp bitter flavoured. Nice tangerine and peachy notes to main and the rather citric hops flavoured brew. Bitter and crisp finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2010
Bottled. An amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with primary notes of malt combined with lighter notes of smoke and caramel, leading to a bitter finish.
Earlier Rating: 8/22/2009 Total Score: 3.3
Bottled. A golden beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of fruit, caramel, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, floery hops, and caramel, leading to a bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. Some sweet exotic fruits in the nose. Somewhat light body, very soft mouthfeel, nice fruity accents with a dry and hoppy finish. Pleasant and quaffable. 171110
Earlier Rating: 6/26/2009 Total Score: 3.1
Bottle 50 cl. Clear yellow with a small white head. Lightly sweet and fruity nose. Medium body, malty with some fruit and a distinct if somewhat unrefined bitterness from the British hops. 310509

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2010
Cask@Beer Hunters, Pori. Goldeny amber colour, mediumsized white creamy head. Aroma is fruits, yeast, bread and some slight ntoes of herbs. Flavour is wood, fruits, yeast and some mild eggy notes as well.
Earlier Rating: 9/22/2009 Total Score: 3.2
Bottled (thanks omhper!). Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is wood, some mild notes of yeast and fruits as well. Also some slight toasted notes. Flavour is liquorice, spices, grassy hops and mild toffeeishness. Also a certain dose of the semiearthy Fullerís house flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 22, 2010
Cask at Charlies. Clear amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, hops, grass and pine needles. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (18949) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2010
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Lightly hazy amber. Md resiny Earl Grey tea aroma. Mid-sweet with solid body and clean mouthfeel. Salyt resiny hops with some bitter orange, marked resiny bitterness. Comes across a bit stiff and dull.
Earlier Rating: 9/22/2009 Total Score: 3.1
Bottled. Clear amber, faint head. Piney orangeynose. Mid sweet with rounded mouthfeel. Piney and resiny, medium bodied with bold, solid flavours leading to a finish with marked resiny bitterness. Not bad for a commercial brewer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (15497) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2010
Cask @ Barrowboy and Banker, London Bridge SE1. Pours a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with some hoppy hints. Fruity malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty finish with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste.
Earlier Rating: 8/23/2010 Total Score: 3.1
Bottle. Pours a pale amber color with a longlasting white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy grassy aroma with some hints of honey. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter flavor. Has a sweetish malty bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2010
Cask at Bishopís Arms, MalmŲ; end of cask
Hazy amber color. The aroma is yeasty, lightly hoppy and fruity (from the malt), with apples (not a good sign) and honey. Crispy malt flavor, quite dry mouthfeel, with strong bitterness, maybe too much. A bit rought, not bad for this.
Earlier Rating: 1/19/2010 Total Score: 3.3
Bottle conditioned
Beautiful amber color; generous head. The aroma shows initially a hint of hops, then of malt, finally soapy caramel, uh! Dry caramel flavor, it may be interesting, good quality; but this Ale misses a lot of the qualities that make a good English Ale. Still, one good offer in the bottle, as we canít have cask every day.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13455) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2010
Bottle from cockney pub. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are hops, flowers, fruits and malt.
Earlier Rating: 4/9/2010 Total Score: 3.3
Tap at Cockney pub, Ňrhus. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden amber. Aroma and taste are flowers, malt, hops and caramel. Nice and smooth.


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