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

bottled
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RATINGS: 529   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.


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3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1466) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bitterness only at finish. Definitely an ESB and not an IPA, Clear amber color, with average head.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5187) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Draft to snifter. Looks good for the style; a transparent orange with eggshell head that steadily dissipates into sticky lacing. Smells of mild hops and grain. Tastes like it smells with a bit of (bitter)sweetness from the malt. Average on the palate with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Definitely English.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
w_adwersarz (124) - Cracow, POLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Koloru soku jabłkowego, z niewielką pianą odrobinkę krążkującą. Aromat słodowy, odrobinę owocowy. Wysoko wysycony, bardziej wytrawny niż niewytrawny.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5358) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Atlanta, Ga - Total Wine - Perimeter - 500 ml bottle. Pours a sparkling medium copper with a soft, thin but ling lasting white head that clings to the edge of the glass. Aroma is slightly boozy with some diluted Scotch Whisky notes, just a hint of juniper. Flavor is a bit boozy as well - especially considering the fairly low ABV. Pick up some diluted Scotch and water, light mint, just a wee bit of nice subtle spicy bitterness to keep it interesting. Mouthfeel has a nice spritz to it. Decent, but slightly underwhelmed. .

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benderone (27) - FRANCE - JUL 3, 2014
Bouteille 50cl de chez Saveur biŤre. IPA minimaliste, houblonnage trŤs discret & corps lťger, bref rien de particulier. BiŤre de soif.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Japalo (1116) - DENMARK - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle@home Arg-Schw. Small head. Light Copper. Clear. Fresh green grass from europerian hops. Medium mouthfell. Low carbonation. Some caramel. Expected more bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aronvarga (267) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 21, 2014
500 ml bottle. Clear, light orange color, long-life creamy and rocky off-white head that never ends, moderate pine and grape aroma, light body, soft carbonation, sweet malty and powerful fruity bitter hoppy taste, pine and fruity hoppy palate. Easy-drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (5583) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle. Oh, what a great example of how the American brand of "India Pale Ale" has ventured so far away from the baseline. This has many of the same visual ... amber/orange, big white head ... but itís also quite still. The aroma has a perfumed, soapy sting, not the requisite citrus most Americans have come to expect. This drinks with a floral flavor, not as earthy and dirty as some English IPAs ... but thereís still more of a wooden base. In the very ending I find just a hint of some displeasing funk, but you have to really concentrate to get it, so overall I found this enjoyable and a good academic exercise. (#5554, 6/15/2014)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (1908) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 13, 2014
16.9 oz bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of citrus and floral. Taste is malts and citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkaminski (21) - POLAND - JUN 10, 2014
Decent bitterness and body, although it could do better with some tweaks. Nice enough brew, quite sessionable, but overally not very complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CJ_Pain (79) - Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Nice! Just what an English IPA should be. Biscuity malts to complement the hops, average abv, and of course balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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