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


on tap

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RATINGS: 563   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.

milewide's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1565) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bitterness only at finish. Definitely an ESB and not an IPA, Clear amber color, with average head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lobs_ols (136) - LATVIA - NOV 8, 2014
Opaque amber, strong white head. Fruity-hoppy aroma. Bitter with notes of fruity sweetness. Dry bittersweet finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cimbasso (192) - - NOV 8, 2014
Pale amber colour with white head. Aromas of toffee and grass. The taste has toffee from the malts and grassy, earthy, woody hops, creating a good balance between the sweet and the dry. Plenty of hoppy bitterness and a good, almost oily, mouth-feel. A long grassy finish. A really nice IPA from Fullerís.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WVHouseofBeer (869) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Not a bad IPA but overall pretty weak and forgettable. Decent aromas and flavors of caramel, toffee and just a little hop presence and bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansalon (1558) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2014
Pours semi clear light amber with a medium frothy white head. Aromas of citrus, kiwi. esters, flowery notes and gooseberry. Taste is citrus, esters. gooseberry, esters. Very flowery. Mouthfeel is slightly oily with medium body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (956) - USA - OCT 28, 2014
Drunk from bottle in Cala Millor, Mallorca. 5.3 per cent bottle conditioned India pale Akers. Lovely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fisler (42) - GERMANY - OCT 25, 2014
SchŲner stabiler Schaum im IPA-Glas, schwaches Aroma, kaum Frucht. Im Abgang sehr bitter, leichter Tabak. Zu wenig fruchtig fŁr meinen Geschmack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Outlaw_Si (16) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Nice IPA. Decent malt-hop balance with some citrus notes. Medium carbonation. Aroma mainly from the hops but some malt. Decent drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (926) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
500ml bottle poured in a chalice. A: Pours a orange clear color with a huge yellow bubbled and aired head. Good retention. Head never disappears completely and many lacings are left around the glass S: Smells like it should: A bouquet of hops, grassy and earthy. Moderate (or conservative), nevertheless. A bit of malts can be also felt T: Follows the nose. An IPA, more precisely, and English IPA. Not strongly grassy and bitter like and American one but mild and very drinkable. The taste of hops is quite earthy. Very good balance between the malts vs. the hop bitterness M: Great body. Light and neutral. A bit molasses. Carbonation is medium to low, English style. Bitter aftertaste is a pleasure O: Lovely IPA. God save the Fullerís! [ BA Review @ 7/12/2011 ]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
STJUDE (4) - ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014 does not count
Not the best IPA I have tasted,not hoppy or dry enough,lots ot caramel and resin, with sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
lamf (80) - Baden-WŁrttemberg, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange, hazy as itís real ale. Nice aroma, even when youíre in love with American hops. Could be more intensive, though. Thereís a good maltiness finishing with some bitterness. Typical English-fruity. Quite good.

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