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


on tap

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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.

milewide's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1395) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (7005) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
Bottle, from Systembolaget Nordstran as Fullerís India Pale Ale - not the beer I thought it was but had never rated Bengal Lancer so no loss, split at Colin and the Vikings tasting, Nol, Goteborg, Sweden 22/03/14. Clear golden with moderate off white edgeing and spotting. Nose is floral hops, citric notes, toasted malt, straw, bread dough. Taste comprises more floral notes, bitter orange, straw, toasted malt. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. So so, much better on cask but RB wise I wouldnít have this down as an IPA regardless of bottle or cask, more an ESB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9066) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2014
500 ml bottle poured a hazy golden amber with a lingering rin g of ivory foam. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, woody hops and light fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness and woody hops with a crisp dry earthy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (2500) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting at Colin and the Vikings.
Appearance: Light brown colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Hops, fruit, caramel, sweet malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, hops, raisin, caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pricey290483 (83) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
i like this beer alot its a nice easy drinker of all the main stream india pale aleís this is one of the better ones one to try for sure

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tedvard (7) - - APR 4, 2014 does not count
See: Copper / Amber. Foamy white head which dissipates quickly. Smell: Slight hop aroma, not very powerful. Taste: Sharp hop, slightly malty. Hops definitely come through at the end. Pallet: Medium carbonation, quite dry in the finish. Very refreshing and easy drinking. Definitely a hop presence but not overly powerful. Could easily session.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beertobealive (140) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 1, 2014
large foamy white head. light cumin aromas. orange colored body with light spices in the taste, not enough for a decent IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
oliodnb (147) - ITALY - MAR 31, 2014
Amber color, white head. Light fruity aroma with some spiciness, malty taste that lacks the usual IPA fruits and also the hops are not very good. Slightly unpleasant aftertaste. Maybe a spoiled bottle?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sad24 (43) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2014
Lacks any hippy, fruity, citrus taste. No real Aroma. Tastes stronger than it really is. Quite disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emeister84 (768) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Aromas of biscuit and fruity hops. Clear orange with a lasting, satiny, white head. Malty all the way through, balanced well by subtle, clean, earthy bitterness. Light-medium bodied, very smooth, creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (161) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 24, 2014
Amber pour with no head, light fruity and malty aroma. Taste consists of a strong malt backbone, with a strong hops kick and a bitter finish. Nice

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