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

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RATINGS: 570   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%). 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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
liinis (1600) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2010
This one is amongst my favorites now. Fulfilling and astonishing brew. it is a piece of art.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
FamousCamraMan (7) - - OCT 13, 2012 does not count
One of the finest beers I have tasted. Perfect served cool at the Doric Arch at Euston.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (719) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 24, 2013
Aroma: Strong fruity, guava hops aromas, Appearance: Slightly pale gold body. Large, forthy, white head. Lacing. Flavour: Medium-high bitterness, medium sweetness. Bread. Dry finish. Medium hop flavour Palate: Medium-light body, soft, medium carbonation. Overall: Very nice! Definitely a beer that requires another! 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 14A. English IPA

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CanCrusher (670) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle 0,50L. Clear orange colour, with off-white, long lasting head. Aroma is hoppy, mostly citruses - grapefruit, some grassy flowers, herbs. This IPA is smooth, very good, similar to the Fullerís ESB, India Pale Ale or London Pride when weíre talking about bitternes. It has light bitter taste and moderate bitter aftertaste. I expected more bitternes, as it is IPA style. Anyway, very good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy dark gold, with a small yet lasting head, and excellent lacing. Floral and resin hops overlay a sweet caramel aroma on the nose. There is a hint of honey to begin, with very strongly bitter citrus hops soon appearing. Some lovely malt characteristics soon join, with hints of toasted sourdough playing through the hops. The finish is delightfully hoppy, with strong lemon notes. A wonderful balanced and appetising bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotty (1060) - SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2010
Packed with fruity hops and slightly sweet malt, superbly balanced. Plenty of body and a long lingering finish. Another cracker from Fullers. Bottle from Waitrose, Ponteland.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kita (1200) - Koper, SLOVENIA - DEC 23, 2011
Bottled, 0.5l. Pours cloudy amber colour with medium sized frothy, long-lasting head, fizzy carbonation and some yeast residue. Hops and citruses prevail in the aroma, while flowers were also noted. Sour fruity and malty start is followed by long pleasantly bitter finish and aftertaste. Medium bodied, dry texture and lively carbonation in palate. Excellent!
Earlier Rating: 10/1/2011 Total Score: 3.9
Bottled, 0.5l. Pours pale amber with large frothy white head and lively carbonation. Aroma of citrus and grassy hops. Refreshing fruity taste with traces of grapefruit, rich mouthfeel and distinctive hoppy aftertaste. Full bodied with thick texture and soft carbonation in palate. Always worth of pouring another one...

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tseo (153) - Athens, GREECE - MAR 29, 2012
Aroma: Huge citrusy aroma! Very hoppy, extremely appetizing. Some caramel notes that blend very well. Some exotic fruit, too. Mouthfeel: Standard oily and smooth light body. Taste: Very nice balance on a bitter character. Cookies, nuts, honey under a orange peel and grapefruit bitter flavor. Superb! Finish: Long, bitter and peppery. I love it! Overall: Excellent. Not sure if it is better than Fullerís IPA though.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bengal is not one of my favorite Fullers offerings, but still a good beer. It really tastes like a double hopped version of the ESB with the same flavor characteristics but with extra English hops. It is a nice beer, but I prefer the flavor of an American IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2012 Bottle 5.3%. Dark golden/light amber colour with a white head. Aroma: Bisquity malt, fruity, oranges, earthy & floral golding hops. Taste: fruity, earthy/floral hops, sweet malt, bread/bisquits, orange-peels, metal, hay/grass, bitter finish. Light carbonation. I like that it is bottled conditioned. Highly drinkable with lots of EKG hops presence. Re-rated 2011-03-12.


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