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

bottled
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RATINGS: 527   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 Fuller’s. 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.


ghawener's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ghawener (1453) - San Salvador, - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle: India Pale Ale, refreshing Malty body with Nice well Balanced Hops. Food Pairing: Curry anything!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5340) - 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 bière. IPA minimaliste, houblonnage très discret & corps léger, bref rien de particulier. Bière de soif.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Japalo (1086) - 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 (260) - 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 (5574) - 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 it’s 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 there’s 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 (1857) - 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 (65) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybion (51) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle, 500 ml. Pours mostly clear amber with minimal amount of soapy white head. Floating yeast particles visible. Aroma of caramel malt, yeast, grassy and floral hops, citrus and apple. Taste is very bready and yeasty, which a nice backdrop of caramel, honey, lemon, and the ever present hoppy bitterness, which is more prominent in the finish. Sweet and bitter flavours are balanced well in this medium bodied and softly carbonated brew, exactly how an IPA should taste.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YorkshireG73 (9) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014 does not count
500ml bottle conditioned poured into tulip glass.Nice floral fruit gum aroma. Flavour same as aroma followed by hop prickle.The word ’Juicy’ comes to mind, don’t know why. Nice.


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