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Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: American Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask: Unfiltered; Bottle: Filtered
Wild River is a double-hopped pale ale, inspired by some of the finest craft brewers from the USA, bursting with citrus hop flavours. Brewed to 4.5% ABV, the beer uses some of the best known hop varieties from the West Coast of the US — Liberty, Willamette, Cascade and Chinook.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2575) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2014
50cl bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - golden with a fluffy white head which dissipates quite quickly. Nose - toffee and cereal. Taste - more toffee and cereal some candy and lemon on the finish. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry but rich finish. Overall - it’s a fairly simple beer but it would very balanced.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Hop_Hedonist (246) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2014
Well, at least Fullers are trying to hop up - not aggressively enough though - a pale imitation of west coast US APA - thin bodied as 4.5% would suggest - but a good balance between biscuit malt and herbal/fruity hops - just needs MORE (esp hops) - I guess they want to appeal to the mass market of non-hop heads and not scare away their core ’best bitter’ drinkers.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
matstrange (66) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
A very thin head follows the distinctly lager looking beer. The taste couldnt be different though. Its a hop explosion in your mouth. A fantastic pale ale with a slight bitter twinge.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (788) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 10, 2014
BOTTLE 50CL. Look: clear golden with a white frothy head with poor retention. Aroma: some hops, sweetish creme brulee like notes, malt sweetness, metallic, some late toffee. Taste: light sweetness, moderate bitter and spicy finish.

The „double hopped” and „craft inspired” slogan on the label are a bit of an overstatement.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (789) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours clear, light orange with no head. Aroma is of citrus and hops. Really nice citrussy taste. Hoppy, slightly sweet finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
triskaideka (137) - Killarney, IRELAND - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle at home. Pale golden with white head. Citrus and grapefruit notes. Crisp and clean - but from something flagged as double hopped I was expecting a bit more. Nice summer ale I think.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rcasta (835) - EL SALVADOR - MAY 2, 2014
Tremendously deliciously balance between hops and Malt and schlitznitz. Byyyyy. Damm!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cimbasso (93) - - APR 30, 2014
This Fuller's bottled beer is well-made and very well-balanced. The golden colour contrasts with a compact white head. The initial aroma is fruity - apples and lemons - and the taste has a powerful citrus flavour dominated by grapefruit. Nice hoppy finish. Very fresh-tasting, but a little light in taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2014
bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits and hops flavor malts citrus fruits spicy and hops

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CanCrusher (642) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle 0,50L. Clear, dark golden colour with small, frothy, white head. Aroma is frothy and fruity - lemon, orange, also some herbs and grass. Taste starts and finishes medium bitter with caramel, biscuits and grass. Medium body, soft carbonation, dry texture. Very, very tasty beer, one of my Fuller’s favorites. So good and only 4,5% ABV...


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