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Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: American Pale Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SperkeleForce (758) - - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle 50 CL. Pours golden with small lacing head. Notes of citrus, honey, exotic fruits, toast. Taste is mainly bitterness blended with sweet. Dominated mainly by hops. Slightly one sided.

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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bartholos (65) - GERMANY - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle. Golden-orange colored with a frothy white fast vanishing head. Aroma is hoppy fruity with citrus and orange peel. The flavor is underdeveloped and cannot hold what the smell promised. The taste is light to medium bitter with good bitter finish. The body is very light almost to thin with high carbonation and a somewhat unpleasant to sparkling mouth-feel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
uckelman (384) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
Pours light golden, small amount of white head. Aroma is grass and grapefruit. Full, oily body. Crisp, bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sound67 (415) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUN 25, 2015
Maker: Fuller, Smith & Turner PLC (Fullers), Chiswick, London *** Beer: Wild River (bottled, 500ml) *** Style: American Pale Ale *** ALC.VOL.: 4.5% *** "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." [brewery notes] *** Colour: Bright golden orange; big, creamy off-white head. *** Nose: Strong floral notes, lemon-grass, yeast. *** Texture: Medium body, not watery. Medium carbonation. *** Taste: Floral and bitter hoppy notes dominate the start, with a whiff of citrus above. Surprisingly strong malt base. More bitterness and malt towards the middle, with some resinous and herbal elements. Finish still explicitly bitter, with succeeding floral notes. Afteraste citrusy, malty and bitter. Long-lasting. *** Impressions: Maltier than most US-made APAs, this is another winner from the folks in Chiswick: More depth than many APAs/IPAs, appealingly bitter and hoppy, with the citrus fruit mostly relegated to the background. Recommended!

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mmargarucci (161) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - JUN 23, 2015
On tap, pours pale orange with small white head. Aroma is yeast and grassy hops. Taste is crisp with some malt followed by Pune and grass hop. A British pale with American UBS Info: CH12 0023 3233 1149 8140 E

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
colui72 (193) - HONG KONG - JUN 5, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2015 Appearance is dark golden, citrus dominated, sweetness and aroma first , bitter from American hops later.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (10345) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 20, 2015
Das Bier hat eine klare kräftig goldene Farbe und eine fingerbreite leicht gelbliche Schaumkrone. Geruch mild hopfig, Citrusfrüchte, schöne Malzigkeit. Geschmack sehr malzig, bitter hopfig, wenig Citrus, dafür mehr Würze, gut!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (252) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 19, 2015
Pale amber colored, clear and sparkling, medium white head with nice lacing and good retention. Aroma is malty, some biscuit and lemon grassy and citrusy hops. Taste is low to moderate sweet caramel malt, biscuit, lemon, grapefruity, bit grassy, moderate bitterness, dry finish. Medium- bodied, medium carbonation. Zesty, refreshing and inviting you to partake in another sip... or pint!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fisler (191) - GERMANY - MAY 18, 2015
Golden im Pintglas, ordentlich Schaum. In der Nase Grapefruit, fast wie ein IPA. Im Trunk ebenso fruchtig, deutliche Zitrusnote, im Abgang dann aber malzig, herb, leicht bitter - genau an der Stelle, wo beim IPA der Alkohol durch käme. Also weniger Kick hintenweg, dafür eben überraschend still. Nichtsdestotrotz ein ordentliches Bier in einer schönen Flasche.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (3563) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2015
Cask, Bon Accord, hand-pulled, cereal, fruity aroma, clear golden amber, thin creamy off-white head, excellent lacing, cereal, citrus, creamy, smooth, well-balanced

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adamnowek (609) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2015
Brownish colour with an unappealing head. Bitter and bland. As with most English beers, it's excessively watery.


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