Fuller's London Pride - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,254 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,254
Reviews: 1,021
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 104
Gots: 285 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

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Photo of SpanishUnicorn
2.78/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Had this on tap in London. Got almost nothing on the nose and felt like I was drinking a water beer mix. Maybe I have become too accustomed to hoppy IPAs, because I really struggled to get any solid flavors on this.

Photo of Gajo74
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear Amber and light brown, minimal head and a small ring of lace that retains well. There is a touch of dark dry fruits in the nose, like raisin or figs. This gives way to a bready and biscuity malt like aroma. As the drink warms, a sweet caramel and toffee like smell takes over. Bready and malty taste with a nice touch of hops that have a battering effect. Crisp, clean and smooth feel like fresh mineral water. Light bodied and drinkable. A very pleasant beer. I liked it a lot.

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.84/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent beer, this style is kind of underrated but EPA are awesome. Cheers

Photo of Shemmy
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Being American, I wasn't aware of this staple UK beer. Without thinking much of it, I picked up some bottles at the supermarket in Seoul Korea in 2009 where I was working at the time. Simply thought, well, as long as it isn't Korean beer and nearly the same price it'll make me pretty happy I'm sure. That night and that first sip really got my attention. Second sip and wow. What's this beer called? My new regular! This beer is not kidding around, nice, nice well balanced and won't break the budget too badly. The whole line of Fuller's brews are like that, or at least the ones available in Asia, India Pale Ale, ESB and London Porter. Solid masterful brewing at a good price. One of my favorite brewers. Not available in most shops in Thailand, so I will be ordering a case this evening from a beer delivery service, very worthwhile beer, especially London Pride.

Photo of T100Mark
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 330 ml bottle poured into a shaker pint glass. Cool bottle!

Appearance - Nice copper color. Good clarity. Nice head. Minimal stickage.

Smell - Malty. Slightly sweet. Mild floral (hops) nose.

Taste - Moderate malt flavor. Slight carmel sweetness. A little dry. The hop finish is a touch bitter.

Mouth - Somewhere between smooth and tangy.

Overall - A classic English Pale Ale/Bitter! The balance between the malt and hops is perfect. Like the English themselves,this beer is a little subdued yet absolutely enjoyable!

Photo of drmeto
3.47/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

L:
-pours a clear amber with a small,foamy,quickly dissipating,white head
-low-medium carbonation visible
S:
-caramel,toffee,strawberries,raisins,plums,raspberries,butterscotch,grassy
T:
-Follows the nose plus a mild hop bitterniss
F:
-light,watery body
-medium-high carbonation

Photo of RABaxter
4.39/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tried this on James May's recommendation (he did the adverts). Very well-balanced stuff. I'd like to try it on draft sometime.

Photo of Griffin1845
4.8/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Have had this on cask and bottled. Outstanding either way. Balanced malt and hops. Very smooth. More focus on the malt than the hoppier American Pale Ales. I always have a few of these in the fridge.

Photo of Oakenator
2.52/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Big fan of English Pale Ales - this one didn't resonate with me.

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: brilliantly clear golden to amber, 1” head dissipates to thick film producing thick lacing. Low head retention due to low carbonation.
S: Light fruit in the plum to grape range, light sweet malt, did not get caramel, fruitiness moderate, less hops in the aroma than in the flavor, no diacetyl.
T: Delicate balance of fruit, light malt and earthy British hops. The malt and fruit drop away for a pleasant lingering bitter aftertaste that cleanses the palate.
F: medium to medium low body, medium low carbonation, no astringency, creamy, no alcohol warmth.
O: a refreshing well balanced flavorful session Ale. Balanced to the hops, drinkable.

Photo of Beejay
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A bright clear orange, with a nice white head that slowly dissipates into frog eyes.

S: Light with a lovely caramel sweetness, and hops coming out in the form of floral notes.. simple and lovely.

T: Simple and sweet, with a light bitterness and a good amount of floral hops.

M: Medium in body, with a medium low amount of carbonation. There is a little bit of a cling in the finish.

O: Beautiful in it's simplicity.

Photo of Swa73
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Surprised that this was a disappointment. Just a lousy finish.

Photo of chaseparker9
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very good English beer, shits great

Photo of TastyAdventure
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smell is just slight toffee. Very clean, mild malt profile that turns slightl fruity as the beer warms. Low carb is good for this beer

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma of caramel, floral, malts, faint honey & citrus. Taste sweet malt, caramel, biscuits, subtle spice, leather, & earthy.

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

really not bad for beer on a plane. decent malt bill, very minimal hop presence. aroma of sweet adjuncts. really enjoyable with my airline food

Photo of Mlkluther
3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden copper with a finger of white head that rapidly disappears and leaves no lacing.

Nose has sweet malt, brown sugar, an earthy quality, Mabe a bit of Apple.

Taste follows nose precisely with the brown sugar sweetness predominant. Very smooth with the slightest bitterness at the finish.

Good beer. Not great. Tasted good after a 10 km run.

Photo of DaveBar
3.17/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Purchased at The Beer Store for just over $3.00 for a 500ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a decent white head that is gone in a minute. Very dark gold. Clear

S- Not a lot here.

T- Ok at best. Has a good malt backbone. That's about it for this one

M- Ok at best here too.

O- Not so great. Alright at best. Will not buy again

Food Pairing

This ok beer went well with..... Stuffed squid. Nice breadcrumb stuffing with onion, celery and butter

Enjoy

Photo of Malt_Man
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served cool from 500ml into pint mug.

A) Medium copper colour, slight haze, a few bubble, thin white head.

S) Good - rich warming malt.

T) Lighter than I was expecting, nice chewy malt flavour, very little hop notes but that is fine. No bittering aftertaste.

M) Nice medium to light body and good level of carbonation.

O) This doesn't try to do anything spectacular and that is its strength. A fine malty brew that you can drink down without thinking too hard.

Photo of infinitebruner
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

January 7, 2015

11.2 oz bottle, English dimpled pint

A – Medium amber with very high clarity, glows in the lamplight. About a centimeter of white bubbles on top, with fairly low retention. Some lacing and bubbles remain.

S – Golden biscuits with just a touch of uncooked dough or crackers, along with strong sweet toffee and caramel. Some mild vanilla is also in the mix. Some fruity esters but hard to peg. Hops are pretty low in the background, floral, noble-type.

T – Flavor has same malt character as the aroma, but is lower in the mix. Hops are floral, but hop bitterness is the star here, much more prominent.

M – Body is light to medium, fairly low in carbonation, the mouthfeel commonly associated with British beers (wrongly so, most of the time.) Very juicy, and bitterness is prominent from start to finish. Would be better with the fuller body resulting from cask dispensation.

O – Great aroma, god flavor profile, but not the most satisfying drinker. Again, I would love to have this on cask in the pub for the “real” experience.

Photo of Sweffin
2.5/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This expired a long time ago

Photo of zfw
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer has an O.K. malty flavor and a hint that hops were involved in its making, but overall seems just a small step up from a mass market US beer. I made a few trips to the UK many years ago and had some great local beers in and around London. This is not those.

Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Review: Bottle of London Pride British Pale Ale, 4.70%ABV

Comes in a nice looking and distinctive 330ml bottle.

London Pride is a decent ale from England’s Capital city.

Pours a lovely amber reddish colour with some white head that faded quickly. Some light lacing is seen.

The aroma is of some biscuit malts and earthy hops with hints of caramel sweetness. Nice.

A lovely refreshing flavour which hits the taste buds immediately. It tastes of light caramel, some earthy and earthy hops with a mild bitter aftertaste. It has a different, subtle, complex taste to it than what you can expect from a lot of beers, which has to be appreciated.

I also found it a bit strong in the taste which I enjoyed, more of a kick to it than other ales.

Overall, London Pride is a solid pale ale, with lots of flavour, and was fairly easy to drink, a good session beer. Definitely worth a try and a good introduction to English, cough London, beers.

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Light but not pale amber with a foam head that has around average retention. Not the best looking beer I have ever come across in the style but it is pretty on point for type and is by no means unpleasant to the eye.

Smell - Sweet malts are evident from the offset with some hints of plum and grape with caramel and floral tones. There is also some light bitter hop aroma.

Taste - Almost identical to the smell profile. There is notes of plum and grape style fruit, light caramel sweet malts and enough bitter hop to make it very well balanced. there is also some boozy character to the flavour but is is not over powering and adds to the overall experience.

MF - Mildly astringent mostly due to the boozy character. This beer has good body and a nice long lived linger that encourages further drinking.

Overall - well balanced and very drinkable this beer is again a fine example of the style and a good ambassador for the British style which tends to be more rounded and balanced than the new wave of hop forward beers. (Not that I'm claiming one is better than the other just pointing out the difference in the regional styling)

Photo of AlfredoMoreno
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

I am not an expert, so I will just review this as someone who likes to sit and taste beers.

I had a high expectation about this beer, at the start I found a bit of disappointment, as with this I realized that I am more into darker beers, but after a couple of drinks (and a little better temperature) I started to juge this as a more neutral point, and I really found it amazing, maybe not my favourite beer, but absolutely one of the best I've tasted so far, a smooth flavor not so bitter to be heavy, but bitter enough to taste marvelous.

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Fuller's London Pride from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
88 out of 100 based on 2,254 ratings.