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Fuller's London Pride - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,028 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 1,028
Hads: 2,378
Avg: 3.94
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 126
Gots: 370 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale | 4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

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Reviews: 1,028 | Hads: 2,378
Photo of Andrewharemza
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From bottle, pours Clear golden with medium frothy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, herbs, some butterscotch. Taste of caramel, malt, biscuit, grassy. Not bad.

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Photo of OlaB
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Deep amber color,very clear, gives away almost no head when im pour it in the glass.

S:Fruity , yeast, orange marmelade and bisquits , all in all a very sweet smell

T: Sweet malts , caramel ,spices , hops, the hops suprised me that it was not noticable by the aroma, but it gives off the well balanced bitterness that stays in the mouth after the first sip.

F: medium bodied, very creamy and prickly, the hops gives that bitter and fresh aftertaste that stays there for a while, a very good beer

O: Was a great experience to try this one, i already was very satisfied by other beers from Fullers, and this one did not disapoint me at all . A highly recomended ale , that i enjoyed a lot . very drinkable.

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Photo of elixirojo
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Fresca, me lleva a pensar que el agua que la compone es relevante. Sabor amaderado. Percibo hierbas y un amargor normal que la hace muy bebible y disfrutable hasta el último sorbo.

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Photo of DanielCseklye
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass. Fruity, smooth, yeasty smell. Hops are dominant in the taste. Feels like an average English ale. I would recommend it to a friend.

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Photo of DrMullet
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, deep amber. A sweet, faintly fruity aroma. Taste starts off with a slight sweet malt and a mildly bitter finish. Multi flavor aftertaste includes grassy bready pear.

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Photo of headlessparrot
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A beer so widely available, it seems odd I've never had it before. Pours an amber colour, translucent but well-carbonated, topped by some unsightly loose, soapy head that recedes pretty quickly.

Smell is surprisingly yeasty, doughy, and almost cider-like. Boiled greens. Crystal malt, faint cocoa. Slight piney-ness.

The taste is initially, surprisingly, almost slightly tart. But more dough-yness, malt, some leafy greens. Biscuit, cracker, a bit of pepper. Carbonation is middle-of-the-road and the body is light enough to be somewhat sessionable. Not a bad little English Ale.

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Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into pint glass in November 2015. Nice that it is dated. Drank about 6 months before "Best Before" date.

Appearance: Deep amber with white head. Beer is clear and not cloudy. Head is thin, and doesn't leave much film on the glass.

Smell: Aroma is sweet and has a good alcohol aroma. There is some hops aroma that adds a bite, but it is not very strong. There may be a very slight fruity aroma.

Taste: There is a noticeable hops flavor, much more that what I expected from the aroma. There is a little bit of malty sweetness to it, but it is definitely dominated by the hops. The aftertaste provides a variety of flavors over time.

Mouthfeel: Medium, creamy bodied. Soft alcohol.

This is a smooth medium-bodied beer. It is a good example of an English Pale Ale that I would like to drink again. I was wary of how good the taste would be due to all of the "award winning" comments on the label, but it is a very good beer.

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Photo of hophead723
4.49/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

I saw 1.09 pint bottles of this for individual sale at the nearby grocery store. I recalled seeing an ad for this with James May, my favorite celebrity. So I was excited to try it and was pleased to see it had a very high rating on BeerAdvocate. Time to give it a go.

Look: This beer's handsome amber color is crowned with an off-white foamy head. The head is sticky and leaves rings.

Smell: The aroma is rich and mouthwatering, with hues of yeasty bread and honey covered biscuits. I also detect orange marmalade, fruity ale yeast, and chestnuts.

Taste: My first sip of this was immediately followed by a chorus of angels, and I realized I had found liquid genius. There is a hearty biscuit and honey sweetness upfront with a crisp finish that possess a noticeable kiss of grassy and lemony hops.

Feel: Impeccably smooth, creamy body that is somehow bursting with palette cleansing carbonation. Superb!

Overall: This beer is a masterpiece! It is very drinkable, well rounded, and balanced. It is endorsed by James May, comes from Britain, and is unbelievably delicious! What more can you ask of a beer?

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Photo of tillmac62
4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

BBD 2/5/16. Pours a clear medium amber with a touch of garnet. Outstanding head volume and lacing, world class retention.

Outstanding nose of sweet malt, with substantial caramel influence, light fruit (pear) and subtle hops.

Heavy medium body with a creamy texture. World class carbonation with a subtle effervescent middle and a nice prickly finish.

The flavor profile is borderline world class. The intensity is a bit subtle, but complexity and balance are spot on. It begins with a grainy cracker biscuit that flows into a subtle caramel sweetness with notes of pear. The middle brings a classic British hop flavor and mild bitterness. The finish has crisp elements and a mild herbal hop flavor lingers.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bright amber color with a moderate amount of activity. Weak white half a finger head that lasts for 2 minutes with average legs.

Aromas of bread and caramel or honey. Flavors of metal, toffee, grains, lemon, and noble hops. Nice mix of grassy spices and malty bread. Quality sugary malts with a nice sharp bitter feel.

Slick full body with prickly carbonation. Light finish of medium length, ending with a faint spicy feel of ginger and a grassy noble spices tongue coat.

Overall good quality craft. Nice balanced flavors, a little watery while refreshing. Good session beer with a thick well rounded body. Starts with a metallic feel that eases down with time.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BB 15 Jan 16 at 42 degrees into imperial pint, allowed to warm to 50 degrees before drinking
Aroma of hops and grain, lasts entire glass
Head large (seven cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, diminishing to three mm ring and frothy layer
Lacing – fair. Broken narrow rings with small to medium bubbles
Body medium yellow, clear
Flavor lightly bitter with some graininess coming through; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 4, Flavor 3.75, Palate 4, Overall 4

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Photo of ARoman
3.18/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On cask, poured into a nonic. The aroma is kinda funky with mildew and sulfur notes followed by leather and citrus peel. It pours an oily, orange amber with a white soapy head that has light retention and mild lace. It's a pretty well balanced, medium bittersweet. The texture is on the watery side of oily with a smooth, near flat carbonation. The light body has muted flavors of nuts and caramel with a finish that's caramel syrup and an aftertaste that's mild with notes of nuts and caramel.

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Photo of MNAle
3.12/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

11.2 oz can into an Irish pub-style imperial pint glass, demonstrating how much short of an imperial pint 330 mL actually is! Dark amber with a 3/4 inch off-white head, receding slowly leaving lacing on the glass. Lightly carbonated. Sweet malty smell, just a faint hint of fruity aroma. Mouth feel is a bit thin to medium. Mild initial taste, some hops bittering in the middle, with a sweet malt finish balanced by hops bittering. There is just not much to this beer. The taste is not particularly malty nor are the hops flavorful or bitter. Overall, a relatively thin, uninteresting beer. Very disappointing, especially given the high ratings.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; less than a 1 finger off white head that receded quickly to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: a little restrained; caramel, earthy;

T: almost nothing for a moment, than sweet malt, that a touch of sourness before a mildly bitter finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate to high carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: easy to drink, but not that interesting;

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Photo of josanguapo
3.24/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Carrefour. In english pint glass. Watching Breaking Bad 1x03. It smells nice, but although it doesnt taste bad, I dont completly like its taste, which is on the sweet side.

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Photo of fscottkey
3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: [4.00] Copper to orange colored beer. The beer has very little head. What is there is white but dissipates immediately. The beer lists the ABV (4.7%) and a best by date of 01/15/2016. Hooray for Fullers for making all info easy to find.

S: [3.50] I get a bit of a hard cider scent along with crackers.

T: [3.50] Follows the nose a bit. The bready malts are in the forefront. Maybe hints of a toffee sweetness in the middle.

M: [3.25] Extremely easy drinking. In the US I think we'd slap the label "session" on this somewhere. There is carbonation but it is a nice level. The body is decent for the ABV.

O: [3.50] This tastes like a much improved typical American lager. This would be very easy for someone that "only likes Budweiser". But I don't want to sell this beer short. It is quite tasty and has a nice flavor profile. I would definitely drink this again.

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Photo of 57md
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light copper with less than a a finger of head. The nose has the essence of caramel malt. The flavor profile starts off a little sweet and then moves to an even dryness on the finish.

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Photo of beer488
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice deep colored ale. The nose isn't that impressive. I got malt and a sweaty foot odor, but not offensive. The empty glass smelled of baked goods, dough. The taste is refreshing, the mouthfeel is medium. I get a pleasant hop bitternes in the finish, giving this ale balance. Overall, a good refreshing ale on a hot summer's night. Will buy again.

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Photo of LampertLand
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Fullers 'London Pride' @ 4.7% , served from a 4pack&glass purchased for $11
A-pour is copper from the can to a clear amber in the glass with a small white head leaving a spotty lace along the pint
S-malty
T-crisp & clean tasting English pale ale with a decent balance of malt alongside
MF-ok carbonation , medium body
Ov-good beer & English pale ale
prost LampertLand

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Photo of takusan1000
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Flat body and not very carbonated, not much head either, even after a strong pour. Smell is mild and dry fruitness. Taste is where London Pride stands out: Biscuity, dry, saltine crackers, apricot and other citrus fruits. The citrus/fruitiness of the brew comes not from hops it seems, but from the malt bill and the water. A light hops--fuggles? goldings?--is noticeable.

A fine brew, one of my favorite English beers among those that can be found easily. I know I can count on London Pride.

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Photo of Dentist666
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours light copper beer with excellent beige head, however, fading away quickly. Unexpected sediment. Not very intense grassy smell, hints of red currant, lemon, somewhat spicy. Taste follows the smell. Moderate bitter finish. Very good extra special bitter.

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Photo of SpanishUnicorn
2.78/5  rDev -29.4%
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.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.84/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent beer, this style is kind of underrated but EPAs are awesome. Malty profile with caramel notes. Mineral water is present. Medium bitterness with noble hops character.

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Photo of Shemmy
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

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Fuller's London Pride from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
88 out of 100 based on 1,028 ratings.