Fuller's London Pride - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
3.88/5 rDev -1.5%
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours an amber brown color with a two finger just off white head. The head fades to leave a light level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is heavy of a bready aroma. With this smell is a good lot of butterscotch and some lighter fruit aromas of apple cider.
Taste – The taste begins with a crisp bready flavor. A lighter butterscotch sweeter flavor then comes to tongue. As the taste advances, some of the apple cider in the nose is detected on the tongue. This mixes well with the rest, and at the end, is joined some light herbal and earthy bitterness which leave a rather pleasant taste on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the rather average side in terms of creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is the same.
Overall – A tasty and very drinkable brew with a good blend of malty, lightly sweet, and lightly bitter. Rather refreshing.
11-05-2012 02:36:27 | More by Darkmagus82
More User Reviews:
4.33/5 rDev +9.9%
Great traditional bitter,nice bronze color with a light amount of lace.A lot of malt aromas going on caramel brown sugar and biscuit dough only a light geranium hop presence lingers.A true session ale malty and fruity with some iron in there but there is a green hop presence light but it make the beer balanced,a gret ale from Fuller's.
07-11-2002 08:12:56 | More by oberon
3.38/5 rDev -14.2%
A very nice looking amber pour with a smallish off-white head. The nose is malty sweet with subtle fruity hints. Taste wise, it's light fruitiness up front that quickly turns to a malty body down the middle. Medium bodied with a smooth & fizzy mouthfeel. The finish is dryish with a metallic sorta zip to it. Nice light hoppiness. An average beer in my books.
07-07-2004 00:28:34 | More by Popsinc
4.18/5 rDev +6.1%
While pale ales are no longer my favorite style of beer, I certainly get a jolt of nostalgia from drinking them. Really reminds me of many on-tap beers I had in my younger days in England and Wales.
A: Poured from one of the handsome 1pt 0.9fl.oz. bottles. I got a nice frothy near white 1.5 finger head. It's a crystal clear, bronze amber color with some carbonation visible. When the head dissipates, you are left with a nice thin lace and some webbing on the glass. Attractive looking PA.
S: I served it too cold. Note: Do not serve this beer colder than recommended. I was so disappointed until the beer warmed up and I realized what a fool I had been. OK - confessions aside... Crystal malt, a touch of fruit and hops. I also got an almost dimethyl grass type aroma too. There was a buttery smell that made me feel like it would be a creamy taste which I knew would not be the case.
T: Taste goes along with the smell. Well balanced caramel malt and hops. Touch of fruit. People say this a lot but it is true. This beer really does make you think Pale Ale. It is a poster child for sure. Nice strong hop sourness on the back of the throat as an aftertaste.
M: A nice crisp, lightly carbonated beer. Medium bodied.
D: I don't long for the Pale Ale like I used to but if I was to go for one, this would surely be one of them.
10-19-2008 03:15:12 | More by sgoodship
4.47/5 rDev +13.5%
Poured into a pint glass, the color was a rich amber color with a reasonable white foamy head. The aroma produced has hints of fresh bread. A nice long pull reveals a well balanced light malt flavor that finishes with a slightly sharp hoppiness that lingers on after the swallow, eventually leaving you with a gentle sweetness on the tongue leaving you ready for the next pull. Nice drinkability in the sense that there is rich flavor without that meal in a glass feeling you get with some heavier brews.
Highly enjoyable! I can picture myself sitting in an English pub enjoying a few pints with friends. Not too full but still satisfying. Nice.
01-26-2008 04:01:12 | More by SIRIUS2
4.45/5 rDev +12.9%
Easily one of the most drinkable beers I've ever had. This one poured a nice dark copper color with a very big frothy white head that coated the whole glass with lace. The smell was pretty light with a slight hoppiness and a very bready scent as well. The taste was super balanced with a very light hoppiness, medum malt presence and a great earthy taste that I couldn't put my finger on. The mouthfeel was so light and airy off the cask it was great. A true session beer indeed.
05-20-2004 00:36:47 | More by Dmann
3.83/5 rDev -2.8%
A: highly carbonated, a translucent darkened amber.
S: hints of citrus, hops, and malts.
T: faint citrus and hops tease the tongue initially while a backbone of sweet malts linger at the end.
MF/D: intensely smooth for the amount of carbonation, an easily sessionable bitter brew.
09-14-2010 21:53:03 | More by newk340
4.1/5 rDev +4.1%
The Fuller's London Pride pours from the bottle a bright amber with hints of red and a bubbly white head on top. Aromas of sweet caramel, toasty bread and light fruits mixed with some herbal hoppiness as well. An enjoyable nose that seems fresh and vibrant.
First sip brings a caramel covered toasty pale maltiness that has a nice fruity (apples) profile as well. A slightly spicy, herbal hop hits the back of the palate on the way down. A bit of grainy huskiness lingers after each sip. A tasty pale ale overall...easy to enjoy.
Mouthfeel has a medium body with good carbonation and just really easy to drink. I could see this being really great on cask. Another brew I would have no problem sessioning as it goes down so smooth and easy. Well worth your time...and probably worth a trip to the UK as well!
08-25-2005 02:11:42 | More by orbitalr0x
3.33/5 rDev -15.5%
The beer poured an amberish color, topped by a 1 inch head, which disappeared quickly, a very soft aroma with just a hint of malt. The taste was also soft,with just a hint of malt.Tried and triend but couldn't detect the carmelly "Sugar Daddy" taste this was supposed to have. Its OK but couldn't find a reason to recommend it
08-31-2003 14:33:28 | More by grynder33
3.84/5 rDev -2.5%
Pours an orangey amber in color with some off white head that faded quickly into a medium collar and some thin wisps. Fair legs and lacing. Aroma is toasty and bready with some faint earthy hops. Taste is light caramel, some earthy and floral hops and a bit bready as well. Appreciable hop bitterness. Light-medium body and medium-low carbonation.
05-25-2014 01:30:13 | More by mverity
Fuller's London Pride from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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