Fuller's London Pride - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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Reviews by Olek4374:
3.61/5 rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Poured this one into my I&G Tulip glass. The colour is a striking red-brown, almost a perfect mix of the two. The head, frankly, smells sort of.. off. The head smells like an adjunct lager with citrus notes (and my bottle is nowhere near expiry, so staleness is not the issue here). The beer itself smells a little better, there are some malty notes and some orange peel aromas also. The mouthfeel is much better than the smell; there is some moderate carbonation going on which leaves a pleasant numbness on the tongue. The taste is nothing special in my honest opinion; it is refreshing going in and does not have much detectable booziness, but it just tastes way too bitter for me. After going further into the bottle, I am picking up more of the orange notes that I described earlier, but it`s still not something I`d be eager to grab at the store again.
Overall, the colour is downright beautiful for a beer, and it feels pleasant in my mouth. The smell is a little off, but the taste somewhat redeems that. Regardless, I cant justify a repeat purchase of this.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2013 07:19:44 | More by Olek4374
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3.96/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Pours a clear medium golden yellow in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation slowly rising from the bottom of the glass and some light apricot highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall foamy off-white head that quickly reduces to a medium sized patch of mottled very thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light aromas of biscuit malts with hints of caramel sweetness.
T: Upfront the beer is slightly sweet with a moderate flavor of biscuit malts and just a touch of caramel notes in the sweetness. Hints of butter and toffee with a light note of earthy hops which contribute a light amount of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.
M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.
O: Easy to drink and sessionable. Nice complexity of flavor and definitely one to enjoy again.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 01:39:50 | More by dbrauneis
Fuller's London Pride from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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