Fuller's London Pride - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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4.1/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
The appearance is nearly perfect off the pour: a one and half finger head of creamy white foam of a clear copper body. Head slowly recedes leaving honeycomb like lace. Aroma consists of a caramel malt with floral and earthy hops. Upfront in the flavor department is a moderate lemon citric hop flavor and bitterness over a more mild crisp malt background with hints of caramel. The malt comes through a bit more as it warms, but it is still farily non-descript. Low sweetness, with that dry mineral Burton feel. Lean to moderate body with low carbonation per style. Dry, crisp finish.
A solid ale from head to toe. Drinking this makes me realize how sweet (and hazy) many of our American ales are. Ive got to hand it to that Burton water, it really does add a distinctive crispness (and clarity!) to the ale. I wouldnt mind a bit more complexity in the malt dept., but thats not really what this ale is about. It's aim is balance and drinkability, without sacrficing flavor.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2007 22:00:50 | More by Shovelbum
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Fuller's London Pride from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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