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Fuller's London Pride - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,983 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,983
Reviews: 981
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 68
Gots: 123 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001)
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Reviews by TubaManJack:
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TubaManJack

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +5.3%

Did I just find an excellent session beer--- Yes but now its gone:<

Appearance-
Smell- Typical for the style. Nothing mind blowing.
Taste- Awaking, a solid bitter note of hops that extends past each sip. A wee bit of bitterness from the malt. A solid netural malt backbone providing a springboard for the earthy/herbal hops.
Mouthfeel- Clean, Bitter, and Light on the tongue.
Drinkability- Excellent, right amount of carbonation and a stable unassaulting amount of flavor. I would not change a thing.

So next time I am looking for it on tap or cask, very solid offering and a great example of a EPA and pub beer.

03-29-2009 06:14:54 | More by TubaManJack
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oberon

North Carolina

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
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Popsinc

Ontario (Canada)

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
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davemarc87

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-20-2014 03:26:56 | More by davemarc87
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-26-2013 01:24:40 | More by cam477
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Mac19872

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +26.9%

11-17-2011 02:39:22 | More by Mac19872
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

05-09-2014 00:02:09 | More by tbryan5
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Shakerman

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

02-15-2012 23:54:35 | More by Shakerman
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sgoodship

Illinois

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
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SIRIUS2

North Carolina

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
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Dmann

California

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
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

1.25/5  rDev -68.3%

11-30-2013 01:56:37 | More by SuomiHobbit
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newk340

Wisconsin

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
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

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
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-19-2014 23:07:26 | More by bulldogg915
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mhkirin


4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

05-12-2012 14:59:05 | More by mhkirin
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bertcat9000


4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-27-2012 19:27:39 | More by bertcat9000
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csmartin6

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-06-2013 19:36:13 | More by csmartin6
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Lazaro

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

02-05-2013 19:49:19 | More by Lazaro
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Todd

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.5%

A good solid choice, and a nice benchmark for the classic pale ale style. Malty, firm, crisp with a nice soft character. You can't got wrong with this beer.

12-19-2001 07:26:04 | More by Todd
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grynder33

Wisconsin

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
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mverity

Florida

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
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VernonKell

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-15-2012 21:42:10 | More by VernonKell
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iemailjack

Florida

3/5  rDev -23.9%

01-08-2013 03:13:03 | More by iemailjack
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Beerswag

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

03-29-2013 22:23:23 | More by Beerswag
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Fuller's London Pride from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
88 out of 100 based on 1,983 ratings.