Fuller's London Pride - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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3.78/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 500mL bottle into my Samuel Smith nonik. Served lightly chilled.
Bright, clear, coppery body shines a light amber when held fo the light; a fat finger of off-white foam dissipates into a light dusting of bubbles within a soapy risen circle. Delicate slippery lacing and faint legs. Average retention.
Pleasant caramel and orange notes in the aroma - faintly biscuity malt and low floral hops...
Malty palate entry with a moderate hop bitterness throughout to offset the sweetness. A touch of biscuity/toasty character from specialty malt peaks through now and again. Grows fruitier as it warms (esters from the yeast I presume). Extremely crisp albeit sweet and slightly earthy finish reminds me of a lager.
Light carbonation and a medium-light body add to the immense drinkability of the ale.
By no means the best best bitter out there, even among the paltry imported bottle offerings on the shelves in California...but a well crafted historical ale worth a try (though given the price, maybe not worth re-visiting often).
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2013 05:26:07 | More by augustgarage
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