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Fuller's London Pride - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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Fuller's London PrideFuller's London Pride

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very good

1,023 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,023
Hads: 2,343
Avg: 3.94
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 118
Gots: 345 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

No notes at this time.
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Reviews by crwills:
Photo of crwills
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a cool-looking English-style bottle into a standard pint glass (man I hope I get some new glasses for Christmas...).

Much lighter in colour than I expected -- a clear orangy amber with a nice big fluffy head that sticks around. Looks quite carbonated...

Not much smell to this beer that I can pick up. Some grains, hay, mild citrus, and I picked up some pears in there.

The taste, however, is very good -- pleasantly tart hops along with some malty thickness and autumn fruits, mostly apples and pears. Very little aftertaste at all, although the bitterness in the flavour itself builds as the beer warms (this is a good thing).

A very drinkable brew, and I will be buying it again -- and more than one bottle at a time next time!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Popsinc
3.38/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of davemarc87
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of cam477
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of MrBiscuit
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Mac19872
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Shakerman
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of sgoodship
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of SIRIUS2
4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

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Photo of Dmann
4.41/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of SuomiHobbit
1.25/5  rDev -68.3%

Photo of newk340
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

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Photo of bulldogg915
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of mhkirin
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of bertcat9000
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of DeanBB
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of csmartin6
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Lazaro
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of grynder33
3.29/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of R_Kole
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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Fuller's London Pride from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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