Fuller's London Pride - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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Reviews by tophers:
4.03/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
a: Brilliant clarity that is medium gold in color. The head is very long lasting with lacing down the side of the glass from the initial pour. Head is an off-white color and is creamy in nature with some moderate sized bubbles spread sporadically throughout the creamy layer.
s: Malt aroma is mild with a definitive caramel note to it. Mildly fruity in nature that gives off a pear and grape aroma. Hop aroma is moderate that gives off a little spice. This hop spicy hop aroma mixes very well with the fruity pear smells for a pleasant blend. No diacetyl detected.
t: The malt flavor is definitely slanted toward the caramel malt as that is the predominant flavor. Moderate flowery hop flavor with low bitterness with the bitterness detected in the middle that dissipates quickly. I was expecting more bitterness for this style. There are also some fruity flavors which I detect as an apple taste which is moderate in nature. The aftertaste is fairly dry in nature with a mix of the caramel malt and fruity esters. No bitterness is detected in the aftertaste. No diacetyl detected.
m: The body is medium with moderately low carbonation. Very little alcohol warmth is detected. Somewhat creamy. No astringency detected.
o: While this beer is very drinkable and I enjoyed it overall. I enjoyed the fruity esters and thought it complemented the malt flavors very well. To fit into this style of beer better, it would need a good dose of bitterness. Ensure that your bittering hops are being boiled for a sufficient amount of time (i.e. 60 minutes) and that the alpha acids are on the higher range of the scale. Don't go too high as the malt flavors need to come thru too, but the bitterness does need to be increased. Also, perhaps laying off the caramel just a bit may help the beer shine in other flavor and aroma areas.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2012 01:59:59 | More by tophers
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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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