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Fuller's London Pride - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,929 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,929
Reviews: 977
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 64
Gots: 102 | 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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David1975

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -74.7%

12-22-2012 20:29:57 | More by David1975
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mattrauch


1/5  rDev -74.7%

11-28-2012 05:04:35 | More by mattrauch
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jkrane

Ontario (Canada)

1.1/5  rDev -72.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

I bought a can of this stuff at LCBO, because it looked good, and I thought it was on sale for $2.00 for a tallcan. It was actually $2.80, not $2.00, so I expected something delicious.

Boy was I in for a surprise.

I cracked open the can, and the distinct smell of urine wafted very quickly up to my nostrils. I drank a small sip, it tasted like it smelled, and I kicked myself in the ass for wasting my money on this "premium ale".

Now I understand why the British refer to "getting drunk", as "getting pissed"!

The urine the beer ratio in the can is UNACCEPTIBREW!!

Shameful 1/5.

The British should stick to fish and chips, and leave the brewing for us North Americans!

Serving type: can

11-01-2013 00:36:05 | More by jkrane
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

1.25/5  rDev -68.4%

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

Germany

1.3/5  rDev -67.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This really isnt a good beer i m afraid:

A - best thing about it a kind of honey amberish look but soapy head

S - Citrussy acidic and off-honey

T - TAstes like honey gone off or maybe earwax

M - This is a very flat beer almost stale - i know English ales are meant to be flat but this could really be used to do the dishes in its lukewarm state

D - Considering the above LOW

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2009 22:13:00 | More by DerBayer
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PaF

Israel

1.5/5  rDev -62%

03-30-2013 21:44:24 | More by PaF
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gonzo46and2

Florida

1.73/5  rDev -56.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Wow. I love me some London porter.... Their ESB is nice too... This was awful.

Appearance is average. It's a red pour with a rocky small head that diminishes.

Smell is so full of butter, butterscotch, diacetyl... ick... Ok there's some hops in there that make is somewhat palatable but this was not a beer I enjoyed.

Taste is loaded with butter.

Mouthfeel is thick with a tongue sweater that I didn't want. ... Not a good choice for anyone who doesn't like buttery overly sweet pale ales. The hops need more spotlight.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2008 04:39:08 | More by gonzo46and2
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Stillyman11

Michigan

2/5  rDev -49.4%

07-15-2014 04:27:43 | More by Stillyman11
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Jammies

Illinois

2.15/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Pours an orange-yellow with a very thin layer of foam. The foam lingers before disappearing.

S - Can definitely smell the malts. Also a slightly sweet odor is detectable

T - Disappointing. Not much substance, thin and malty.

M - Very thin and watery. A malts have a bite.

O - Overall a huge disappointment.

Serving type: can

11-26-2011 17:12:50 | More by Jammies
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -43%

06-29-2013 14:06:52 | More by TheBigBoy
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Gu3mom

Georgia

2.25/5  rDev -43%

02-07-2013 19:04:26 | More by Gu3mom
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phisig137

Virginia

2.38/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a amber color with a thin white head. Blanket forms on top of the glass.

Aroma is a let down, hints of caramel, but mainly corny smelling.

flavor is just as bad. Tastes like a train wreck of adjunct grains and diacetyl. Mildly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is thin and overcarbonated. Drinkability is decent at best. I find myself almost choking this down.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2006 01:31:13 | More by phisig137
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JimJam10


2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

06-25-2014 21:40:50 | More by JimJam10
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

03-16-2014 03:20:55 | More by Fettpopps
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lmundane

New York

2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

07-03-2012 01:06:25 | More by lmundane
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likethetaste

Virginia

2.55/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had high expectations for this Pale ale. Got a 6 pack and don't know if i got a defective 6 pack because this smelled and tasted like medicine. Just not a good flavor and the mouth feel and drinkablity was just so so. I Like Sam Smith's Pale ale much better but so far, I know I am crazy to say so ... I just like Sam Adams Pale ale better than any others I have tried.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2010 19:12:34 | More by likethetaste
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Schwab

Florida

2.58/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured a bottle of London Pride in a glass. Beer has a nice amber color and I noticed immediately the head and carbonation level. While a nice head is great IMO, this head came fully from over carbonation. I'm not sure if it is with all the London Pride bottles, but this one was clearly over carbonated. I let it sit for a few minutes before I took the first sip.
Beer tastes decent but stays behind in its class. Somewhat malt and hop flavor, seemed well balanced but again way below for its class.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2009 03:14:53 | More by Schwab
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tjthresh

Indiana

2.6/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

On tap at Barley’s. Notes of baked goods, oatmeal cookies, and light hops. Copper orange. Poured with no head. Little evidence of carbonation. Bready/biscuity caramel malts. Floral/perfumy hop flavor. At bit on the thin side, watery, with little carbonation. All said, this was a very ordinary beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2005 17:26:10 | More by tjthresh
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tigg924

Massachusetts

2.65/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: amber, small head, no carbonation

Smell: malts, bread, and honey

Taste: a very malty/bready start followed by a slight hop finish

Mouthfeel: smooth light and a slight bitter finish

Drinkability: Not for me. This beer has two dimensions, but kind of fizzles. I will not be having this one again

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2009 05:24:48 | More by tigg924
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Onenote81

North Carolina

2.65/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

This pours a clear gold with a moderate amount of bubbles rising up. Some small head at first, but quickly becomes nothing. Little lacing. Smells of bread, earth, wood, and just a hint of honey sweetness.

Mouthfeel is crisp, yet smooth. Well done. Now the flavor on this is a conundrum. It tastes like beef stew with potatoes to me. Very beefy. No sweetness, but a hint of hoppy bitterness; not citrus or piney, mind you, but rather beefy. This is weird. I'll give it another shot if I see it on tap, but this is really different. What type of malts make up a meaty flavor?

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2009 21:11:17 | More by Onenote81
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broompa

North Carolina

2.68/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Personally, this reminded me of old red vermouth... in beer form. I had a hard time drinking it and when I pawned it off on my friends, they didn't like it either!! Maybe just not my style, I suppose. Other than the odd taste I experienced, it looked and stood like a decent beer should.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2011 00:46:24 | More by broompa
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Shrews629

Kentucky

2.68/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Orangish, amber in color with yellow highlights. Mostly white to slightly off white head that had nice retention and lacing. Mostly clear, but a bit of haze is there.

Smell - Buttery aroma. Some floral hops, but not overpowering. Slightly sweet smelling. Smelling some sourness

Taste - This does not remind me of a pale ale. Very buttery. A bit too much for me. Bread and biscuit flavors. A bit of bitterness, but is was very faint. Some sourness coming through.

Mouthfeel - Medium to light on the mouthfeel. Smooth and easy drinking. Some flavor left on the palate.

Drinkability - I think I must get past due brews. I have found that to be a problem at the store I frequent. This beer did not match any of the prior descriptions I have read. I finished the glass however. I would like to review this as a fresh brew. I know my nose and palate are not that far off.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2010 22:30:21 | More by Shrews629
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

2.73/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle label says, "outstanding." I find that full of hubris.

Clear, golden pear color with a decent white head. Skim retention leaves a minor lacey infrastructure. Best by date of 7/30/10.

Aroma is of toasted fruit--kinda between a fruitcake and toast with a mix of apple and orange jelly on top. Sulfur.

Burnt pale malt into a lighter, sweeter biscuit dry apple and pear malt. Sharp diacetyl and mineral water. Tastes like when I leave a glass of water on the nightstand for a few days.

To use and English phrase, it's "not my cup of tea."

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2009 22:08:18 | More by donkeyrunner
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Chronark

Norway

2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

07-03-2014 13:35:21 | More by Chronark
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Zbeetleman

California

2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

07-08-2013 03:49:26 | More by Zbeetleman
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Fuller's London Pride from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
89 out of 100 based on 1,929 ratings.