Fuller's London Pride - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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4/5 rDev +1.5%
Poured with a ginormous, fluffy head that hung around all night. Hops and nice biscuity malt witha touch of dried fruits on the nose are quite inviting. Delivers big time on the palate with a prickly bitterness and a long malty finish. A very satisfying and drinkable ale.
04-23-2009 08:49:48 | More by juju7
4.35/5 rDev +10.4%
11.2 oz. bottle into a pint glass
Best before 10/11/2009
Pours up a clear golden-orange with quite a bit of active carbonation that produces a one inch white head that falls down to a skim quickly. Little lacing.
Aroma is of caramel, toasted malt, with some hops that are floral and slightly spicy.
Taste is of caramel up front with a mild sweetness, some toasted malt and biscuit flavors in the middle with a light fruit character. Hops of the spicy and floral nature come towards the finish and blend with the malt to make for a very nicely balanced beer.
Mouthfeel is medium-light in body, with a very nice creamy texture to it. Highly drinkable, a session ale for sure.
One of the best English Pale Ales out there for sure. This one is very sessionable, I only wish it wasn't such a high cost.
04-23-2009 00:16:07 | More by roadhouse
4.1/5 rDev +4.1%
A solid clear amber pour with a quarter inch head that lasts and lasts and mixed with a mildly fruity, noble hop bitterness that is second to none, a super sweetness greets the tongue and does not let go for one minute this is an amazingly drinkable beer that makes you forget you are drinking one,
04-18-2009 05:19:47 | More by bluemoonswoon
3.23/5 rDev -18%
Maybe I'm more into American Pales than English Pales, but not terribly impressed here...
Pours pretty golden with little beige head and little or no lacing. Smells weak (literally, I can't smell it, although my fiancee claims she can smell some pine), maybe a little dinge or moist wood.
Taste was bland (again, my fiancee claims she can taste the pine, but she has a sensitivity to it). It had a little decent bitterness that I don't associate with hops, with a sort of woody sweetness which was also not very strong.
Felt fine in the mouth, thick and sticky, slightly heavy. It would be pretty drinkable if I wasn't paying much attention to it.
Overall, not a waste, but not that great.
04-14-2009 02:11:06 | More by snaotheus
4.43/5 rDev +12.4%
A: A golden orange color. Persistent head that leaves some nice lattice-like lacing on the glass.
S: Nuanced aroma. Biscuity malt, floral aromas, tea-like, slight caramel. Not really in-your-face or bold, but still very enjoyable nonetheless.
T&M: Excellent balance. A pale malt and dry, biscuit-like flavor interact well with floral and herbal flavors from the English noble hops. The finish is crisp and dry, long with tea-like flavors in a general reprise of the hoppiness. Body is light to medium with a crisp feel. Feel could be a bit better, but I'm guessing this isn't the best serving type to experience the full capacity of this beer.
D: Great drinkability. I put this one down in under 5 minutes while eating, having already had 2 beers and an appetizer beforehand. It was really great to drink on a spring day in an outdoor setting, and was exactly what I was hoping it would be. Fuller's makes great beer, and I hope to get around to trying more of it soon.
04-13-2009 05:34:43 | More by BamaBeerBuff
3.9/5 rDev -1%
Appears very clear, tarnished amber in color with a thin white, lace-free head. Aroma is of lightly sweet creamy caramel, butter popcorn, dough, zesty lemon, and a touch of black pepper. Taste matches well. Lemon and pepper, doughy bread, caramel, diacetyl, all topped with prickly carbonation. Texture is slick, a tad resiny, and ever so slightly coating. Light body and good bitterness along with the bright and light doughy flavors make this a very easy to consume, unoffensive easy drinking beer.
This will not be the last of these I have tonight.
04-13-2009 00:02:23 | More by tastybeer
4/5 rDev +1.5%
Poured a seethru light golden body with a two-finger white head. A mix of hops and subdued malts in the smell. Smooth and tasty with a bready, slightly sweet malt taste and some bitter leafy hops. Blended well in a medium-body for a beer that passes over the tongue easily and with some flavor and has a slightly crisp, citric hop backbite. I could relax with this anytime.
04-06-2009 17:42:47 | More by clayrock81
4.47/5 rDev +13.5%
11.2 oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.
L - clear copper color with an off-white head that stays as a light layer/heavier ring and leaves some good lacing.
S - earthy, malt aroma.
T - a very well balanced ale, bold malty flavor upfront is accompanied by bittering hops for a lightly dry finish.
F - light/medium bodied with mild carbonation and a smooth feel.
D - it says "outstanding" on the label...
'nuff said, Cheers!
03-31-2009 22:02:57 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
4.15/5 rDev +5.3%
Did I just find an excellent session beer--- Yes but now its gone:<
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
3.88/5 rDev -1.5%
clear golden amber color. low carbonation. not much head o it, just a few bubbles trying vainly to cover the beer.
malty sweetness is the main contributor with some floral hops in the background. fairly pleasant but maybe the hops have faded somewhat. best before is still about six months away though so not sure.
yeah pretty standard epa stuff. nice and full malt character but slightly lacking in hop profile. hm
funny, the more i think about it, the more i think its very finely balanced. cant pick what i would change to improve it as far as malt/hop flavor/hop bitterness. messing with one would change this beer quite a bit.
doesnt take long to polish off a half litre of this stuff. there is still something about it thats not quite right and i cant put my finger off it. probably needs a fresher hop aroma which i suppose the trip down here wouldnt help. other than that, very enjoyable.
03-27-2009 10:04:49 | More by joecast
3.2/5 rDev -18.8%
got this from a can from LCBO. Best before date on bottom says Dec - 11 - 09, but I had to check it once or twice to make sure. Poured this into a mug.
A - at first, a nice foamy head of about a half inch. This quickly disappears. It appears a light amber color.
S - the smells is of hops, a bit of sweetness, maybe honey.
T - Hmmm. very watery, some bready notes, as well as the slight bitterness near the end. it's crisp.
M - too watery. no carbonation to speak of. My pour was not aggressive, but the head was gone and there was no bubbles coming up through the beer at all. Looked as though it had been sitting for some time. Don't know if this was the style of beer, or just the can, wrong glassware, or a bad pour??
D - not great. would not have another of these.
Might possibly try this beer again from a bottle, or on tap, to see if there's a difference in the carbonation and mouthfeel. Otherwise, this was slightly disappointing for the title 'England's Finest Premium Ale".
03-25-2009 01:39:18 | More by beerbuddah
2.65/5 rDev -32.7%
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
03-04-2009 05:24:48 | More by tigg924
4.1/5 rDev +4.1%
An easy going copper ale with a sticky white head. Smells malty and a little sweet. Exceptional crystal malt flavor in a delicate balance with English hops. Light in flavor and feel. It would be very easy to drink large quantity of these. Nothing overwhelming about this beer. A quintessential English pub beer.
02-22-2009 14:51:58 | More by MillySox
4.28/5 rDev +8.6%
02/18/09- Purchased at Draegers in San Mateo, CA.
Presentation- 16.9oz bottle with a best by date printed on the back label. Poured into my 20oz Pizza Port glass.
Appearance- Bronze-orange colored pour. About a 1/2 inch lightly creamy head forms upon pour. Very slight rim left over for the duration. Leaves some trails and lines of lace behind.
Smell- Nothing that really sets your nose on fire, but a nice light nose of toasted malts and english style hops.
Taste- Very well rounded beer. Freshly toasted malt combined with what seems like a combo of american and english hops. Kinda of earthy in flavor. I know it's strickly english hops, but it doesn't have that distinct flavor I am used to.
Mouthfeel- Smooth, not creamy, but the perfect amount of carbonation. Really no lingering aftertaste.
Drinkability- I'm liking these English beers I am having lately. Super easy to drink and flavorful. Could drink these all day.
02-19-2009 16:24:58 | More by GClarkage
3.85/5 rDev -2.3%
Appearance: Golden copper color with a thick white creamy head. Good head retention and good lacing.
Aroma: Malty aroma. Sweet smelling.
Taste: Somewhat bitter twangy initial flavor followed by a nice malty finish. I picked up slight vanilla notes.
Mouthfeel: Excellent mouthfeel. Somewhat chewy and substantial.
02-17-2009 00:27:05 | More by Lambstrong
4.1/5 rDev +4.1%
Sampled from a 1 pint, 9 oz bottled with a best by date of Jul 19, 09.
A - Golden with excellent clarity and a moderate head that dissipates quickly.
S - A slightly fruity aroma with peach and apricot. A little yeast comes through as well.
T - Bready and biscuity with a hint of fruit and a very faint bitterness. Clean and very nice.
M - Moderate consistency and low carbonation. It has a real cask feel even though it comes from a bottle.
D - A perfectly balanced and extremely drinkable session beer that makes me long for London and the Churchill Arms (see my avatar).
02-15-2009 11:28:06 | More by GJ40
4.3/5 rDev +9.1%
pours an amber color. i got a 1 finger head, with moderate lacing. smells or sweet malt, and some hops, kinda earthy. Tastes bready,has a pretty good carbonation. Getting a bit of bitterness but its okay here. little fruity, this is a pretty smooth drink for me. would LOVE to give this one a try on tap. im really liking this one the more i drink it! This brew, at the present time, is my favorite pale ale.
02-11-2009 05:15:30 | More by webbcreative
2.58/5 rDev -34.5%
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.
02-09-2009 03:14:53 | More by Schwab
4/5 rDev +1.5%
500ml bottle. Famous is as famous does, so let's take a little look see.
This beer pours a clear, medium bronzed amber hue, with a two fingers of broadly foamy, soapy ecru head, which leaves some consistent snowflake lace around the glass as it genially recedes.
It smells of moderately crisp biscuity, bready, grainy malt, an ever so slight touch of caramel, and sassy floral, earth, and leafy hops doing a grand job of balancing things out so early. The taste is semi-sweet brown sugar, caramel malt, wet buttered white cracker, a light, indeterminate, but hardly inauspicious spiciness, and herbal, leafy old-world, stiff upper-lip hops.
The carbonation is moderate, in the British sense, so almost flat to the rest of us, the body a wavering medium weight, and mostly smooth, a niggling watery nature taking its pound (or more aptly, ounce) of flesh there. It finishes off-dry, the sweet biscuity graininess still holding court, but not without the lingering fruity, somewhat spicy hops.
A very easy to drink, flavourful pale ale, one we in the New World seem unaccustomed to, for much too long, but now no more - if I see this on tap in your so-called better pubs around town, I am not hesitant to immediately order it, as it is quite obviously the embodiment of an inimitable session ale.
02-08-2009 00:00:33 | More by biboergosum
4.1/5 rDev +4.1%
Not going to go terribly in depth here, first I had no idea that Fuller's was canning some of their brews.
The pour on London Pride was nice, the appearance was golden orange with an egg shell white head. Carbonation is low just like an english pale should be, good clarity very nice looking ale.
Aromas are wonderful fruity esters and soft honey (not oxidized notes, just honey) light grassy hop note.
Flavor is deliciously complex for a session size ale. The fruity esters and maltiness are rich, the hop flavor is light earthiness.
Mouthfeel is medium light, low carbonation and smooth.
Extremely drinkable. A perfect English ale, in a can no less.
02-07-2009 12:18:48 | More by PBoegel
4.43/5 rDev +12.4%
A dandy pale ale that has a solid malty nose and taste with a nice bite of hops as it goes down. Pours with a loose pile of foam that sticks nicely to the sides of the glass, releasing plenty of caramel and a tad of citrus. A great accompaniment to chicken sausages or even a chicken sandwich, and a good one to keep on hand for general drinking. A bit less punch than Fuller's 1845; nice and mild. A favorite!
02-06-2009 01:45:53 | More by gfreed
4/5 rDev +1.5%
A solid brew that would be ever so good on draught(although Cornwall's I believe still does have it, hmmm). A perfect accompaniment with my wife's fantastic fish'n chips (or rather, onion rings in Fuller's batter!.A lovely honey-brown pour with good inch & a half white head and good lacey cling. A slight apple aroma with bread-malt. The flavor is a nice balance of mild malt & hop with a hint of caramel. Smooth and fantastically drinkable.
02-03-2009 00:14:01 | More by selecter70
4/5 rDev +1.5%
A: Pours a light orange-amber body. Regardless of the angle of the pour there is little head; what is there dissipates pretty quickly.
S: Smells of sweet biscuity malts and honey. Reminds me of a less round and creamy Fat Tire, and with less wheat in the nose.
T: The honey comes through pretty strongly but pleasantly. Not too much else though--some malts that taste a bit burnt at the end.
M: Alright at cellar temp; a little low on the carbonation and might prefer it a bit colder.
D: Probably one of my favorite EPAs; sessionable, simple, and enjoyable.
02-02-2009 02:53:10 | More by lhaqq
4.75/5 rDev +20.6%
poured out a nice pale ale brown (pale brown) with an off white head. good cling.
smells a familiar malt-bread-dough all inclusive. if you use your imagination you can smell the sweet of the beer.
tasted exceptional. excellent balance for me personally. lots of characteristics i enjoy. great malt backbone, lots of dough tones, good bread flavors. just a hint of hops as well.
good palate feel here. crispy texture.
my number one session beer so far.
01-30-2009 03:48:11 | More by skrib09
4.68/5 rDev +18.8%
Poured a 500-ml can into a pub ale pint glass.
Appearance - glorious amber, very thin head with a good ring of lace. A beautiful pint.
Smell - caramel malt generously covering a thin, well defined hoppiness. Chocolate's there, along with a roasted grainy aroma.
Taste - exceptional flavour with dense, complicated maltiness blanketing a refreshing vanilla honeydew finish.
Mouthfeel - smooth and enjoyable. Low carbonation makes the flavour the focus.
Drinkability - just a joy to partake in. The rich flavour requires moderation so a couple of these would be the limit.
01-29-2009 02:19:59 | More by DoctorStrangiato
Fuller's London Pride from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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