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Fuller's London Pride - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,981 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,981
Reviews: 981
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 69
Gots: 120 | 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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Blakaeris

Iowa

4.22/5  rDev +7.1%

Pours a clear deep copper color with a foamy head that dissipates quickly but leaves generous lacing.

Smell is caramel malt and floral hops.

Taste is toasted caramel malt up front. Mild fruit undertones. Finish is rather clean, with lingering biscuit malt character. Overall flavors are balanced, but the hops have a slight edge over the maltiness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Flavors are very smooth and well blended.

Another winner from Fuller's. I really enjoy the subtle complexity of this EPA.

06-11-2006 22:16:49 | More by Blakaeris
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bashiba

Iowa

4.05/5  rDev +2.8%

Poured a very clean dark amber with a thick off white head with good lacing and retention.

Smell was grainy with a hint of breadiness and a slight buttery smell much like the Fullers ESB.

Taste has a very nice bit of malt to it with a slight bit of toasted caramel, fresh bread, and smooth butter, but with a slightly sharp earthy and floral hop finish rounding it out.

Mouthfeel is slightly oily and a bit watery.

Overall another easy to drink offering from Fullers.

06-10-2006 03:04:17 | More by bashiba
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haz77

Australia

3.7/5  rDev -6.1%

A – Pours dark copper with an inch of off-white head, which drops to form a thin layer. Small bubbles and moderate to high carbonation.

S – Bread, caramel, some hops.

T – Bready malts at first with some restrained hop bitterness following and continuing into the aftertaste.

M – Smooth with moderate carbonation. Starts out medium and finished thin in body.

D – Solid beer and very drinkable.

06-05-2006 09:35:04 | More by haz77
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -13.7%

Appearance- Pours a spongey, pourous white head that recedes to a filmy foam at an average pace. Sparse bubbling is noticed amongst a copper/amber hue.

Smell- MIldy bready adn grainy m,alts with only a dry hop nose.

Taste- Reminds me of whole grain wheat bread with un-cracked grains in the toasted crust. A good dry hop presence is noticed in the back of the tongue.

Mouthfeel- An overal dry but grainy almost oatmeal like mix of flavors coating all the tongue. But especially the back of the tongue.

05-29-2006 21:56:33 | More by scruffwhor
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neenerzig

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -1%

This is the 5th and final beer I had on my recent trip to London on my last night there. I got a pint of this at a pub I went to along with dad and twin sister. Never heard of this beer before I had it in London. Don't believe I have ever seen it for sale anywhere in the States. This beer is a dark copper like color with a pretty nice foamy white head that stuck around for awhile. The smell didn't really impress me much. It tasted pleasantly and mildly sweet and also of malt and some mild hops along with a faint trace of caramel or maybe chocolate. It has nice smooth and perhaps creamy mouthfeel with mild to moderate carbonation. I found this beer to be very drinkable as it goes down easy. Not great, but a good solid beer and I would try this one again for sure if I ever see it here in the States.

Eric

05-27-2006 18:26:48 | More by neenerzig
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Wasatch

Utah

4/5  rDev +1.5%

A - Pours a clear dark copper color, nice carbonation, nice foamy head, nice lacing throughout the drink.

S - Scents of sweet malts, and slight caramel.

T - The taste is of sweet malts and a under tone of caramel.

M - Medium body, slighty carbonated feel.

D - Very drinkable. I believe this is my first English Pale Ale. Simply an awesome brew. Totally different than a APA, maltier and less hoppy. Highly recommended.

05-25-2006 23:31:25 | More by Wasatch
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -1%

I tried this at the Yardhouse in Long Beach, served in a pint glass. The beer was burnt copper colored with a bright white head. The smell was mostly neutral and the taste was slightly malty and sweet, no major hops component to the flavor.

An OK beer that I'd try again in the UK. But not as good as Fullers ESB.

05-18-2006 01:23:37 | More by TurdFurgison
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petemorris

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

My favorite English soccer team--West Ham United, of London's East End--came up painfully short in the FA Cup final Saturday. It was a bitter loss, but also a day that left all Irons/Hammers supporters full of immense pride at their underdog side's brave performance. Hence, it was a perfect day for Fuller's London Pride. This is such a classic example of its style, there really isn't much to say. Its caramel-malty aroma and golden copper-brown appearance are extremely inviting. Again true to style, its flavor and body are perhaps a little on the thin side, but extremely drinkable and balanced, with a straightforward hop bitterness slightly more assertive than the caramel malt background--although the maltiness becomes more noticeable as the beer warms. The only thing really limiting this style-defining beer is being served in a bottle; this refreshing, lightly carbonated, but deceptively flavorful session brew absolutely demands being served traditionally cask-conditioned.

05-15-2006 06:02:20 | More by petemorris
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nickg902

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -22.6%

Poured from bottle

A: Pours a light copper color, quite clear. Small head disappears quickly with little to no lacing

S: First smell yielded a somewhat biscuity, hoppy aroma. Very mild, nothing special at all

T: Taste is somewhat citrusy with perhaps a hint of carmel, very watered down taste, with a very slight, bitter aftertaste. Absolutely boring in my mind

M: Thin, watery, med-low carbonation

D: Easily drinkable since there is very little complexity in my mind.

I am not sure why this is rated the way it is. I find this absolutely boring and plain. It is too watered down and the flavors are very average. There is no reason for me to try this one again, and I hope the rest of the Fuller's beers I bought arent this bad. I'd avoid.

05-07-2006 23:31:57 | More by nickg902
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Phatz

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +11.7%

Appearance: Pours an amber-ish orange color/ with a small head that fades quickly; little sticky lacing.

Smell: There is an immediate sweet caramel and buttery aroma that has subtle bready malt characteristics as well. There are very gentle English hops in the back of the nose.

Taste: This is a remarkable quaffable easy to accept beer. Very tasty. It has a soft flavor that has no bold characteristics; but its glamour is in it's gentle approachability. There is a bit of toasted malt, caramel, and breadyness up front. Then through the center, the beer seems very fruity and a bit juicy. There is a bit of buttery diacetyl and oily / juicy texture to the mid. The finish is slightly dry with just the perfect amount hop presence to leave a gentle bitterness lingering magnificently on the tongue. Well-done Fuller's!

Mouthfeel: Very smooth slick texture that is slightly crisp around the edge but more oily / juicy through the center. Solid backbone leaves this lightweight beer feeling solid enough, and the dry finish is brilliant.

Drinkability: This is one of the easiest drinking beers that I have encountered. It was so easy to drink and put down I hardly have words to describe it. Maybe the simple straightforward attributes. Maybe the perfect balance. Maybe the juicy characteristics; whatever it is that made this beer so quaffable and approachable made it a fantastically easy beer to drink!

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

04-28-2006 05:09:35 | More by Phatz
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jyeast101

Colorado

3.83/5  rDev -2.8%

Very clear in appearance and copper in color with a beige head. Smells of hops and malt. Mild in taste with a slight hops finish. What comes to mind is a balanced beer with a decent taste. A bit of an aftertaste but overall a drinkable pale ale. I would add this beer to the list of beers I would probably enjoy more if I had it on draught.

04-25-2006 20:49:26 | More by jyeast101
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ProfessorHops

Illinois

4.78/5  rDev +21.3%

Awesome beer. If you like malt heavy easy to drink beers. This is your guy.

It looks great with care invested.

Scent is complex.

Mellow flavor with hints of wood, almonds , and vanilla. Very sweetlly robust.

Finishes very comfortable and friendly.
simply scrumptious.

Everyome should try this beer.

On my top five.

04-24-2006 03:50:11 | More by ProfessorHops
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +5.3%

A - From a can. "Serve cold" it says. Clear copper, with a creamy head. Decent lacing.

S - Sweet malts. Grassy hops. A touch of astringency in the nose.

T - Well balanced. Grain and citrusy hops. Not as sweet as the aroma suggests. Delicious.

M - Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is not too hard, not too soft. Nice

D - Easy drinking, but tasty.

04-23-2006 17:03:21 | More by allergictomacros
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +6.1%

11.2 oz bottle.

This beer poured a clear, deep amber color with creamy, light tan foam that clinged to the glass and slowly settled. There was a good stream of carbonation bubbles from the bottom of the glass. The smell was nice and malty with a good aroma of English hops. The taste was dryly malty with "chalky" hops and a light fruitiness. The beer was well-balanced with mild bitterness overall. The mouthfeel was dry with medium body and good carbonation. The hoppiness and light fruitiness lingered in the finish. This was a great session beer, and even tasted great straight from the bottle.

04-22-2006 11:38:55 | More by UncleJimbo
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soulgrowl

United Kingdom (England)

3.8/5  rDev -3.6%

Appearance: Very nice, bright copper color with fiery red highlights. Head is a light beige that dissipates quickly into a thin film atop the beer.

Smell: Diacetyl, grape juice, sweet caramel malts. The hop aroma is quite good; spicy, floral, and piney all at once.

Taste: Sweet malts, piney hops, some intriguing cinamonny notes, and butterscotch. Everything is in its place; a very well-balanced, mild-mannered ale with just enough hop bitterness to keep things interesting. Finish showcases hops nicely.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and slightly tingly. Very clean despite its relatively full body.

Drinkability: Painfully sessionable. This is a good one.

04-22-2006 04:46:06 | More by soulgrowl
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phisig137

Virginia

2.38/5  rDev -39.6%

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.

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

Ohio

2.93/5  rDev -25.6%

A: Pours a clear, deep golden with a big frothy head. Rings of lacing are stuck like glue all around the glass. Very nice

S: Not much here, malt, maybe some honey. Smells almost like an amped up BMC beer.

T: Malty up front, some bubble gum and honey flavors, and then some delicate hop flavor in the finish. Overall the flavor is sort of flat.

M: Medium body with light carbonation. Smooth and slick texture.

D: Great appearance and mouthfeel, but the smell and taste leave something to be desired. Overall, this gets a "meh" rating from me.

03-30-2006 20:51:00 | More by klewis
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RedHaze

Nebraska

3.65/5  rDev -7.4%

Best by 12 Feb 2006

Pours a clear coppery color with a quarter inch head that falls quickly to a thin, spotty cap and ring that leaves behind a tattered bit of lace.

Smell; bread dough, sweet malty caramel and a bit of hops are present as well. There's also a little bit of a fruity undertone in there.

Taste; slightly bitter and floral hops, bread dough and caramel malts with a bit of a sweet fruitiness in the finish. There's a bit of a buttery quality that makes me knock this down a notch. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and pretty easy to drink.

03-27-2006 03:22:45 | More by RedHaze
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sinstaineddemon

Connecticut

2.78/5  rDev -29.4%

A - this Fuller's pours a true lager brown with a 1/2 a finger of head, which tranforms to a lace in under a minute

S - this Fuller's has a slight white grape aroma, with the typical hops.malt aromas

T - this brew has an uncomplicated flavor arrangerment, its sweet but otherwise unidentifiable

M - pretty average, warm and smooth

D - high, with a refreshing bitter twang at the end

03-24-2006 05:03:40 | More by sinstaineddemon
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cameraman

Kentucky

3.95/5  rDev +0.3%

A nice copper/redish color, with an off white head that disappates very quickly. Alot of aromas some citrus and others related to hops, but the prominant scent was one of malt sweetness. The taste was rather surprising, very malty with a smack of bitterness at the end. That bitterness lingers in the mouth long after each sip. In the mouth it is medium bodied, and leaves a nice dry finish in the mouth. Overall I was expecting more hop flavor like american pale ale's, but this beer is smooth and mellow, a nice after work beer to sit down and just relax. It could make a good session or starter beer.

03-23-2006 14:46:35 | More by cameraman
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jockstrappy

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +22.6%

Poured into a tulip glass, comes out a dark amber color with a 1 inch off-white head that doesn't stick much to the glass, but hung around for most of the tasting. Aroma is slightly sweet, fruity, toasted malts come out the most, with a faint hop aroma. Taste...fantastic! Starts off a little malty, faintly sweet, with hops coming through a bit at the finish. Goes down very easy, dangerously drinkable! A must-try for those who prefer this style.

03-20-2006 00:22:01 | More by jockstrappy
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wedge

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +9.9%

Clear brass with a solid, creamy off-white head. Sweet, bready malt aroma with some caramel and mild hops. Taste is slightly doughy, toasted sweet malts, with a faint fruitiness in the middle and a mellow herbal hop finish. Medium bitterness and moderately dry. Medium body and carbonation.

A very well balanced, earthy, and highly drinkable ale. I could drink many of these in one sitting with little effort.

03-19-2006 22:53:40 | More by wedge
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Bcant

Michigan

4.3/5  rDev +9.1%

London Pride is an outstanding example of an English pale ale. The aroma is delicate, with nice balance of light floral hop and toasty malt notes. The flavor is extremely well balanced; starting with rich yet not overpowering toasty/toffee malt flavors, followed by a long and dry but not intense hop profile. Low carbonation, the mouthfeel is soft and round. Extremely drinkable—very refreshing, an excellent session beer.

03-17-2006 03:39:35 | More by Bcant
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daliandragon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

This is a beer I first had in Brooklyn during the last World Cup during the Argentina-Nigeria game. I had several and enjoyed the game immensely.
This pours a handsome rust color with respectable off white head. The lacing is already impressive as well. Fresh hops along with a bit of yeast in the nose.
I know traditionally English ales are served warm but when I lived in London I was only served conspicuously warm beer a few times in a year. I bring it up because this beer in particular I prefer nicely chilled. The low temperatures match the clean taste, active texture, and mellow hoppy aftertaste.
The drinkability in this beer is quite high, like most Fuller's products I've sampled. An old favorite.

03-15-2006 07:59:07 | More by daliandragon
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evanackerman

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +12.9%

beautiful beer, pours a nice copper color with lots of little bubbles and a nice foamy head that leaves wispy lacing as the beer is consumed.

aroma is very bready and has a hint of lemony hop in the background. very appealing aroma.

taste is a lovely bready malt followed by nice bittering hops that close out the finish in a very pleasing way.

mouthfeel is crisp and just the right viscosity.

drinkability is amazingly good, this is the definition of a session beer.

overall, this beer is aptly named, London should be very proud of this one. a great ale!

03-11-2006 18:13:13 | More by evanackerman
Fuller's London Pride from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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