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Fuller's London Pride - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,028 Reviews
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Reviews: 1,028
Hads: 2,378
Avg: 3.94
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 126
Gots: 370 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale | 4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

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Photo of T100Mark
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 330 ml bottle poured into a shaker pint glass. Cool bottle!

Appearance - Nice copper color. Good clarity. Nice head. Minimal stickage.

Smell - Malty. Slightly sweet. Mild floral (hops) nose.

Taste - Moderate malt flavor. Slight carmel sweetness. A little dry. The hop finish is a touch bitter.

Mouth - Somewhere between smooth and tangy.

Overall - A classic English Pale Ale/Bitter! The balance between the malt and hops is perfect. Like the English themselves,this beer is a bit a subdued yet very entertaining!

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Photo of drmeto
3.47/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

L:
-pours a clear amber with a small,foamy,quickly dissipating,white head
-low-medium carbonation visible
S:
-caramel,toffee,strawberries,raisins,plums,raspberries,butterscotch,grassy
T:
-Follows the nose plus a mild hop bitterniss
F:
-light,watery body
-medium-high carbonation

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Photo of Griffin1845
4.8/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Have had this on cask and bottled. Outstanding either way. Balanced malt and hops. Very smooth. More focus on the malt than the hoppier American Pale Ales. I always have a few of these in the fridge.

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Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: brilliantly clear golden to amber, 1” head dissipates to thick film producing thick lacing. Low head retention due to low carbonation.
S: Light fruit in the plum to grape range, light sweet malt, did not get caramel, fruitiness moderate, less hops in the aroma than in the flavor, no diacetyl.
T: Delicate balance of fruit, light malt and earthy British hops. The malt and fruit drop away for a pleasant lingering bitter aftertaste that cleanses the palate.
F: medium to medium low body, medium low carbonation, no astringency, creamy, no alcohol warmth.
O: a refreshing well balanced flavorful session Ale. Balanced to the hops, drinkable.

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Photo of Beejay
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A bright clear orange, with a nice white head that slowly dissipates into frog eyes.

S: Light with a lovely caramel sweetness, and hops coming out in the form of floral notes.. simple and lovely.

T: Simple and sweet, with a light bitterness and a good amount of floral hops.

M: Medium in body, with a medium low amount of carbonation. There is a little bit of a cling in the finish.

O: Beautiful in it's simplicity.

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Photo of Mlkluther
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden copper with a finger of white head that rapidly disappears and leaves no lacing.

Nose has sweet malt, brown sugar, an earthy quality, Mabe a bit of Apple.

Taste follows nose precisely with the brown sugar sweetness predominant. Very smooth with the slightest bitterness at the finish.

Good beer. Not great. Tasted good after a 10 km run.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.17/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Purchased at The Beer Store for just over $3.00 for a 500ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a decent white head that is gone in a minute. Very dark gold. Clear

S- Not a lot here.

T- Ok at best. Has a good malt backbone. That's about it for this one

M- Ok at best here too.

O- Not so great. Alright at best. Will not buy again

Food Pairing

This ok beer went well with..... Stuffed squid. Nice breadcrumb stuffing with onion, celery and butter

Enjoy

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Photo of Malt_Man
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served cool from 500ml into pint mug.

A) Medium copper colour, slight haze, a few bubble, thin white head.

S) Good - rich warming malt.

T) Lighter than I was expecting, nice chewy malt flavour, very little hop notes but that is fine. No bittering aftertaste.

M) Nice medium to light body and good level of carbonation.

O) This doesn't try to do anything spectacular and that is its strength. A fine malty brew that you can drink down without thinking too hard.

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Photo of infinitebruner
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

January 7, 2015

11.2 oz bottle, English dimpled pint

A – Medium amber with very high clarity, glows in the lamplight. About a centimeter of white bubbles on top, with fairly low retention. Some lacing and bubbles remain.

S – Golden biscuits with just a touch of uncooked dough or crackers, along with strong sweet toffee and caramel. Some mild vanilla is also in the mix. Some fruity esters but hard to peg. Hops are pretty low in the background, floral, noble-type.

T – Flavor has same malt character as the aroma, but is lower in the mix. Hops are floral, but hop bitterness is the star here, much more prominent.

M – Body is light to medium, fairly low in carbonation, the mouthfeel commonly associated with British beers (wrongly so, most of the time.) Very juicy, and bitterness is prominent from start to finish. Would be better with the fuller body resulting from cask dispensation.

O – Great aroma, god flavor profile, but not the most satisfying drinker. Again, I would love to have this on cask in the pub for the “real” experience.

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Photo of zfw
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer has an O.K. malty flavor and a hint that hops were involved in its making, but overall seems just a small step up from a mass market US beer. I made a few trips to the UK many years ago and had some great local beers in and around London. This is not those.

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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Review: Bottle of London Pride British Pale Ale, 4.70%ABV

Comes in a nice looking and distinctive 330ml bottle.

London Pride is a decent ale from England’s Capital city.

Pours a lovely amber reddish colour with some white head that faded quickly. Some light lacing is seen.

The aroma is of some biscuit malts and earthy hops with hints of caramel sweetness. Nice.

A lovely refreshing flavour which hits the taste buds immediately. It tastes of light caramel, some earthy and earthy hops with a mild bitter aftertaste. It has a different, subtle, complex taste to it than what you can expect from a lot of beers, which has to be appreciated.

I also found it a bit strong in the taste which I enjoyed, more of a kick to it than other ales.

Overall, London Pride is a solid pale ale, with lots of flavour, and was fairly easy to drink, a good session beer. Definitely worth a try and a good introduction to English, cough London, beers.

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

Appearance - Light but not pale amber with a foam head that has around average retention. Not the best looking beer I have ever come across in the style but it is pretty on point for type and is by no means unpleasant to the eye.

Smell - Sweet malts are evident from the offset with some hints of plum and grape with caramel and floral tones. There is also some light bitter hop aroma.

Taste - Almost identical to the smell profile. There is notes of plum and grape style fruit, light caramel sweet malts and enough bitter hop to make it very well balanced. there is also some boozy character to the flavour but is is not over powering and adds to the overall experience.

MF - Mildly astringent mostly due to the boozy character. This beer has good body and a nice long lived linger that encourages further drinking.

Overall - well balanced and very drinkable this beer is again a fine example of the style and a good ambassador for the British style which tends to be more rounded and balanced than the new wave of hop forward beers. (Not that I'm claiming one is better than the other just pointing out the difference in the regional styling)

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Photo of AlfredoMoreno
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

I am not an expert, so I will just review this as someone who likes to sit and taste beers.

I had a high expectation about this beer, at the start I found a bit of disappointment, as with this I realized that I am more into darker beers, but after a couple of drinks (and a little better temperature) I started to juge this as a more neutral point, and I really found it amazing, maybe not my favourite beer, but absolutely one of the best I've tasted so far, a smooth flavor not so bitter to be heavy, but bitter enough to taste marvelous.

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Photo of Bunman3
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Magic! This beer is consistently satisfying - I grab a bottle or two every few months to remind myself of the standard for quality beer. Smooth, balanced, and everything an English Ale should be.

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Photo of Foyle
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass

Appearance: pours a 1" sudsy off white head that falls slowly with some moderate lacing. Color is a clear light copper with mild streaming carbonation.

Aroma: some sweet bready malt, fruit, earthy hops.

Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied with standard fluffy ale mouthfeel. Finish is dry.

Flavor: bready malt, some biscuit, a bit raisin, earthy and a bit of floral hop finish.

Overall: a classic that never disappoints. I could drink this everyday if my budget allowed it.

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Photo of T-34-85
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Best English Pale Ale I've had to date.

Very smooth, great tasting, well rounded pale ale. Great level of malt sweetness and flavor balanced against a mild level of hop bitterness and an aroma of malt sweetness and breadiness.. This beer epitomizes the english pale ale style for me.

Very good beer.

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Photo of Taybeh
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle into an imperial pint
A: light clear copper, small head, little lacing
S: caramel malt, toasted grain, little mineral, little floral hops
T: follows nose, biscuit and caramel, a little lemon mid-way, and the finish has some floral hops and mineral/medicinal notes
M: light and thin, and fairly well carbonated; the finish is fairly lively, considering.

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Photo of cbish68
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

The Fuller's London Pride is a light orange-amber pale ale. It has a small but firm head and leaves a good lacing on the glass. The taste is a fruity, citrus malt. Some bitter aftertaste but overall very smooth.

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Photo of JackieKu
3.48/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle.

A: Clear amber. Poured with moderate foam.
S: Mildly fruity sweet.
T: Somewhat malty sweet. A little bit fruity (and sour). Low bitterness. Dry.
M: light bodied. Low carbonation.
O: Decent session ale.

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Photo of byronhicks
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

This is what I think of when I think of English Bitters. Beautiful reddish brown color with a nice rich head of foam. Clean peppery taste with a warm bitter aftertaste.

This was the best bear I had in England this trip.

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Photo of TheDoctor
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

SERVING: Bottle


A:
Pours a clear copper with a nice two fingers of off-white head that gassily settles over a minute and a half or so to pretty nice cap . Decent retention; some bits of lacing. (3.75)

S:
Bready and sweet. White pepper, bubblegum, brown sugar, biscuit, minerals. (4)

T:
Fresh and clean with a mineral character. Bread, lemon, tea-like astringency, pepper, slight medicinal tinge at the end. (4)

M:
Light-medium body, well-carbonated, almost thin, very drinkable, nice spicy finish. (3.75)

O:
Very nice approachable yet complex English Ale.
This is a surprisingly zesty, yeasty, spicy ale with a hard water quality to that is quite drinkable.
Pours nice enough and features a really phenolic, spicy nose and a dry prickly taste. Very drinkable and a good fall beer.
Would have again; good beer to try, great inoffensive beer for people trying to get into better beer. (4)

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an English pint glass.

A- Burly, frothy pale white head, persists well. Lace is abundant. The body is slightly hazy and copper in color. 4.5

S- Sweet and biscuity or cracker-like, with a floral and grassy hop aroma. 4

T- Sweet caramel is balanced by a dry cracker flavor and grassy hops. Floral hops make up the finish. 4

M- Creamy and medium-bodied with mild bitterness and a bit of dryness. The sweetness is light and pleasant. 4

An enjoyable beer that I can easily toss back, yet still find some good flavor in.

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Photo of hophugger
3.34/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a deep golden color. Very nice lacing, much more pronounced than the head. Aroma is of sweet malty and some bread. Tatse is sweet malts, balanced well with a touch of bitter hops. Might be a liitle too complex for me as a new rater to give a more detailed opinion. Overall, well balanced beer

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Photo of leantom
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Love their ESB and therefore decided to try their regular pale ale. Here goes:

A: Orange-amber, small head but good lacing, clear. Not bad, but nothing spectacular. 4/5

S: Mild smattering of hops, some bready baker's yeast, and caramel and amber malts. Somewhat grainy, which is not necessarily a plus. However, the caramel malt is pretty distinct, which makes the beer smell pretty good. 4/5

T: Good, but not great. Hops aren't really apparent, the baker's yeast adds a nice, bready feel, but the malt is somewhat underwhelming. By this, I mean to say that while the caramel is nice and all, it's barely present relative to the grainy characteristics. I guess I was expecting the ESB. Beer is nice and toasty, however. 3/5

M: Nice and crisp. Very sessionable. 4/5

O: A good beer with some drawbacks. Not as good as Fuller's ESB. More malt would improve the beer substantially.

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Photo of JTuomi
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

0,5 l bottle (bb 22 june 15) into a pint glass. Clear amber body, one finger head, ok retention, some bubbling. Smell has citrus, malt, caramel and floral hops.

Taste is slightly tart and toasted caramel malt in the beginning, ending dry with a mild hop bitterness. Slightly bitter citrusy aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation, creamy mouthfeel.

Overall a flavorful, balanced and refreshing ale, with a pleasant taste.

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Fuller's London Pride from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
88 out of 100 based on 1,028 ratings.