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Fuller's London Pride - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,987 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,987
Reviews: 982
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 68
Gots: 124 | 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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TheVenerableMead

Oklahoma

4.56/5  rDev +15.7%

11.2oz bottle into an imperial pint

A - Crystal clear light copper with a decent head that dissipates quickly but laces the glass nicely.

S - Grain and malt with light, citrusy hops.

T - Follows nose. Rich grain and malt. Light, refreshing citrusy hops. Slightly fruity at the end.

M - Light and clean with a light carbonation.

O - A nicely malty ale that is better drunk at a bit above cellar temps. Very well balanced. A great ale for spring through summer. The hoppiness of this ale can be enjoyed anytime.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev -3.8%

London Pride has the looks to warrant a little bit of hubris. Clear and resplendent, this English ale looks especially lovely when properly showcased in full sunlight. Its colour is that of the flesh of an acorn squash but is tinctured with a bronze sheen. Bubbles pack the glass top to bottom as if it were a hot, new nightclub.

The mineral contents of London water and the combination of Fuggles and Goldings make this ale easy to identify as being British. It is chalky, with a quality I'd describe as a 'coppery' and like slate rock, and also has the leafy, herbal pungency of the hops. To my nose, I find it more distinctive than appealing, but it can certainly be both.

The 'cooked greens' kind of herbal leafiness of the hops is a flavour that never fades (not even in the aftertaste, which is persistent). As it warms, however, the malts play more of a role and can develop nutty, nougat-y, and even butterscotch pudding notes. Combining bitter and sweet, this taste profile, unusual though it may seem, really works.

That said, the most striking impression is neither caramelly malt nor pungent hops, but heavy water and abrupt minerals. Abstract though that may sound, anyone who's tried a Burton-on-Trent ale will be familiar with the effects high alkalinity and sulfates can have on a beer's overall profile. This dense mouthfeel is suited to true ale drinkers, no fairweather friends.

Still, there is a reason this was once the exclusive beer for British Airways. Indeed, 'London Pride' is a name fully warranted for use by Fuller. This is a brewery that should rightfully derive satisfaction in its own achievements and whose beers are widely admired for the qualities they possess. And good as this is, I think they make even better.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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Fuller's London Pride from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
88 out of 100 based on 1,987 ratings.