Fuller's London Pride | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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Fuller's London PrideFuller's London Pride

Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Not just the iconic ale of the capital, London Pride is an all-British affair that unites a nation of beer drinkers. It’s brewed with entirely home-grown hop varieties - Target for bittering and Northdown, Challenger and Goldings for aroma - but the soul of the beer is unquestionably in the malt.

Crystal malts combine with spring-harvested Pale Ale varieties Concerto and Propino, to give Pride its inimitable depth and balance.

Brewed to 4.1%, this tawny-coloured premium ale borrows sweet raisin, biscuit and dried-fruit notes from the Crystal malt, while fresh, piney herbs emanate from the hops. Rich, smooth and elegant on the palate, it draws to a clean, satisfying finish with beautifully balanced bitterness.

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Photo of Snowcrash000
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, pale amber coloration with a small, fizzy head. Smells of biscuity malts, toffee and hints of dark fruit and grassy hops. Taste is dominated by biscuity, slightly grainy malt and notes of toffee and lighter dark fruit: fig, raisin, with some grassy and slightly floral hops for balance. Finishes with a light bitterness and some toffee and fruity notes lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation. A very well-balanced Ale that probably sits somewhere inbetween an English Pale Ale and Bitter. Easy-drinking, yet flavorful, quite enjoyable.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlindros
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewing as part of BJCP training, 11B. Best bitter. Best before April 01, 2019
Pours a nice fluffy foamy almost 1 finger head nice retention and lacing, very clear golden tan color with little amber hue

Nose fair to mild malt, little sweet like malt with toasty notes, more favors the hop side of the balance, a bit floral and grassy, but quite fruity, more pronounced and enjoyable as it warms

Taste is similar, malts bringing mild toasty grain and mild sweetness, hint of biscuit but no caramel, fair bitterness with hops bringing floral little grassy and fair fruity again, fruit seems to be combination of esters and hops, not too bitter either, well balanced and quite drinkable

Mouth is med to lighter bod, plenty of fizzy carb

Overall not bad, fairly well in style, doesn't really get that bitter with light malts and nice fruity flavors all balanced it's quite drinkable

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Photo of Rubicj
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A very solid generic beer. If you're going to drink a beer that's probably brewed >6M litres a year, drink this one. Tastes solid, looks nice, smells acceptable, and goes down well in multiples.

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Photo of gvickery
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look is clear light copper, very nice. Off white head is minimal. Smell is muted, but what’s there is dark malt and some dried fruit. Taste is malty, slight toffee, mild hops, mild, but adequate carbonation. It has a good mild lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium. It tastes very different from American pale ale but it’s a great change of pace.

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Photo of bigschoolrecords
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scratch69
3.31/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TigerSoul
3.28/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I tend to measure all true English Pale Ales against my personal standard, Samuel Smith's Organic (and it's predecessor, the "Old Brewery" Pale Ale). I've had Fuller's version of the classic pale ale on draught, in London, at one of their company pubs, and I do remember it having a bit more character and flavor than the bottled version, which I find lacking in both. In contrast, the SS Organic has loads of musty, malty body and backbone. The Fullers misses the mark on the qualities that I look for in a fine english pale ale, in fact, I must agree with one of the reviews herein that compare it more to a marzen-style lager.

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Photo of Mortarforker
3.51/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of deejay_al
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeyBadnews
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful copper color, smell is toffee and sweet malt all day for me, a little agitation and you pick up some scant whiffs of dark fruit.

Malt dominant taste, very sweet, with some grassy hops to prevent it from being cloyingly sweet.

Sticky mouthfeel, tongue coating, but pleasant.

Not a great example of a Pale Ale. I'd be more inclined to call it a Marzen,, perhaps a sweeter version of a bitter, But the beer itself is very enjoyable.

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Photo of Mclusal
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3


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Photo of Mdkaek
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdFed
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crouching050
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elnachooo
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Al vertirla tiene una buena cabeza espumosa que se disipa al poco tiempo. Su aroma tiene pan, cebada y toffee. Ya en boca tiene un cuerpo moderadamente ligero, con un gusto a malta y un sabor amargo bastante bueno.

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Photo of Nass
2.52/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

There is a bitterness that lingers with this beer. There is a date on the back of the bottle, so I know it is not too old. I agree with the faint toffee & floral note, & some hops. This beer just does not do it for me. If you want a good English Pale Ale then splurge on a bottle or 2 of the Timothy Taylor The Landlord, it will be worth it. Cheers! C

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Photo of marcbosch
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: pale orange/drak golden yellow. Fizzy head.
Smell: fruit (I'd say both hops and esters), some toffee, and malt (biscuit). So far it feels like a Märzen turned ale with a bit more hops. But so far so good.
Taste: hops, both fruity and spicy. Bitterness is there but by no means overwhelming. A bit of booze, some esters, a bit more toffee and malt cookie. Well balanced, nothing overwhelming. Very good.
Feel: Medium body, quite on the fizzy side, nothing remarkable, nothing bad.
Overall: Good and enjoyable, will repeat. A nice companion for a good book, music or non-beer-related conversation while style bringing interesting things into your nose and mouth.

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Photo of mj24053
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent. Probably a top 10 beer for me. Love the style, and this is probably the best example of an English Ale I've had.

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Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Polmoro
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the few beers that still satisfies and isn't owned by one of the big beer distributors. This beer is great all year round and has a wonderful caramel taste that can't be matched. One of my favorites. A great last beer of the evening!

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Photo of hman43
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours light amber and is very clear Head retention is low.

Smell: It has floral aroma with some fruity esters. There are also moderate caramel notes as well. In additions there are very low levels of earth.

Taste: It has moderate bitterness with a small bit of spice, floral, and some earth. There is a moderate amount of caramel in the flavor as well. The fruity esters are very low.

Feel: It has a moderately light body with moderate bitterness in the finish.

Overall, there is a good balance between the hops and the malt which makes this beer quite easy drinking.

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Photo of Brycezawada
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mschamb1
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TeeCee
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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