London Pride

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Bitter - English
Ranked #4
Ranked #11,369
3.94 | pDev: 12.18%
England, United Kingdom
Very Good
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Notes: 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.

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.

4.1% ABV on cask, 4.7% ABV for bottles, cans and kegs.
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ilikebeer03 from Texas

4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pour is a brilliantly clear low amber/copper. minimal white head that doesn't last too long.
nose is a hint of fruity esters initially. gives way to an earthy hop character and a biscuit, bready
taste is subtly bitter. a hint of fruit. finish is a nice malty cracker, light cookie, toasted bread
medium low carbonation

Dec 16, 2020
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SimplySinister from Florida

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

A - Normal pour into pint glass producing an amber colored clear brew sporting a non-existant head. Moderate carbonation. Some lacing.

S - Malt, honey, hops, nutty, some bread.

T - Very good. Malt honey sweetness up front and a slightly bitter finish. Some nutty flavors, restrained almost muted citrus. Bread.

M - Semi-lingering with mostly clean finish. Refreshing. Thin viscosity,

D - Enjoyable. This is a fantastic brew.

Nov 30, 2020
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Kinger22 from Virginia

4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden amber with very little head. The smell is super subtle hints of hops and malt, but the taste packs more of a pinch, leading with the hops and finishing with a caramel-malt taste. This is a good a beer.

Nov 28, 2020
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BPVandenbroek from Canada (AB)

3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fuller’s London Pride is crystal clear and a deep copper in color. Head is dense, cream colored, and lasting.
The first thing I notice when I go in for a sniff is how distinctly British this beer’s nose is. Which is to say it’s a melange of caramel, malt, and what smells at first like a variety of ripe fruit esters. On closer examination, caramel maltiness takes the lead, giving the aroma a certain depth. There may be a hint of bready malts in there, but it’s really the caramel that takes point here. All of this comes together in the end, fading into a sort of sweet finish.
My first impression of Fuller’s London Pride is of a smooth, medium bodied beer with pinpoint carbonation dancing across my palate. On closer examination, I’m getting flavors of caramel and a sweetness from flavors of ripe berries. Minimal breadiness works its way into the mix but without as much presence as one would hope. The finish is crisp, and assertively bitter.

Oct 23, 2020
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Wattie83 from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into nonic pint glass. Looks clear amber color with an off-white head that falls quickly to a cap and then fades to barely a ring around the collar. Aroma is malt, fresh bread, dried fruit, earthy, grassy hops. Sip begins sweet with the bready, almost toast-like malt. The middle starts to get bitter and you get more of the grassy, herbal hops that almost ride right on top of the malt. The finish is bitter, fruity, herbal and lingers for a while in the aftertaste. Feel is light, smooth, enough carbonation to keep it solid, but not aggressively carbonated. Overall, I really like this brew. Good flavor, sessionable, just a good British ale all around.

Oct 20, 2020
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jkblr from Indiana

4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330mL bottle BB 01 MAR 21 poured into a stemless wine glass at fridge temp 4.7% ABV. The beer pours bright light amber in color with very light khaki head. The head recedes to a thin cap and leaves some lacing around the glass. The aroma is faint with malt. The taste is semisweet pale malt with a hint of tang before tea-like hops finish things off with mild bitterness. The mouthfeel is thin bodied with less than medium carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, very good. This is a delicious and straight forward beer. Entirely more refreshing that most beers at this ABV and very smooth.

Aug 24, 2020
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vernardico from Mexico

4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had a Fullers IPA Yesterday, and now im having this. I found them similar in taste, but without the Strong presence of piney hops.

Bottle on a nonic pint. Cooper color. One finger of head. No retention.

Malty caramel-like aroma. Soft smell, sweeter than the taste.

The taste is really good. Toasty sweet malts first, with hints of caramel. Followed by a fruity apple like flavor. Mild hops bitterness at the back.

Its refreshing, carbonation is on the higher side. Texture Is not thick.

Enjoyable, recomended. I could easily have another one.

Aug 21, 2020
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xander10 from England

3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at my local pub.
Look: Amber with little head
Smell: Smells quite Malty, and a bit like toast even, quite nice.
Taste: Very biscuity with a little bit of bitterness, if the biscuit flavour was toned down and the bitterness and hop flavours were turned up it would be better imo, but I can see why many like this.
Feel: Like a beer should feel, mouthfeel is on point.
Overall: If it wasn't for the biscuitiness, my score would be much higher as I'm not big on biscuit malt flavours, but this is a solid pick of a beer.

Edit: when I wrote this in august, I was an idiot. the biscuit malt flavours are brilliant.

Aug 19, 2020
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sjrider from California

4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle - clear amber with minimal white head leaving scant lacing. Nose is all mild sweet malt. Taste follows with hints of earthy mild hops. Finish is smooth and clean, almost dry. A fine classic British brew.

Jun 28, 2020
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A_scott_a from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A caramel sweet undertone and twist of lemony bitter. Less head, maybe from a bottle transported overseas. I've gotten tired chasing the latest hazy waves of fruit - this is a good benchmark for beer (malt) flavored beer. Which is exactly what I was looking for.

Jun 25, 2020
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chitoryu12 from Florida

3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Look: Clear dark gold. One finger of foamy white head with good retention.

Smell: Earthy and floral hops, slightly sweet malt, dried fruit.

Taste: Mild doughy malt. Slight hop bitterness with an earthy note.

Mouthfeel: Full, creamy, decent carbonation.

Overall: A perfectly acceptable and standard bitter that will always work.

Apr 26, 2020
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WanderingRonin from Canada (AB)

3.2/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance is a beautiful clear looking bronze color that pours with a single finger of off-white thin looking, sudsy head that has a middling retention that leave a slight skim on the surface of the glass and leave only a thin watery lacing.

Nice light noble hop aroma from it with a faint whiff of marmalade to it.

Malt forward mild toffee notes to it with a moderate sweetness to it, and some light sweet hints of marmalade.

Medium bodied with a smooth, rounded mouth-feel to it with an average amount of carbonation to it.

Finishes with a very faint noble hop bittering to it, maybe some ghostly hints of raisins and tobacco that leaves a lingering caramel sweetness and faint sour note on the aftertaste.

Overall a solid but simple British style ale.

Dec 28, 2019
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James94 from England

4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Golden amber colour, virtually no head or lacing
S: Dough, biscuit, malt bread, raisins, strawberries, raspberries
T: Rich malts, raisins
F: A little too much initial carbonation, but it's easy drinking. Somewhat dry finish.

O: 4

Dec 09, 2019
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mngermanshepherd from Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an amber colour with a thin ring. Watery but delicious, has an earthy/fruitbread taste, some carbonation, finish is clean and good. Perfect summer beer, light and appropriate for everything from mowing to a BBQ.

Nov 17, 2019
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Greywulfken from New York

4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Features Target, Northdown, Challenger, and Goldings hops, and Concerto, Propino, and Crystal malts...

Pale amber and clear, under a coupla fingers of fluffy soft white foam that showed great persistence... Lots of herbal and piney notes on the nose - earthy and almost medicinal... Softer malt impressions on the palate suggest warm fruit bread and fresh biscuit with honey, but shellacked with pine and herb and almost a little astringence, but I say that in a favorable way... Light-bodied and smooth, obviously with great drinkability... Malts give it a hint of chew, and there is that polish that lingers on the finish... Has a classic character; recommended...

Best by 01/08/20 bottling...

Nov 03, 2019
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ATL6245 from Georgia

4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Brilliantly clear copper color. Frothy white head with moderate retention.

Aroma: Earthy, herbal and grassy hops. Faint floral as well. Bready and grainy malt. No alcohol smell.

Taste: Nice semi sweet malt backbone supporting earthy and bready flavors. Moderate bitterness on a short finish.

Mouth-feel: Soft and silky. Moderate body.

Overall: Reviewed this vs other British Bitters. Fuller's London Pride is a classic British Mild Bitter that is quite sessionable. Silky smooth with a moderate body and relatively low ABV; it is an enjoyed and trusted choice. The bottled version is slightly different than the cask ale version you'll find at pubs, but still a reliable go to when available.

Oct 15, 2019
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Bluecrow from New York

3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

-deep amber bottle pour with a wisp of bubbles atop. The initial aroma has a sweet malt character; woody hop notes follow. The flavor is full with crisp hop bitterness and deep, smooth malt. The finish is clean.

Aug 25, 2019
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JonnoWillsteed from England

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

L- Deep amber, clear, pours with thin white head.
S- Deep bready malts.
T- Lovely. I've enjoyed this on/off for decades, it used to be my 'usual' down the pub, for some reason I'd never noticed I hadn't rated it here before. It has depth, toastiness, and yet each aspect in moderation; no shouting statements here.
F- Eminently sessionable, a year-round beer.
O- Lovely. BB: 01/06/2020 Bought from Waitrose London. My bottle is labelled at 4.7%, rather than the rather surprising 4.1% suggested in the Description above.

Jul 28, 2019
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Alexc11 from Canada (QC)

3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It tastes more like a mild lager. Which is fine by me because it's a good tasting beer. Copper color with medium head that though dissipates fairly quickly does keep a thin head throughout the session. Well carbonated as the fizzle can attest and very low bitterness. No distinctive 'punch' to speak of like 'spice' or some other flavour associated with such a characteristic. Sweet, malt and caramel overtones in the taste with a pleasant fruit/nut/caramel/toffee/malt aroma. Crisp and light tasting with a smooth tail off.

Jul 27, 2019
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addylo from Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful golden copper color with a light head which dissipates quickly. The nose is the strongest point of this beer. Fruity with a hint of honey and caramel. Mouthfeel is thin but smooth and malty. Taste is crisp and clean with little to no bite. A good little beer for sipping when you just want a refreshing pour with a light ABV.

Jun 12, 2019
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eberesford from Canada (ON)

3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours gold with reddish highlights and thin head (too cold?). Aroma fruity, caramel and dough malt sweetness. Flavour balanced by light grassy bittering hops. Good balance and body.

May 31, 2019
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Gurney_Halleck from California

3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From bottle to shaker pint. Color between copper and yellow with almost no head. Smell of sweet malt/fruit, dough/biscuit and hops. Very nice feel and flavor. Everything seems well balanced here. This is a very easy to drink beer with a pine/tart bitterness that is mellow. I did notice that this beer was quick to go flat.

May 29, 2019
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defunksta from North Dakota

4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a beautiful & bright amber-copper color with a prominent sticky head that lingers.
Aroma: Strong aromas of roasted toffee and some orange citrus marmalade. Some dark apple. A decent amount of woodsy bitterness on the nose reminiscent of a stout. Toasty and biscuity.
Taste: A bitter citrus and toffee blend. Toffee, caramel, dark, sweet bread. But a nice citrus orange, lemon, & pine bitterness to balance it out. Similar to a dark english ale, flavor wise. Some darker fruit and cherry is present.
Feel: Crisp and clean. Smooth from the maltiness, but not sticky nor sweet. A nice moutfeel. Lower carbonation, but it fits it well. Alcohol is well hidden. Nice bitterness to clean off the malts.

Overall: A very unique beer and quite remarkable as this is my first time trying it. Impressive flavors for the ABV! I would describe it most similar to a California Common, a German vienna lager, or even a English Dark Ale in terms of roasted malt flavor (I'm thinking Black Toad from Trader Joe's). Tons of toffee malts, but a nice piney bitterness to balance it off. This is a beer I could get used to.

May 29, 2019
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teromous from Virginia

3.41/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the back label: "BEST BEFORE 01 SEP 19 205 12:03"

Appearance: The body has good clarity with an amber color and a hint of brown. The head is short and white. Good retention.

Aroma: There is a soft caramel aroma.

Taste: Up front there is a nice caramel flavor with just a light bit of what tastes like black tea. There is a hint of toast character.

Mouthfeel: The beer is very clean with a nice medium-light body and good carbonation.

Overall: It is a good tasting beer that seems to have held up nicely as an import. It would be a good beer to drink with a sandwich, soup, or salad. I would recommend it and I would drink it again.

May 18, 2019
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Dreyski from England

2.2/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

If this was London Pride I’d hate to try London Shame. It looks the part , copper-coloured with a lasting head, didn’t get much from the smell, but then I tasted it, and it was thin, malty and overly sweet. And this was in a pub owned by the brewery, in the city where it was brewed, so it can’t have travelled very far. Avoid.

Apr 27, 2019
London Pride from Fuller's
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 2729 ratings