London Pride

London PrideLondon Pride
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England, United Kingdom
English Bitter
Ranked #7
Ranked #15,049
3.92 | pDev: 12.24%
Sep 01, 2023
Feb 01, 2001
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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Reviewed by bark from Sweden

4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
The colour is clear amber-copper; the beige head is finger thick. Some lacing.

The smell is quite bitter for a Pale Ale; there are some light metallic notes as well as dried fruits (apricots, pineapple, raisins?) and a creamy hoppy flavour.

The taste is very balanced – fruity esters, bitter hops, some sweetness, malty notes of bread and lots of butter. Medium to full body. The passing bitterness leaves room for spices and herbs, butterscotch and grassy flavours. The aftertaste is somewhat bitter with dried fruits and a hint of yeast.

The carbonation is a little strong for a Pale Ale, maybe it is because of the can? Small fresh bubbles. The liquid is mid-creamy.

This is one of my all-time favourite English ales; lots of flavours but still highly drinkable.
Aug 04, 2007
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Reviewed by remz from Washington

3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I prompted ChatGPT for a biscuity beer and this is the first thing it spit back; I picked it up when I saw it in the big box store the other day. It was my first time trying this style and I appreciated the smart balance of malt and hops, although it's admittedly not the biscuit bomb I was hoping for. I could imagine this being a good cooking beer as well, between the darker color and the hop presence.
Sep 01, 2023
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
From cask at The Queens Larder in London. Another gorgeous hand pull at a great temperature. This is quite herbal, earthy, and a bit barny. So easy to drink. Proper!
Aug 09, 2023
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Reviewed by dcotom from Iowa

4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On cask at The Royal Mile, Des Moines, IA; served in a nonic pint glass. Reddish-brown colored pour, with a beautiful creamy white head that left gorgeous lacing top to bottom. This could be the perfect table beer. Malty but mild and not too sweet, light caramel with bready notes, grassy and herbal overtones, lightly bitter, and smooth with a clean finish. English bitter on cask lives up to the hype. Outstanding beer!
Aug 03, 2023
Rated: 4.18 by jgarvis from Illinois

Jul 23, 2023
Rated: 3.99 by kflorence from Texas

Jul 20, 2023
Rated: 4.38 by Spade from Pennsylvania

Jul 01, 2023
Rated: 4.21 by rpmello81 from California

Mar 18, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Mar 10, 2023
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From a bottle. Reddish brown color with a thin lacing of cream colored bubbles. Nice caramel malt and floral hop aroma. Medium body. Caramel malt base with strong floral hop flavors. Excellent, wish this style was more common in the US.
Mar 07, 2023
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Reviewed by Zyphoid from New Zealand

3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours an amber color with a 3 finger head that dissipates faster than i was expecting.

On the nose i can detect some caramel malt and possibly some citrus fruit but very subdued.

Taste has a toffee and slight floral notes with a dry finish , lovely bitterness from the hops.

Medium mouth feel carbonation is smooth on the tongue.

This is my first taste of the English bitter and i think London pride has its place in any drinkers rotation, nothing nasty in there and no surprises jumping up and slapping me about the face and easy and pleasant to drink.
That said i do think this has an acquired taste and something that I'm sure will grow on you the more you drink it.
i personaly am happy i investigated this beer and its not at all bad.
Feb 25, 2023
Rated: 3.69 by 2beerdogs from California

Dec 26, 2022
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Reviewed by DanO1066 from Maryland

3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Draught pint at The Brass Tap here in Baltimore as I watch the England vs. Senegal WC22 match: Dark orangish body w/a moderate white head that vanishes quickly leaving a thin ring & not much lacing. On the other hand one of the nicest aromas I've encountered w/beer. Smooth blend of malty goodness - raisins? I normally prefer an ESB, but I may have to try a few more bitters.
Dec 04, 2022
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Reviewed by Loch_Zoch

3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Malty Malty. Smells malty. Tastes malty. Pieces of mint, pine, apricot(?) in the flavor, on top of Malt and below the Malt. My first time with an English beer. I drank it all though. Maltiest Malt I've drank.
Nov 19, 2022
Rated: 3.9 by SSGCujo from Wisconsin

Oct 28, 2022
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

3.39/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear golden amber, light 0.5" ring of head but very good lacing lacing. Nose is honey, toffee, light floral hop, bit of wet cardboard. Taste is light toffee and caramel, hint of floral hop, cornbread, buttered scones. Mouthfeel is very smooth with only light carbonation. Would love a fresher version of this.
Oct 20, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by mpenske from California

Oct 02, 2022
Rated: 4.06 by ckaire69 from Georgia

Oct 01, 2022
London Pride from Fuller's
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 2785 ratings