Fuller's London Pride | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

very good
2,545 Ratings
Fuller's London PrideFuller's London Pride

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

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Different and unique bottle with nice raised embossed lettering on it. Label is simple yet classy. Label on the back give an excellent history of this beer and brewery.

Appearance: Poured out of 12oz bottle into a 16oz English Pint. Pours out a clear bright copper/amber color with a 2 finger airy creamy white foam head that dissipated into a frothy covering. Head retention was 1min 24sec. Very active carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass. Minimal lacing after initial head dissipation.

Smell/Aroma: Earthy aroma with hints of butterscotch and caramel throughout. A very nice bread-like maltiness with mild hop essence.

Flavor/Taste: Tastes of the same bread like malts with a hoppy-bite. Maintains a butter-like caramel flavor throughout.

MouthFeel: Medium-bodied with crisp feel. Moderate carbonation..

Drinkability: Highly drinkable and very well balanced. Very smooth.

Overall/Comments: One of the best ales that I've had. So very well balanced in flavor/aroma/mouthfeel. An exceptional brew. Classified as an English Pale Ale at 4.7% ABV.

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3.47/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on Tap today at the British Beer Company. Comes to the table a deep golden color with a thinnish off white head that slowly dissipates. Smells of rich sugary maltiness, lots of dark sugars and rich fruits with a hint of earthy and floral hops. The flavor is rich and malty but does have a bit of an earthy hop bite to it. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Nice beer, I've never had it before but it was on special so I gave it a shot. I probably wouldn't seek it out again as its really not my style, but there was certainly nothing wrong with it.

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3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from my local Total Wine and More, served in standard tulip glass, and enjoyed while watching team USA win gold in the London Olympics.
A: Nice gold colour, a deeper gold then a most American pale ales, decent carbonation with half inch head.
S: Slight. You can smell a little bit of a hop profile that comes across as bitter as oppose to piney, followed by malty breadyness.
T: Initial bitterness that was noticed in the smell, followed by malt and ending with a pleasant dryness. The flavors are well incorporated and thirst quenching, making you want to take another sip quickly.
M: Average mouthfeel. Not too thin and not very thick. Similar to most pales ales.
O: I could easily see how you could spend a evening in a pub drinking this. It goes down very quickly, is thirst quenching and pleasant without requiring too much attention. A very sessionable beer that I would drink more often if it was half the price, but at this price point there a better beers out there form USA (think bell's 2 hearted ale).

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3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the Ale House, Bath, England

A: Clear amber with a light head that barely sits. Nice lacing.

S: Malt, oak, cherries, floral.

T: Follows nose. Caramel,sweet. Smooth, clean finish.

M: Light with low carbonation.

O: A really enjoyable ale. Only thing missing is the mouthfeel. I wanted more robustness in that department.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted On: 07-28-2012
Freshness: Best by 11-26-2012
Packaging: 330ml brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Fuller's nonic pint
Purchased: 6-pack from Midtown, Nashville

A: Bright, copper-colored beer capped by a full head of creme color. Both head retention and lacing show very good in the glass.

S: Rich malt aroma - bready and of caramel. The sweet malts are joined by floral hop aromas.

T: Taste is lightly sweet, with a big caramel flavor. This is balanced well by a low amount of hop bitterness.

M: Light in body, with a creamy mouthfeel. The finish is slightly dry and shows more of the perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness.

O: Overall I was very impressed with this beer, my first from Fuller's. An excellent ale with great balance and incredibly easy drinking.

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Fuller's London Pride from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
3.94 out of 5 based on 2,545 ratings.
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