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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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a beer mug.

A: Pours a glorious golden copper color with incredible clarity and vibrant carbonation. The head is a three finger vaguely off-white shade with a soapy texture and low retention.

S: The scent is a slightly weird cornucopia of butterscotch, toffee, hazelnut, mint, caramel, and earth. Very malt driven with only a slight touch of hop aroma.

T: Quite nutty, not to brown ale levels, but the initial sips have a nice hazelnut quality to them. Eventually, this will smooth out to a slightly buttery, earthy biscuit flavor (the diacetyl is kept in check to a decent degree) in both the midtaste and finish. A simple brew, but nicely balanced and refreshing. Fine for what it is.

M: Medium bodied with low carbonation and no dryness to speak of. The feel really gives it an amazing refreshment quality, but feels a bit lifeless on the tongue at the same time.

O: Well, James May gives it his seal of approval, but I can't be so generous. An OK session ale, nothing more, nothing less.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden-to-copper color, perfect clarity. Head dissipates pretty quickly, leaving a half-finger on top. Grainy, almost flour-like aromas on the pour. Almost reminds me of animal feed, with some toasty overtones. Zero hops in the aroma.

Maltiness is the defining characteristic on entry, and the grainy character holds through throughout the first sip. The flavor has some depth in sweetness from the malt, but meshes very well with the grain in the nose. Bittering hops are evident at entry and then especially at the aftertaste.

Wow, this is a well-crafted beer. Everything is in sync, and the flavors are very well-balanced.

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Ap. Medium amber with very little head. Even warmed up there is little head.
Sm. Some pine and mildly grainy beer. Lowered my expectations right there.
Ta. Faintest bit of chocolate, clean fruity essence, faintly candy, sharp *and* mild candy bitterness at finish. Very long finish. Way better than the smell indicated.
Mf. Light and clean.
Dr. Very good for a lighter beer. I like it.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours a nice ruby-toned amber with a foamy two-finger head. Carbonation is fairly inactive and the there's a decent amount of lacing. Looks like a proper English ale.

S: Toffee and bread maltiness, slightly nutty(?) smells. There's a bit of metallic sharpness, but not too much. Behind all the malty smells there is a quiet hop presence, with grassy smells coming through, as well as a hint of dark fruits. Really nice.

T: Delicious stuff here! At the very front, toffee and caramel malt take control, and overall the front and middle of the sip is dominated by strong malty tastes. In the finish though, there's a definite hoppiness, and there's a very light bitterness too. Dark fruits make an appearance at the end too, and there's a delicious biscuity aftertaste.

M: Great mouthfeel too, medium to full bodied, very very smooth and drinkable, with a gentle fizz on the tongue.

The verdict: This is a brilliant ale. I've only really tried the more 'mainstream' English ales on the market, and but this is certainly the best of the bunch. I could enjoy this in my Duvel tulip at room temperature as much as I did chilled in my pint glass. Sip or quaff, you'll probably thoroughly enjoy this beer. That being said, you'll probably want to use your pint glass for those nice deep gulps. Brilliant stuff.

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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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