Fuller's London Pride | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

Fuller's London PrideFuller's London Pride
BA SCORE
74%
Liked This Beer
3.92 w/ 2,553 ratings
Fuller's London PrideFuller's London Pride
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
England, United Kingdom
fullers.co.uk

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,689
Reviews:
1,072
Ratings:
2,553
Liked:
1,890
Avg:
3.92/5
pDev:
12.24%
Alströms:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
141
Gots:
475
Trade:
0
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4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours rust in color with a small white head that dissipates quickly to a film, not leaving much lacing at all behind

nice caramel malts

really get the caramel malts, a little bready, with some hops present

light bodied medium carbonation really wet mouth feel and smooth.

overall very nice pale ale

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3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

ST: Poured into pint glass; the bottle lists ABV and a DBD.

A: Clear amber half-a-fingernail white head with ample carbonation but little lacing.

S: Earth, toffee, fruity raisin, and citrus.

T: Biscuit, earth, mild hop bitter, and raisin.

M: Surprisingly light (almost watery).

O: Needs a bit more body, but it does have a pleasant finish and it is excellent with most beers. A very mild slightly fruity pleasing balanced beer.

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4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best before 07 Aug 12. Tulip glass.

Pours darkish golden with about a finger of off-white head, largish bubbles. Excellent clarity. The head disappears pretty quickly. Some streaks of lacing.

Complex, fruity malt, balanced nicely with earthy/grassy hops.

T: Grassy/earthy hops and a range of malts (caramel, crystal, amber). A little minerality. Tasty, tasty.

M: Medium body and medium-light carbonation. Pretty smooth.

O: Really easy to drink, and I like how this showcases the malt. Light enough to drink a lot of, and good complexity/flavor to keep things interesting.

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

Out of the cask at The Mitre Pub in London, England.

Even more than the hoochies, this one got Raul screamin'!

Red hue even better than Lucile Ball circa 1955. Raul b likin this. Perfect smooth texture, smells like heaven...and for that hour (or four) that Raul spent at The Mitre, he felt like he was in it.

I've also had this at my joint The Olde Ship in California. It's aite; but like all beautiful thangs in life, for some reason they don't travel well.

Boo ya grandma!

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4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: Brilliant clarity that is medium gold in color. The head is very long lasting with lacing down the side of the glass from the initial pour. Head is an off-white color and is creamy in nature with some moderate sized bubbles spread sporadically throughout the creamy layer.

s: Malt aroma is mild with a definitive caramel note to it. Mildly fruity in nature that gives off a pear and grape aroma. Hop aroma is moderate that gives off a little spice. This hop spicy hop aroma mixes very well with the fruity pear smells for a pleasant blend. No diacetyl detected.

t: The malt flavor is definitely slanted toward the caramel malt as that is the predominant flavor. Moderate flowery hop flavor with low bitterness with the bitterness detected in the middle that dissipates quickly. I was expecting more bitterness for this style. There are also some fruity flavors which I detect as an apple taste which is moderate in nature. The aftertaste is fairly dry in nature with a mix of the caramel malt and fruity esters. No bitterness is detected in the aftertaste. No diacetyl detected.

m: The body is medium with moderately low carbonation. Very little alcohol warmth is detected. Somewhat creamy. No astringency detected.

o: While this beer is very drinkable and I enjoyed it overall. I enjoyed the fruity esters and thought it complemented the malt flavors very well. To fit into this style of beer better, it would need a good dose of bitterness. Ensure that your bittering hops are being boiled for a sufficient amount of time (i.e. 60 minutes) and that the alpha acids are on the higher range of the scale. Don't go too high as the malt flavors need to come thru too, but the bitterness does need to be increased. Also, perhaps laying off the caramel just a bit may help the beer shine in other flavor and aroma areas.

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4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden amber - one finger head. Lacing good.

Strong English-style aromas of carmel, toffee and malts.

Taste is a medley of the Best of England. Hops balance a sweetish palate. Well rounded and well made. Caramels and toffes and butterscotch in the mix.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Carbonation moderate.

Overall one of the better EPAs. Could drink all night.

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Fuller's London Pride from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Beer rating: 74% out of 100 with 2,553 ratings
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