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Fuller's London Pride | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
3.92/5
Very Good
2,575 Ratings
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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,103
Reviews:
1,077
Ratings:
2,575
pDev:
12.24%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
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Pours an amber colour, short head with almost no retention,small lace. Aroma of caramel, butter, nuts,whisky, biscuit. Medium body, flat carbonation.
Taste of nuts, caramel, whisky, butter.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is simply the hoppiest - and the best imho - English ale, period. The most overwhelming and drinkable, smooth ale with a hoppy nose and hoppy taste, glorified by a golden amber hue. And this is not all! This is an ale that you could drink again and again and again and you would never get bored of it. It is exciting, it is lively but at the same time it is still keeping the old traditions. It is a Classic with a capital C. A must for all.

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4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
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Consumed 2/17/17

A: Medium caramel with some honey around the edges - crystal clear - medium sized off-white head, frothy, fades to a medium collar, leaves nice spots of lacing

S: Malty and light - bread, biscuits, touch of toast - caramel grains - some light caramel, hints of molasses, honey - some herbal hops, tea - light minerality - light sweetness

T: Immaculately clean bready flavors - bread, whole-grain bread, bread crust, grains, touches of toast and biscuit - nice amount of bready sweetness as well as some caramel, toffee, and molasses-like sweet notes - herbal hops, tea, touch of grass, low bitterness - some hard water, minerality, and rocks, but not as obvious as many British beers - very clean, crisp

M: Light to medium body, medium carbonation, smooth but very crisp finish

O: Please be in London

I'm genuinely, truly, seriously ashamed that I have never reviewed Fuller's London Pride on BA. It was one of my absolute favorites when I was starting my journey into the abyss of craft beer (late 2007/early 2008). As far as an English Pale Ale goes, this is really the gold standard in my book. I'm going to bump up scores a bit out of an attempt to "rate to style."

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Fuller's London Pride from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,575 ratings
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