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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
London, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
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RATINGS: 1972   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised bottle, can and keg (4.1% in the UK, 4,7% for export).
Outstanding Premium Ale.
"London Pride is a smooth and astonishingly complex beer, which has a distinctive malty base complemented by a rich balance of well developed hop flavours from the Target, Challenger and Northdown varieties in the brew."
Michael Jackson 500 Classic Brews


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nhewitt (7) - Kelowna, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2004 does not count
I have always had respect for Fullers... but London Pride is the only one of their beers I truly love and enjoy. Itís smoother than ESB, but at the same time has a lot of character to it (coffee, caramel... even a bit of chocolate)... head is a bit small/medium but I felt it fit the beer well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2004
clear amber color with medium white head, dark sugary/malty aroma. didnít get the butter at first, but Iíll agree it was there, more like a browned, butter though. unique malty flavor with more dark sugar, and a light bitter hop finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bark (255) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2004
The Colour is clear, deep amber. The foam is small and quite light. The smell is medium strong and full of sweet notes of raspberries, blackberries, sandalwood and some diacetyl. The carbon dioxide is soft, balanced and quite short. The bitterness is at first strong and almost overwhelming, but it rounds off just nicely. After that, a complex, flavourful and fresh mix of walnuts, berries, caramel malt, buttery dicdetyl, Golding hops and winter apples appears. The aftertaste is full-bodied bittersweet. "Whatever you do, do it with Pride!", the slogan says. And the folks at Fullers have the full right to be pride for this ale!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
r464 (1933) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2004
Great ale that I got the chance to have on tap in London. Smooth and not too full-bodied. Better at cellar temperature, not ice cold. UPDATE: got it in the bottle and was still very impressed. A little stronger in the bottle, but the smoothness and lack of heaviness makes this my ideal session ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4475) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2004
Same dark color. Less body than the pulled version. Flavor of malt, not as smooth as from the cask. Still at the top of by list for the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Bottle. Amber beer (just a little darkish) with a nice white head. A little caramel in the aroma. Smooth sweet tofee/malt. Light hops giving just a hint of bitterness at the end. Very easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3489) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [12 oz. bottle] Clear amber color with a puffy white head and good lacing. Very light aroma of caramel and possibly butterscotch. Crisp and sweet taste with a smooth hop and malt balance and a refreshing aftertaste that kind of tastes like apples. Good hints of caramel throughout. Quite tasty and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2004
Bottle @ Akkurat, Stockholm. Offical tasting with represetatives from the brewery.
Have had this many a times on cask. A favourable every-day cask beer. Obviously the cask is to be prefered. However the bottle is not bad. A nice touch of toffee/butterscotch.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2004
Caramel aroma with a little butter. Amber color, off-white head, good lace. Light sweet, light caramel, light hops, bit neutral, little dry. Not complex or exceptional but nice to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3843) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2004
Canned. This canned version of FLPr is, compared to other ítinnedí ales(you know which) outstanding. No sign of metal here. Itís íalmostí as good as the cask one, although not as fresh and clean. Toffee, a bit buttery in texture, nicely malty and seemingly almost perfectly balanced bitterness.


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