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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 2164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (6022) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Had to work a bit for the aroma of this beer but found it to be of fruit and caramel. Definitely a sweet aroma. The head took forever to fade and the beer showed plenty of carbonation throughout. As expected the taste is bittermalt but not overly so and I expected more. The flavors are clearly built around the malt but there are several subtle tastes in there as well. It is the kind of beer that might bring out different flavors with each session. This is a such a nice drinking beer. Hats off to Fullers for this one.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
iammadeofjelly (194) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2005
Dark and unfizzy, like all good english beer should be. Very interesting flavour and smell, i quite like it.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (15684) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2005
Mild hoppy and fruity aroma with a similar taste. Watery palate. A balanced and enjoyable bitter.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
tikimann (3) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 3, 2005 does not count
This is an old stand-by for me. If I go into a bar, and they have this beer, I will often order it.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kevin (2181) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 3, 2005
reddish brown pour with a creamy white head that does not last. butterscotch aroma. taste is oatmeal cream pie and light diacetyl. dusty finish with tall grass notes. a bit metallic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2005
Deep amber colour with an off white almost light brown, mostly lasting creamy head. Aroma of caramel and fruits. Full body with a long finish. Way to go Fullers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2005
Clear copper brown with a medium sized but short lasting beige head. Very hoppy aroma, quite fruity initially, but as it warmed developed some more nutty malt notes. Dry and bitter, it hangs around at the back of the tongue to create a rather sharp finish. A medium level of carbonation gives it a good body. This definitely finished off better than it started for me, as I think as my palate became immune to the astringent bitterness I could pick up more pleasant attributes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 31, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Pours a coppery gold, almost bronze. Decent white head. Somewhat sweet, malty nose. Traces of coffee. Malt flavor with a bit of yeastyness on top. Very drinkable with a chewy texture. Smooth, but hangs a bit in the mouth. My wife bought this for me, a nice suprise.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2005
An amber hay-colored bitter with a foamy head. Hand-pumped. At first, the beer is quite refreshing with citrus and hoppy notes. The mouthfeel was chewy at first and gave way to some dryness. The finish consisted of a bite of bitter, a little strong at first (but that could be due to the fact that I was expecting something a little more mild) and in the end not so bad. For me, this is a good "light" alternative and a fantastic session beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 21, 2005
Before I had this, I had never enjoyed anything from the U.K. This beer got me interested in trying other beers from England. Most ratings over 3.5 do well explaining the details of this beer. If you are reading this page to decide whether or not to try it, go for it. You will not be let down, even if you are not ordinarily a fan of the style.


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