Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is better than the bottled ESB. Balance is the word here, and it makes a good marinade for pork, augmented with Maille coarse-ground Dijon mustard and some garlic.
leaparsons (7517) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Always trust Fullers for consistently good beers. London Pride is, if you donít know, a classic bitter. Well balanced malts and hops, nothing unusual, just a good example of a bitter.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very impressed with the Fullers line so far - nice big bottles that actually hold good beer! I hate getting a giant bottle of something and then it tastes terrible. This pale is quite good, but not the best Iíve had. Great Lakes still has them beat.
Dogbrick (6871) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very competent Pale Ale. Pours a nice amber color with a medium off-white head. Distinctly bitter hops aroma. Biting hops flavor with little malt to counteract, which isnít necessarily a bad thing. It did seem slightly unbalanced though. Iíd like to try this on draught some day. Overall though this is another winner from Fullerís.
argo0 (11128) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
English bitter aroma, bland hoppy flavor, malts donít really stand out. Dry finish. Was 5 months past íbest byí date, perhaps accounting for the stale malts flavor, but I still expected more.
HildigŲltur (5105) - KÝbenhavn, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth, creamy, caramely. A good and simple beer.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice beer. The hops are obvious and the beer has a nice red colour and is quite easy to drink.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mmmmmmmm, malt. A very smooth, easy to drink beer. I particularly enjoyed the nice sweet malt finish to it. For an easy drinking beer, it doesnít get much better than this.
beerlovinman99 (124) - USA - JUL 9, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Itís not really a complex beer -- itís a rather malty bitter, and the more enjoyable because itís malty!
TheBeerCollector (631) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorites. Nice copper color with good head retention and lacing. Smooth, balanced flavor. A great English beer.