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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1931   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - AUG 12, 2003
weak malty aroma. tannish head deep gold. sort of bland but still ok. better than most.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 12, 2003
I love bitters, but this one was too shy and simple. Everything wazz OK with color and head, but aroma and taste were too simple: hints of fruits and malts, no character at all. A week pale ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4596) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2003 LIght but malty aroma. Copper coloured with minimal head but a light foam ring around the glass which leaves a light lacing. Not complex but a decent bitter. Nice malt flavour with a lightly hopped finish. For the same price stick with the ESB.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4663) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2003
A light shade of copper for the colour with a thin (1 centimetre) tan head. The aroma is pretty nice, with a fairly strong hoppyness. Malt and some grassyness or mustyness is also noticable in the smell. The taste is another winner for Fuller's. Almost spot on for the style, it works out to a hoppy bitterness followed by a subtle maltyness. No other complex flavours are noticed either in the taste or palate, but I don't think it's a reason to complain. A pretty high alchol content for a bitter and it is noticable in the end with the bitterness. Pretty good beer, definately worth trying if you are a fan of the style! I bought this twelve ounce bottle at Whole Foods in Vienna, Virginia.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2227) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2003
Deep amber in colour. Aroma of hops, grass, and some caramel. Flavour is slightly sweet and bitter, medium body. Finishes slightly bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2003
Little head, the colour a bitter should be. well balanced with the hops finding the back of your throat (I burped halfway through and got a pleasant hoppy sequel)

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
EdPaulsen (117) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2004 eh, somehow never had a great pint of pride in a year in london. just had some in bottles from england that was a pinnacle of a pale ale taste. smell, so good. loved it. attention american brewers and those who think that pale ale tastes like pine and grapefruit!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sassy (217) - Mullet Capital of the World, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2003
A very decent beer...reminds me of Stone IPA, only much less hoppy with some malts added, but with the orange color, hops, and floral notes. A good balance between sweet and bitter.

3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
celogan (201) - Oroville, California, USA - JUL 21, 2003
Well the label says "Outstanding" Pale Ale. Well it just missed outstanding IMO, but it was pretty decent. I didn't notice any significant aroma. Pourd dark copper but the head evaporated almost immediately, and virtually no lacing along the way. Malty taste with slight bitter aftertaste. Carbonation was decent. Nice brew but not over the top. It was good with my hamburger.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2008 Clear pale copper hue underneath a fading and fluffy head. Flinty and bready nose with ripe apricots and a dash of sulfur. Bready flavor with a little sweetness by way of apples, then fruity bitterness with a mineral-metallic dryness at the finish. Lean bodied, soft carbonation, oily and mildly astringent.

The mineral sharpness and astringency is a bit too much over time and the raw fruitiness seems to obscure the malts.

50 cl bottle, best before 28 April 2009.

18.6 oz bottle, pint glass. Pours a nice amber shade of iced tea - much like their India Ale - with a small, creamy white head that is quickly diminishing. Pleasant, warm hops smell of herbs and grass. Perhaps cookie and caramel malt? Taste starts of mildly sweet and finishes mildly sweet, mildly bitter. Slight acidity in the short, quenching finish. Medium consistancy, watery texture, flat carbonation. Overall not a bad effort, except: flavors are watered down and it reminds me of drinking iced tea.


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