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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1984   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


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - SEP 5, 2003
Solid English pale. Nice balance in the flavor, with a bit of caramel malt, which is something I like to get just a hint of in a Pale Ale. Very easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5190) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2003
Bright, clear copper, no head. tarish walnut aroma. Taste of nutty malt , then a weird and unexpected metallic finish mixed with citrus hops. A slightly hollow mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 Clear copper color and medium white head that mostly diminished but left decent lacing behind. Smell of burnt butter, sweet malt, and woody hops. Flavors of fruit and nuts framed on a buttery English malt background and a dry finish. A classic beer.

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 (4656) - 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 (4776) - 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 (2263) - 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 (7921) - 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) - Rochester, New York, 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!


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