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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2038   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2003
Color is a glowing amber with a small tannish head about a finger high and has good frothyness. Smell is floral hops with a honeynut malt background. Taste is very crisp, sharp, and clean with big time fresh,bittering floral hops and has a caramel-nutty malt balanced in. The feel is very light and somewhat lightly silky/oily -not what I was expecting, but fits the style. This beer is made for drinkin, and drinkin alot. Goes down easy with a well balanced bitter bite and smooth malt backing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2003
After finishing a bottle of Fullers ESB, I decided to try the pale. The characteristics of this ale are similar to the ESB but not as intense. Appearnce is similar, clear amber with a head slightly less than the ESB but yielding better retention. Aroma is hoppy and sweet but not overpowering. Palate is lighter and flavor also lighter. This is an ESB light in my opinion and not outstanding as it's label states. Session beer? Hmmm, I think the ESB would make a better session beer, and I know this from spending hours throwing darts and throwing down hand pulled pints at Churchills Olde English Tavern.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2003
6/26/03, can, British Airways flight. Sheesh, 6 hour flight from London to NYC and I bet they only serve the crap beers - wait, a Fullers bitter? Things may be looking up. This poured golden amber from the can (thank God it wasn't a nitro can) and lifted a large, creamy white head. Malty, mellow aroma with butterscotch, apricot and oak. Smooth malty and fruity with a nice balancing of hop bitterness. Palate was slightly flat and watery, though light carbonation eventually made its' presence known. Pleasant surprise on a transatlantic flight!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
Among the most fragrant beers I can name: fruity and herbal, with hints of peach, mild cheese, tarragon and toffee. Reddish gold. Pours a huge fizzy head, but it seemed to thin the beer out too much. Warm and nutty, nice lingering taste that ends just bitter enough. Very drinkable, but what isn't? I would love to try their porter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2003
Cask, at the Artillery Arms, London. I was actually stopping in to try Fullers summer ale but alas it was off. No harm done though as I realised I hadnít rated this big name star. In beautiful condition, this better then most bitter was a deep amber colour with light beige head that fell away quickly. Full bodied with a succulent mouth feel. Smooth hops flavour complemented by fragrant bitterness. Lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2003
Lots of hop and again that taste that only Fuller's can make. YOu always know when you are drinking something from Fuller's. A little to light, but not bad, smooth and slightly bittersweet, with a slightly sour aftertaste. Definitely a beer to enjoy with your dinner.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2003
Bottle: Pours clear light amber with light carbonation. Small white sudsy head, not very good retention. Mild aroma of sweet toffee / butterscotch and slightly floral hops. Smooth sweet flavour with a nice bitterness after it. Slightly hoppy aftertaste. Light-medium body, smooth enough though. Very quaffable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (1908) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUN 21, 2003
Cask conditioned: The beer pours a light copper color, with a small white head. There was a medium nose of hops and malts. Taste had ssome hints of caramel to it. Fairly good presence of hops and malts to the tasste. Definite malt finish. A little hoppier than most of the other cask's that I had in London. Overall, Pretty good!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2003 I found London Pride to be a decent ale, this beer has a butterscotch aroma, small head, heavily hopped and bitter flavor. I think it would be better on draft.That’s the reason I love trading, you can ship a 30-pound box of 12-20 beers for less than $20. There are not only the monetary rewards, but you also meet and make some cool friends at the same time. It just seemed a bit dull to me, it didn’t, “Make me randy baby!”

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2003
Nice amber colour. Mute aroma of malts with a thin head. Nice light hops.Goes great with turkey meat pie... however I could see it with fish and chips.


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