Wheatsheaf (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2004 Bottle. A copper-colored ale with a light, orangey hop and malt aroma. Light to medium body, but flavourful. Fruit and honey notes up front, with a drier, hoppier finish. A nice, English session ale that doesnít disappoint.
Britales (56) - Cape Charles, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An almost perfect bitter! Great balance of hop and malt, a happy medium between a true session beer and a maltier one. Nice amber color and the flavor lingers on the palate for a lengthy time.A good Bitter to start with for those new to this style!
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2004 (Bottled) Amber/dark copper color; medium, diminishing head. Grassy, fruity, slightly meaty and flowery aroma. Very dry, pleasantly and, strongly hopped, reasonably malty flavor with some oak notes. Malty, dry and smoothly bitter finish. Oily, medium-bodied, low carbonated palate. A very enjoyable, well-balanced and quite full-bodied bitter. Complex hopping and easy to drink. Quite warming for the ABV.
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
London Pride is an enjoyable bitter. This well balanced beer had a pleasing amber color but the head was hesitant. Over the tongue, it was smooth and well balanced with a good mouth feel. Nice dry finish. I'm sure this is even better on the other side of the pond, fresh and on cask in it's homeland.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber colour with a bit of a pink tint. Mostly diminishing frothy off-white head. Caramel and possibly some cardboard aroma. Initially watery and lightly sweet, finishes thicker and with a pleasant floral, but unfortunately somewhat metallic bitterness.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Summits Wayside Tavern. Very nice beer. Poured a dark amber color with a nice fluffy head that left clinging laces. Flavor was heavily malted which lended a semi-sweet character that I really enjoyed. Malts were well balanced by the hops That were present towards the middle. Followed by amoderately dry finish. Good stuff.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at the Grey Lodge in Philly. Nothing to exciting about this one. Tasted what it should be.
JFGrind (1906) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The commercial description is correct, this Bitter is a "ideal session strength premium ale". Adequate bitterness, golden appearance and enough flavor to make it an fine session beer.
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color. No head at all. Faint aroma. Kind of dry bitter taste but nothing to write home about. I guess the only good Fullers is their Porter...which is oh so good. The London Pride was just OK.
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - DEC 31, 2003
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very little aroma discernable, though I do sense a hint of caramel or malt. Beautiful copper color with a slightly frothy head and wonderful lacing. Appropriate pale ale flavor well-balanced between caramel, malt, and hops. Good mouthfeel for a pale ale, certainly present and textured but not overwhelming or chewy. All in all an excellent representation.