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

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RATINGS: 2004   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


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUN 16, 2002
I was pleased to have been introduced to this stellar British brew at the Old Bag of Nails Pub while consuming a complimentary also stellar British meal of their legendary fish and chips. This brew pours a clear sparkling pure copper. The tight creamy off-white head is titanic, with very good lacing and is fully lasting. The deep aroma is primarily caramel and spicy dried fruit, but the subtleties are endless. The exquisite flavor is super rich like a fine cheesecake; raisins, dates, anise and more, much more. Perfect complexity and balance. The finish is long and rewarding. The palate is creamy and soft with a full body and a dry finish. In a word perfect. If I was on death row and granted a last meal, this is what I would be washing it down with. Orgasmic.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
LordBurnden (3) - London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2005 does not count
OK I am biassed, I live in Chiswick, but this beer is just so scrummy you cannot resist it. As a Northern Englishman I had never tasted caramel style beers like this when I moved to London - I was blown away. The bottled & can versions are a ghost of the draught.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
blackburn99 (7) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2005 does not count
A truly tremendous beer !!!! Probably the smoothest beer I have ever drunk. Itís light enough to want to drink it all night long. The best English beer i have ever had !! Cheers !!!!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
e_nightmare (1) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 19, 2012 does not count
Nice beer with a soft taste and notes of caramel and it has a very beautiful colour.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MichaelAwesome (4606) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2012
0,5 l bottle. Classic alle pours amber. Tastes superb when chilled a bit. Some caramel, bit roasty and smoky. Slightly bitter. One of the best beers Iíve ever had.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bagalagalaga (122) - Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2013
This is basically the definition of beer to me. So great to drink, all the smells and tastes of hops/malt that you would want and NONE of them have been overdone to the point where you would get tired of it after one or two. Definitely worth it even though itís usually 11-$12 a six pack around these parts.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AtronSeige (721) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 25, 2013
Aroma: toffee/caramel, grain, light earthy tones, light floral, Appearance: Medium-Light copper body. Thin, off-white head. Taste: Medium bitterness (longer lasting), medium sweetness. Very well balanced! Roast, caramel, medium dry finish. Palate: Medium-full bodied, soft medium carbonation, Overall: WOW! I can see why BJCP puts this as the first, prime example of an Premium/Special/Best Bitter category. It is perfectly balanced, tasty, great mouthfeel. If only I was able to buy this in South Africa! I am in LOVE! 500 ml bottle, poured.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
oregontarheel (43) - - OCT 5, 2013
IBU 33. Love it. Tastes best in London in a frosty pint at Blackbird's pub with some fish and chips. Wish they sold it here ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
andylavery (7) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2013 does not count
One of my favorite beers. I love the English Pale Ales and this one is without a doubt my favorite. Perhaps the perfect beer. If I was King I would knight this beer. Understated excellence in a glass.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KingofCastle (206) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2008 500 mL can: Finally, a decent bitter/ale in a can from these parts. I hope people buy it so the LCBO doesnít have to discontinue it . . . where would I be without this? Nice soft amber & copper colour with medium head, great lacing on glass. Slightly sweet, malty, fruity with some stronger distinct hops really rounding out the taste. Nice bitter finish but not thin or harsh. This is what you want from an English ale; big flavours but drinkable. No false advertising here: it is a "smooth & astonishing complex beer." Better than Tetleyís awful can. Excellent with food and flavours intensify as it warms (nuttier, sweeter finish). Smooth for an ale. This and Wychwoodís Hobgoblin are the fruitiest, smoothest bitters available right now, along with John Bullís Best Bitter which is no slouch either.


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