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Brewed by Fuller's
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
London, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 2286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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

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3.4
thewolf (12711) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2007 Bottle, bought in Germany (border-shop). Nice, slightly pale brown amber. Head is small, off white and a little fizzy. Aroma is heavy malty with loads of caramel and a zesty citric feel. Flavour is sweet, slightly tart in the caramel and a good dry bitterness at the end. Mouhtfeel is initially spritzy, but settles in my mouth.

3.3
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 8, 2007
bottle.. deep copper pour ,decent white head ,good lacing. good malt aroma hint s of citrus and caramel. good sweet malt flavor with a subtle hope bite at the finish. medium bodied ,well balanced beer.

3.8
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2009 500ml can. Pours a nice golden-orange colour, with a rich creamy head that’ll take some time to settle. The aroma is malty of course, hoppy, some pineapple, caramel, citrus, I was expecting banana but it’s mostly piney and citrusy. Flavour is more of the same but very smooth, less tang than I thought there would be given the very evident elements of pineapples. There’s a tiny hop bite in the finish. The carbonation is non-existent in the taste despite the carbonated look of the beer in the glass. Nice brew over-all but nothing spectacular. EDIT: This one definitely grew on me. I love the malt character to it, and the hops add a great sense of balance to the whole picture. A good go-to-session-brew.

3.6
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 3, 2007
Cold 16.9oz bottle: Pours a clear burnt orange color with a small light tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is of rich malts, citrus, caramel and earth. Taste is of rich malts, subtle earthy hops and notes of citrus and caramel. Medium bodied and smooth, with ample carbonation. Ending is of malt, citrus and caramel.

3
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - JUL 2, 2007
A very subtle beer. Not nearly as good as the ESB. This beer is well-constructed, but it is sort of a "light beer," in a non-derogatory sense. Pretty thin in the palate. Subtle but elegant hops.I agree with Michael Jackson regarding the complexity of the hops. It’s the portfolios of hops that make this beer and the ESB special. A nice light caramelly maltiness. Not much complexity there. Very well balanced. This beer just isn’t for me. If I want a beer this mild, I’ll usually go with a pilsner, which is drier and more refreshing. The sweet maltiness seems to clash with food. I suppose this would be a good "session beer" for just drinking with friends in the pub.

3
EHSRanders (2076) - Tjele, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2007
Bottle. Clear copper colour with medium white mostly diminishing head. Sweet malty aroma. Sweet bitter flavor with lasting bitter finish.

2.9
alexsdad06 (10593) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2007
Draught @ The Pub. The pour looked like apple cider. The aroma had as much fruit as it did bitterness. Flavor was definitely malty but more fruit than bitter. There was also a hint of spices. Mouthfeel was very light. I probably would not have this again.

3.4
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Bottle. Not as good as the ESB but still pretty good. Way better than Bass.Malty easy drinking & very nice session brew.

3.2
KM (416) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2007
Bottle. Medium brown body, white frothy head. Sweet malty aroma. Nutty flavour, dry finish. (Blå Rock, 01.06.07)

2.9
dmac (6393) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2007
12 oz bottle. Poured an roangey/copper with a quickly disipating bubbly white head. Body appeared flat and there was not much visible carbonation. Thin body with some lively carbonation towards the end. Malt dominant flavor with a slight bit of hops towards the end. Seemed pretty basic with nothing special going on.


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