Fuller’s London Pride from Fuller Smith and Turner PLC in Chiswick, London, England pours a gem-like golden amber colour with a rich and creamy white head that settles as a sturdy film and leaves a moderate amount of lace. The aroma of this English Pale Ale is of roasted malts, with a cherry or plum-like fruitiness and it carries undertones of freshwater and floral hops.
The taste of Fuller’s London Pride has a bready character, with a toasted accent and a faint honey or caramel-like sweetness. This ale has an extraordinarily smooth and creamy mouthfeel, despite little to no perceivable carbonation aside from the head. A dark wood note comes through on the back of the tongue as it finishes and the aftertaste is nicely embittered.
The packaging of Fuller’s London Pride is a metallic black with the slogan “Whatever You Do, Take Pride” printed repeatedly in the background. A red shield logo is accented with white and gold printing. A best before date is printed on the bottom of the can and a website address is provided for more information.
Fuller’s London Pride is a very smooth, easy-going and highly drinkable beer that goes well with all kinds of foods like meats, cheeses and seafood. The canned version is available at many LCBO locations and is distributed globally. The 4.1% cask variety can be found at bars, inns and pubs across the UK.
Type: English Pale Ale
Country: United Kingdom, England
Region: London, Chiswick
Brewery: Fuller Smith & Turner (Griffin Brewery)
Format Purchased: 500 mL
Alcohol Content: 4.7%