Bottle Size: N/A
Cost: $6.00 (At a bar in NYC)
Background Information: London Pride, Fuller’s flagship beer, was crowned the Supreme Champion at the 2000 International Beer and Cider competition. London Pride was named Champion Best Bitter at the CAMRA Great British Beer Festival in 1995, and in 1979 when it also achieved the ultimate accolade of Beer of the Year. It also received the gold medal at the 2002 and 2001 International Beer and Cider competitions. Additionally, judges awarded the bronze medal to London Pride at the 2002 Great British Beer Festival in the Best Bitter category.
London Pride is a smooth and astonishingly complex beer with a distinctive malty base complemented by a rich balance of well-developed hop flavors from the Target, Challenger and Northdown varieties. London Pride is 4.1% alcohol by volume in cask (4.7% alcohol by volume for bottle and keg).
Now let’s get to the beer!
Style: English Pale Ale
Appearance: Clear light amber with a three-finger, off-white, foamy head that lasted a few minutes. Good lacing.
Scent/Smell: Tropical fruit aroma arose from the hop content. Biscuity as well, and a bit of butter.
Taste: Rather biscuity malts with a somewhat bready, dry finish. Very solid balancing bitterness with a distinct hop character.
Mouthfeel:Quite smooth going down. Average carbonation.
Drink with (food):Fish, Indian and Middle Eastern foods, various cheeses.
I thoroughly liked this EPA. Good stuff, hopefully I’ll find it at another pub sometime so I can have a glass.
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