Sunday, November 26, 2017

Fuller's London Pride (2017 re-review to BJCP specs)

BBD: 4/1/18

2015 BJCP Category: 11B Best Bitter

AROMA: Moderately sweet, bready malt nose with notes of caramel, toffee and a touch of butterscotch (low levels of diacetyl are acceptable). Low floral/fruity hops. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Clear tawny hue (7-9 SRM). Average white, frothy foam retains and laces very well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Mostly malt-foward palette with a fairly sweet confectionery taste of caramel, toffee and slight butterscotch. Malt is bready with the faintest toast flavor (but not rich, per se). Hops come through as a gentle dry bitterness up front, but finishing with a moderate bitter bite. Aftertaste is even. British ale yeast imparts subtle fruitiness.  14/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body and carbonation. Smooth and quaffable. Easily sessionable at 4.7% ABV. 5/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Though tasty, palette is a bit off-balanced for the style; this is likely due to the age of the bottle. 8/10


NOTE: Read and watch my 2011 original review here: