Nowadays, many brands describe themselves in glowing terms like "premium". That's why I was skeptical when I read "Outstanding Premium Ale" on Fuller's London Pride. I've heard it all before. However, these chaps from Chiswick, London have definitely put their money where their mouth is. I really liked this beer!
The first indicator that this was going to be a good beer was the nice foamy head that formed when poured. The head dissipated into a thin layer that remained for the length of the glass. I really found that the head kept the beer fresh tasting, like it was poured from a tap.
London Pride is a beautiful golden brown colour with a mild fruity aroma and a slight fruity taste. The finish was mild. You could barely taste the hops. It was a very smooth beer. Carolyn actually said that she liked it because it wasn't bitter.
Family owned Griffen Brewery has been making beer in London, England since the 1860's. London pride has been produced since the 1950's and is considered London's beer (at least according to the brewer).
This Outstanding Premium Ale easily got 4 big burps. It almost got five. I highly recommend you search this out and try it. You won't regret it.
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