The award-winning London Pride is pride of London for over fifty years.
Today, guests on the pages of my blog.
London Pride is a beer from the brewery Fuller’s, which operates in Chiswick, West London.
This brewery (known as a family, regional and independent) was founded in 1845. But its beginnings goes further.
The owners of the brewery from Chiswick bought in 1816 failed Griffin Brewery, took his name and seat, but they fell into financial trouble. Henry Smith and John Turner needed so a partner with cash.
In 1845 they were joined by John Bird Fuller, whose name was named brewery.
Full name is: Fuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C. Griffin Brewery and is used until today. It is also used abbreviated names: Fuller’s Brewery, albo The Griffin Brewery.
Logo of the brewery includes two parts of the name.
Today, Fuller‘s is the owner or manager of more than 380 pubs, inns and hotels in the South of England.
Annual production of beer is over 200,000 UK barrels, revenue for the previous year is £161.6m.
For more information, please visit the brewery‘s web page: http://www.fullers.co.uk/
London Pride is the flagship beer of Fuller’s Brewery. It is the UK’s best-selling cask-conditioned ale.
For the first time it sent into production in 1959.
This ale is winner of many awards, including in 1979 it won the title Champion Beer of Britain at the CAMRA awards.
From the same brewery that title won two other beers: ESB i Chiswick (Fuller’s is the only brewery that has reached such an art).
Besides London Pride is a double winner of the title Champion Best Bitter (in 1979 and in 1995 – awarded by CAMRA) and received the name Supreme Champion in 2000 International Beer and Cider competition.
The alcohol content in cask and keg is 4.1%, and in the bottled version 4.7%.
In 2013 the packaging of beer received a facelift; but still remained high slim bottle and red-and-gold label.
Equipped with this exclusively-looking bottle of London Pride I proceed to a most pleasant part – tasting.
Back label beautifully describes the advantages of this beer, but also lists the names of the three hops used in the brewing process. These are varieties of British hops: Target, Challenger i Northdown.
Name: London Pride, alc. 4,7% vol.
Brewery: Fuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C. Griffin Brewery (Chiswick Lane South, London)
The style of beer is defined variously. On the packaging we have Premium Ale, described also as English Pale Ale, Premium Bitter or ESB (English Strong Bitter).
Expiration date: 25/09/2016
|Colour is amber, of tea.
Head is light, pretty high – falling quickly.
Few bubbles indicate a rather average saturation.
|Smell nice: malty, caramel sweet.
After warming palpable fruity aromas.
|The flavor is distinctly malty, bread, combined with the hop.
Hoppy–herbal bitterness; is rather moderate, but expressive.
London Pride is the beer dignified taste; one can say – velvety, drinking them with pleasure.
A nice malty aroma and equally exceptional flavor, notes of fruit and hops, moderate bitterness – all together harmoniously arranged.
There’s no craziness – after all it’s Premium class.