PKMKII wrote:So due Roland's insistence, I have acquired and tried Fuller's London Pride.
Allow me to wax poetic: American craft ales tend to reflect a certain sort of American mentality. They're bold, brash, heavily on the citrusy, piny hops and ABV. They're in your face and demand your attention. Fuller's, reflects a much more English sensibility. It's more subtle in flavor and alcohol burn. The hops are present, but they're more subdued than American hops. If American hops are like a guy yelling at you because he's mad at you, the hops in Fuller's are like a subtle insult, one you don't even realize was an insult until the guy left the room. It drinks more like a good lager than its higher ABV brethren.
We have entered a new era in Anglo-American relations today.
I'm glad you found it, and happy that you appeared to like it too. I love the taste, and especially its bitterness. In fact, it was almost all I drank for a while after finding it. There are many UK beers like it on the market, and at only around 3.5% ABV, isn't going to get you drunk too quickly either. Would you drink it again? I also wonder how it differs in taste after its transatlantic journey?
PoN wrote:Shame, blah blah blah, trusted Michelob, blah blah blah, fruit beer made me sick...
If you want fruit and beer together, you could see if Fruli is available near to you. It's made from 70% white beer and 30% pure fruit juice (in this case, strawberry). It is heavy, and definitely an acquired taste for some (it tastes predominantly of strawberries), but with an aftertaste that is definitely the white beer coming through - http://www.fruli.be/