What is it?
Dark Rock Tribute to London Pride is a tawny-coloured ale which honours one of the UK's favourite beers. London Pride has notes of sweet raisin, biscuit and dried-fruit from the Crystal malt, while fresh, piney herbs emanate from the hops. Rich, smooth and elegant on the palate, it draws to a clean, satisfying finish with a beautifully balanced bitterness. This kit produces 40 pints at 4.7% ABV.
These kits allow you to produce beers which mirror the classic commercial favourites. Quality hops, malts and yeast have been carefully selected and matched to give you the closest possible result. They are not designed to be clones since factors such as water source and yeast type will be individual to each brewery. We recommend you have fun comparing the commercial beer against your own to see how close you can get.
The Commercial Brewery
Fuller's Brewery (Fuller, Smith & Turner PLC) is an independent family regional brewery founded in 1845 in Chiswick, West London. John Fuller's Griffin Brewery dates from 1816; in 1845, his son, John Bird Fuller was joined by Henry Smith and John Turner to give the company it's full name. Beer has been brewed on fuller's historic Griffin Brewery site in Chiswick since the seventeenth century. Fuller's is well known as the brewer of London Pride and other award-winning ales such as Chiswick Bitter, ESB and 1845. As well as its range of beers, The Griffin Brewery, on the A4 in Chiswick, is famous for having the oldest wisteria plant in the UK, planted in the early 19th century.
Customer Reviews 6 item(s)
- Premiership !
My first go at a part grain kit after doing several extracts and the difference is 2nd division to Premiership!. Easy to follow instructions and a good step up on the way to AG. London Pride is one of my all time go to ales and this isn’t far away. The colour is spot on, a rich chestnut and the taste was there. A great pint, Well done Dark Rock !
Fantastic Beer, and easy to follow kit!
Actually purchased this by mistake as I wanted the all grain version!
Anyhow, I brewed it, like you do.
Generally followed the instructions, but as I have a full grain brewing setup, I adapted it to suit.
Was surprised that the SG was 1.052 (temp corrected), but no complaints with that.
OK, the taste test. Well as a huge fan of Fullers London Pride, was a bit disappointed with the outcome as for me, its not a good likeness.
However, this is a stunningly good ale, really nice hoppy/honey nose with a really nice dry finish, more akin to Marstons Pedigree.
Comparing this side by side with genuine Courage Directors draught (which I happen to have a barrel of!), the Dark Rock brew is superior in every way!
I must in future have a go at the all grain version...
... may even try one or two of the others in the tribute range ????????????
- Fantastic tribute kit
My first part grain kit I’ve done and the results are superb, great taste, quite malty and fruity and super clear. According to my dad just like the real thing! Really looking forward to trying the other kits in the part grain range, well done Dark Rock!
- You won't be disappointed
This is a superb kit! Easy to make, the hardest part was waiting for it to finish so I could try some! This really does taste fantastic and incredibly similar to London Pride. It has a great mouthfeel compared to tinned kits, just like you get in your local!
- Great beer worth the extra effort. Watch the vigorous ferment
I started this brew just before Christmas and I am very pleased with the results. It was ready to drink from the barrel on Christmas Eve and I m still enjoying it now in early January. Yes it does taste rather like London Pride and is very smooth.
The preparation was more than your usual cheap brew, but worth the effort and the handy grain bag can be reused for straining fruit while wine making.
You will need a 15 litre saucepan and the primary fermentation was VERY vigorous, escaping from my 5 gallon bucket. Next time I’m using an over sized wine fermenter with airlock.