Appropriately enough I had this pint of Kelham Island Brewery's Pride of Sheffield during a day long session in the city visiting all the best Sheffield city centre pubs. Not surprisingly Kelham Island Brewery is based in Kelham Island, just outside the city centre. They've been brewing there since 1990 and have won a few awards on the way, so they seem to be doing something right. Pride of Sheffield from Kelham Island Brewery is a 4% bitter which pours a sun yellow colour with a small white head. The aroma is quite sweet with some grain malts and floral hops.
Pride of Sheffield has a just below medium texture which makes it fairly refreshing. The beers taste is a reasonably impressive balancing act between the fruity hops and the grain malts with the hops just about coming through strongest. I imagine on a warm summers day Pride of Sheffield is quite a pleasant drink, unfortunately I was drinking it in late October and I'd probably preferred the malts to come out on top at the time. Ultimately Kelham Island's Pride of Sheffield is a decent floral bitter that's well balanced so it deserves a good 7 out of 10.