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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 563   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Pasteurised bottle. Also available in keg for export only. The very occasional cask version is only available in the UK and has a separate listing.
Goldings hops and Golden Promise malt.
At 8.5% ABV, Golden Pride guarantees a superb range of flavours, that is sure to satisfy even the most discerning of palates. Our brewers describe Golden Pride thus: í deep amber in appearance, Golden Pride is full bodied, of moderate bitterness, moderately hopped and rich in malt. Full flavoured, and reminiscent of sweet orange oil, toasted grains, and bread. Rich malty aromas lead to a similarly styled palate, with an intense finish. Sweet and bitter flavours are expressed in good balance in this weighty brew.í Or as the late Michael Jackson, beer writer and connoisseur, put it: íthe Cognac of beersí.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (7958) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2009
bottle, Waitrose Sidmouth 2008. Dark brown colour with a small head. Fruity nose. Very smooth, deeply malty with raisins, plums and shy hints of citrus fruit. Very malty indeed with a well-rounded malty finish. Delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rodders (137) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2009
(bottle from Waitrose, Wymondham) Dark brown with very little head, what is left is an off white colour. Smell is plums, red fruit, with some dark malt, alcohol, cherries - very fragrant. Taste is strong rich dark red fruit with alcohol body and a little carbonation. Sweet, syrupy, but not overpowering. Not particularly bitter. A great strong ale.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardW (1528) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2009
Fine red to amber appearance. Flavour is light barley wine, the alcohol is apparent initially, but not overbearing and thereís some good fruity flavour, tending towards peach and cherry. Warming on the way down, the strength comes through more as it progresses.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gr0ve (2141) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2009
330 ml bottle. Dark copper colour. Crystal clear. Tall fine-laced white head that clings to the glass. Subtle rounded malt aroma with a hint of earthy and grassy hops. Feels rich. Mellow bitter flavour initially then more malts. Has a wonderful balance, but lacks in character. Definitely full-bodied, but the hop bitterness take out most of its punch. Some alcohol character. Not bad, but I feel that there could be much more of everything except body in this beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HV (4) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2009 does not count
Appearance: deep orange golden colour, fairly long lasting white foamy cap Ė beautiful. Aroma: malty, with hints of orange and mild spices (nutmeg, coriander), some alcohol. Taste: quite malty, but very refreshing (almost ďlightĒ) due to the strong orange flavour, and a mild sweetness. Body: quite sparkly, with heavy malt body. Aftertaste: recurring orange taste, some malt, lightly acidic. Drinkability: it is a very drinkable beer, but you can definitely tell youíve had a 8.5% beer after one glass

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2009
Toffee malts and apple on the nose. Lots of caramel with a touch of alcohol and a hint of dried, dark fruit. Never gets too sweet despite that and the hops, although a bit in the background, provide a nice counterweight.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LarsEngen (366) - Sandvika, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2009
33 cl bottle from Systembolaget Kiruna (Sweden). Pours dark amber with a small brown head that dissapears quickly. Flavor is malty and some citrus. quite complex this one and with a good solid palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bergstaden (1302) - RÝros, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2009
Amber color with small white head, nice smell of malts and flowers - strong malty taste and flowery hops , but can olso feel the alcohol here that draws a little bit down, but stll good beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
Bottle from Waitrose. Amber with an off white head. Hops cut through the sweet cloying alcoholic malt base to create a reasonable balance. One of Fullers better beers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2009
A clear red/copper colored beer, with a thick light beige head. The aroma of fruits, malts and caramel. There are also hops. The taste of thick caramel, not to sweet. There are hints of chocolate with fruits like prune. There are spices in the back. The aftertaste is dry bitter, a little sweet. It gives a warm feeling.


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