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Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 668   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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: ’ 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.’ Or as the late Michael Jackson, beer writer and connoisseur, put it: ’the Cognac of beers’.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wolfbass (1089) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 19, 2011
Che meraviglia questa golden pride. Splendido ambrato con schiuma traboccante, aroma netto di malto e sentore luppolato, e in bocca spettacolosa, per armonia ed equilibrio...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
futre7 (211) - Taipei, TAIWAN - SEP 12, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2015 Very enjoyable. Too strong to session but a very good ale to sip. Aroma is dark fruit , oranges, and malt. Taste is again oranges . I also get brown bread , nuts and malt. Great finish also. It tops my ratebeer account for a reason. it is the best of the best. I just wish it was more available in Taiwan.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2011
Bottle from Csak a jó sör. Poured ruby-red, with a tan, creamy lacing foam. Honey, caramel, plum, raisins, yeast, and perhaps some herbs in the nose. There is a slight citrusy hint lurking somewhere in there, but the (delicious) hops kind of overpower it. Medium dense, oily, medium carbonated. Alcohol well hidden, with a sweet, roasty aftertaste that lasts. Pretty good!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chiswick (159) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2011
Clear amber/orange/brown liquid, pours a creamy white/tanned sleek head. I have drank this beer throughout my life of tasting beers. The first time it, of course, was very strong and strong in alcoholic content by the taste. Since then I’ve had it many times and changed my opinion. But it has always been a good beer. The aromascape is full with malt accompanied by caramel, fruit, orange, alcohol, wood, cognac/whisky.. a very unique and somewhat mystic blend. The bitterness is extremely crispy and leveled, and the sweetness finishes of the taste with a tingle. The body is medium but feels really full in context. The texture is surprisingly thin in reality compared to what the entirety feels like with its fullness. A very, very good beer from Fullers. There are not that many of these kind of beers around, and even in those circles it is a very unique one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealgersh (19) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2011
Sweet orange flavours. Quite a full-on experience when first sipping - lots of caramel, fruit and alcohol (but not too much). The pleasure lasts the whole bottle and I certainly haven’t tired of it since I first came across it. It’s a great strong ale. One bottle per session though!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (3258) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2011
Bärnstensfärgad med lĺgt skum. Doft av mogna äpplen och plommon, svartvinbär, toffee och honung. Maltigt söt smak men en beska som balanserar. En välavvägd engelsk stong ale med ovanligt bra humlebeska. Den känns elegant lyx men kostar knappt en tjuga. Starkt!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2011
A - Whiskey with fruity undertones and slight caramel A - Dark orange, almost red with lacy off white head T - Sweet with alcohol and light bitter finish P - Full to medium and soft O - A great strong ale

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 24, 2011
Olyan a színe, mint a frissen kibontott vadgesztenye héjának, még csillog is, ha fényféle tartjuk. Habja közepes méretű, drapp színű, szivacsos állagú és elég kitartó. Illata édeskés, melaszos, mézes, fűszeres és aszalt gyümölcsös. Íze is igen édesen, pörkölt mézesen, vaníliásan és fűszeresen kezdődik, van benne aszalt datolya, füge, körte, sok maláta és karamell. Aztán csatlakozik hozzá a gyógyfüves komló, ami egy kicsit visszavesz ebből az édességből. Igentestes, olajos teste van és nem túl szénsavas. Utóíze keserédes, kicsit toroköblögetős, enyhén száraz és kissé fanyar. Érdekes és erős egy sör, mintha angol duplabaknak főzték volna. Én ugyan 35 fokban kóstolgatom, de ez inkább a téli napok söre.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8074) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Halt liter bottle pour courtesy of Paul Unwin, thanks Paul!! It pours out clear brilliant deep copper with ruby hues and tan head. The aroma is rich yummy sweet malts, earthy hops, some pine hops and more earthy goodness at the end of the draw. The taste is right up my alley with a smooth modest level of pine hops mixing with sticky firm malt sweetened earthiness and some floral hops thinly ringed around the edges. This is goooood stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
inbirraveritas (1490) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 12, 2011
Tükrös vöröses borostyán színű főzet, szappanos jellegű kis habbal a tetején, amely elég hamar semmivé foszlik. Illata erőteljesen aszalt gyümölcsös. Kóstolása viszonylag csípősen és édes-fanyar aszalt gyümölcsös ízzel indul, melyet karamell, alkohol és fűszeres komló fest alá. Testessége szirupos és kissé ragadós. Az édesebb ízeket megfelelően ellensúlyozó befejezése kétszersültes, komlós és kissé likőrös, amely közepes/hosszú utóízt hagy maga után. Nehézkes és komoly darab, amelynek magas alkoholtartalma viszont végig jól rejtve marad.


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