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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 564   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielyabu (1197) - Uni„o da Vitůria, BRAZIL - DEC 10, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2010 average frothy off white head. good lacing. mostly diminishing. clear amber thin body. aroma: caramel, moderta melt, milk chocolate, frutas vermelhas. if: meavy bitter moderate sweet. ff: harsh bitter, moderate sweet. long duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation and metallic and medium alcoholic finish (8.5abv). gosto frutas vermelhas, otimo amargor lupulo, diferenciada, toques mel. 350s.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
epassa (105) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 10, 2007
Reddish color, medium head. Aroma: Malty, vanilla, dried fruits, yeast, hops. Palate: Licorice, sweet malt notes, fruity, cherries, frutas vermelhas, bitter. Complex. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Nice body with a flavor of fruity orange-like hops mixed well with sweet malts and barley. Well done.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2007
Marvellous, quite splendid! Full and tasty barley wine. Soft and sweet with a hint of bitterness. Much less harsh than a young Fullers Vintage. This is a very special British beer. Ay, most glorious!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - OCT 30, 2007
Red-copper, noisy white head that settles quickly. Initial sniff is kind of a hot nutty aroma, but after a bit, a nice toasted caramel and plum character develops. Candy sweet flavor, a fair amount of alcohol heat, a moderately clean finish with just a touch of resiny hops. Not particularly complex, but not bad at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - OCT 4, 2007
Appearance: mahogany red colour. Medium head, beige colour and persistent. Aroma: caramels malts. Yeasty with reminiscences of sponge cake; toffee, sugar, ďalfajorĒ, vanilla and wood touches. Sweet-fruitiness of plums and figs. Liquory like cognac and whisky. Flavor: sweet caramel malts; similar touch at aroma, candy, toffee, butterscotch, truffle and vanilla. Some spicy notes, such as cinnamon and clove. Reminiscences of ripe fruits in syrup like plums, figs and blackberries. Warming and liquory, like whisky. Finish with slight oxidize and mineralized touches. Light hoppy, slight dry from toasty malts. Palate: medium body and semi-viscous. Light to medium carbonated. Exquisites liquory, candy and toasty notes. Good balance. Very advisable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2007
Pours a nice amber colour with frothy head. Aroma is yeast / hops / coffee. Taste is spicy / malty / caramel / roasted nuttiness. A pleasant drink. Low carbonation / dry hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Pours a medium to light amber with short lasting white head. Aromas of fruit, malt, and alcohol. Very distinct flavour with hops, fruit, caramel, and roasted barley. Very warming palate, though the alcohol is not as well balanced as I hoped. Overall a quality barley wine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2007
Bottle (500ml). From Waitrose. Lovely clear copper pour, large lasting fizzy-frothy beige head. Pretty big aroma here, alcohol, rye malt, pungent nut oil and full-on yeast and hops - I donít know which ones, but theyíre lush and I likeím. The taste follows, the booziness isnít overpowering, but itís up front and doesnít fade as do the hops after a bit - youíre left with that pungent, oily grain on your tongue for quite a while. Make it a bit less boozy and itís a world-beater ... as it is, itís a cool-weather sipper; contemplative, would be the BeerBistro classification.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tranquillity (1419) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2007
Beatiful colour of medium-dark mahogany, small white head. Very strong malty aroma, some toffee and menthe even. Taste a bit too much of alcohol, but is very good to enjoy after the sauna. Cheers!


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