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%
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’.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
toml42 (6) - , Dorset, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2009 does not count
Aroma: smells strongly of alcohol, hints of raisins, dried fruit and yeast. Appearance: Rich tawny hue, head dissipated quite quickly Flavour: Full on sweet fruitiness followed by a malty, treacley body with a slightly syrupy mouthfeel, finishes with a distinct alcoholic kick, lingering warmth and sweetness. Palate: Would have preferred a little more range and complexity, the bitterness and the hops are definitely outweighed by the sweetness and alcohol, nevertheless, delicious, if a little hard to drink in large quantities (probably a good thing due to the ABV!). Overall impression: A very enjoyable, powerfully flavoured beer, will definitely buy again!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (6284) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2009
Flaske 0,33l kjøpt på Systembolaget i Kiruna. Gyldenbrun på farge. Høyt kremaktig skum. Veldig pent å se på. Fruktig aroma med plommer i forgrunnen. Smaken preges av søt alkohol og mandler. På grensen til sherry. Blir litt uvariert - men bevares: Dette er et godt øl. KI=7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2009
Dark coppery colored with medium sized yellow head. Raisinny and vinous aroma with chocolate and thin spices, mild warming alcohol also comes up. Medium to full bodied, smooth palated. Flavor starts with same raisin-chocolate combination, aftertaste gets vinous with mild alcohol, drying hops and lemon. Fine brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2009
Bottle. Pours beautiful golden copper with an off white head that leaves lots of lacing. Nose is very mild but you can detect notes of toffee, brown sugar and a hint of whisky. Flavour is quite similar to the aroma with aded malt, butter, honey and a little woodiness. Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy and those are excellent words to describe this beer, as well as outstanding, beautiful and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (9499) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2009
Bottle. Pours a beautiful deep rusty orange with a thick densely packed vanilla coloured head that leaves early delicate lace. Rich caramel aroma, slightly earthy, with hints of spicy fruit. Very malty palate, toast and toffee with quince and cherry fruit. Woody and spicy notes, mild bitterness. Full-bodied, chewy, with a pleasantly warming finish. Like a baby barley wine! Delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (9119) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardW (1813) - 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 there’s some good fruity flavour, tending towards peach and cherry. Warming on the way down, the strength comes through more as it progresses.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gr0ve (2177) - 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.

   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 – beautiful. Aroma: malty, with hints of orange and mild spices (nutmeg, coriander), some alcohol. Taste: quite malty, but very refreshing (almost “light”) 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 you’ve had a 8.5% beer after one glass

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