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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 556   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6177) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2006
Small shiny white creamy head; brown body. Sweetish caramelly oily aroma with notes of burnt almonds. Sweet powerful licorice and caramel taste with alcohol notes. Dry oily caramel finish. A good bit of alcohol heat. Burnt almond taste lingers. Nice, but very unusual for an English beer. Something earthy and slightly cloying in the taste detracts a bit. (0.33l bottle.)

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (5806) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
fruity chocolate smell...good proud head...and the lacingís premiere...sweet delicious taste...powerful yet controlled...bold yet subtle...fruity yet manly..very nice brew...A+... bought at the bierkonig in Amsterdam, the winner of the lot.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4443) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2006
Golden brown with a quickly fading off-white head. Complex aroma of candied fruit and spice with obvious alcohol. Oliy in the mouth with an initial taste of stewed fruit until the bitterness bursts through, then a long caramel aftertaste. One to sip slowly.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16539) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2006
Bottle. BB 01/11/2004. Deep amber colour with a small off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with hints of raisins and dark fruits. Sweet malty warming flavor. Nice bitterness. Hints of dark fruits. Long malty bitter finish. Has aged very well in my cellar.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2006
Brown with a small head when poured. Sugary, toffee with a slightly hoppy scent. Quite dry and only lightly carbonated. Tastes very strong with overpowering sugars and syrup, almost like a barley wine.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle from Waitrose (as recommended by Waitroseís own beer researcher!) Dark amber colour with thin soapy head. Immediate impression of aroma: wet dog. A step back and a second whiff: still smells like a wet dog! My slightly more sophisticatd side says itís actually roasted vegetables and granary bread. Full bodied and quite sweet. Sweetness is balanced with a rough edge of roasted malts. Nice, long walnut finish. Difficult to judge the strength without a peek at the bottle. In other words, a very tolerable 8.5%. Enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10908) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 24, 2006
Fruity, malty aroma. Dried fruit. Purple fruit. Deep coppery amber color. Head disipated quickly. Flavor is alcohol, malt, American port, and fruit. Hops persist to the finish, but then the malt remains strong. Itís really nice. Itís confusing. It suddenly occurs to me that there is a sort of roughness, similar to Fullers 1845. Maybe this is 1845 on steroids. Hope it gets shipped to the states. And why is this denominated "Golden"?

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivnizub (8770) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2006
Bottle: Reddish amber coloured, mid-sized, quite firm off-white head, visible carbonation; rich fruity (dryed fruit) aroma, a tinge of molasses, a touch of port and caramel; full bodied, rich sweet flavour; long lasting, warming bitter-fruity finish, becoming dry towards the end with a developing aromatic-hoppy aftertaste; well hidden alcohol. A very rich, complex brew, quite easy quaffable, from a first-class brewery !

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7351) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2006
500ml Bottle Sainsburyís Kidlington 14-04-06. Dark amber, roasted nuts in what is a very poweful aroma. Very good malty (slightly sweet) beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tobias10 (99) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2006
A powerful and very malty beer with a warming alcohol taste( i havent worked out wether i like that yet). Deep ruby colour. If you going to drink this sort of barly wine-esk beer, might as well go for vintage, its only the bottle conditioned version of this.


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