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

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RATINGS: 662   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (3166) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 28, 2015
33cl bottle. @L´Artesana, La Felguera. 27-09-2015.
In short: robust malty ale.
Pours quite clear deep gold- light copper, with nice offwhite head. Short head retention, some lacing. Malty, caramel, fruity nose. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is quite sweet, fruity, malty, little toast and biscuits. Warm mouthfeel, alcohol noticed. English yeast characterfull. Well balanced, rounded. A quite strong malty ale.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ardi (32) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 28, 2015
Not a bad brew for 8.5% alc. Pours amber with slight head, not much carbonation. Medium to full body. Quite sweet with some bitter notes. Sweet caramel, with malts, and brown sugar, a hint of herbs, fruits, and overall a nice strong ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyobon (1268) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2015
(Bottle) Clear amber brown with short-lived thin tan head. Pleasant but subtle aroma - toffee with some tangy fruity hints. Full bodied with good carbonation. Amazing, rich, complex taste. Rich sweet malt is the most prominent flavour with strong notes of molasses, toffee, raisins, dates with subtler notes emerging in the mid-palate of orange and spice, and some bite and bitterness in the finish. Very impressive beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (1530) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 14, 2015
Bottle. BB 04.2016. Pours a deep coppery amber with a good creamy head leaving some lace. Very nice malty, toasty, marmalady sweet aroma with a bit of red berry sourness, caramel, and a touch of alcohol coming through. Tastes sweeeet, I get jam and marmalade, toasty and nutty notes, as well as a touch of burnt caramel. It’s mostly just malts - there’s only a bit of finishing bitterness. Carbonation thin and not very active. It’s a touch shy of a good barley wine - a bit too thin and lacking boldness. It’s, let’s say, a somewhat mellow and lean for that (with all due respect). Might improve with aging - will go ahead and try with another bottle. It is very good as it is though.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
popiela (483) - Poznañ, POLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Pours clear, dark amber. Minimal head. Aroma is vinous, a little bit of caramel and alcohol too. Smooth, warming, nice carbonation. Taste is caramel, then herbal biterness. Nice!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gogoji (5) - TURKEY - SEP 5, 2015 does not count
Flowery and caramel aromas, alcohol hits the palate at first sip then sweet caramel taste comes with moderate hop bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rjen (51) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2015
Amber with a long lasting off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, pine, licorice, citrus and banana. Taste is sweet and mild bitter.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MohaBeer (194) - Lima, PERU - SEP 4, 2015
Cobrizo intenso con transparencia, buena espuma baja retención. Licoroso alto sin ser invasivo, presenta ligero metálico, fenólicos (vanilla), malta maltoso caramelo moderado, lúpulo herbal-terroso moderado bajo. En boca tibieza alcohólica alta, lúpulo terroso alto, amargor alto sin astringencia, malta maltoso caramelo moderado, ésteres a frutos secos y fenoles (vainilla y picor suave). Final maltoso y con amargo de lúpulo en balance sin astringencia, prolongado, gran cerveza.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
josanguapo (997) - SPAIN - AUG 15, 2015
From Carrefour. In english pint glass. Watching Breaking Bad 1x03. It smells nice, but although it doesnt taste bad, I dont completly like its taste, which is on the sweet side.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TorbenJensen (1444) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
Sweet malt aroma and a taste that is close up to English barley wine. Vinous is a little pronounced, but it has great flavor shades of soft fruits together with malt, characterizes towards a barley. The large group of beer that British denotes strong ales can vary very much in their expression. Therefore, it is almost impossible to set a standard for what is kind of right for strong ales. Fuller has once again branded English ale in a good way with this Golden Pride. It is simply its own and can not be compared with other strong ales. With elegant soft rounded aftertaste where little hoppy bitterness is present to maintain the good taste of summer berries far in the aftertaste, it is a fine ale. I can not get it expressed often enough, but have to say that if Fuller’s logo is on the label, you can confidently put it in the basket. Fuller is the provider of good quality beer, and it applies to everything that is brewed from there.


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