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


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RATINGS: 624   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (1286) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2015
An amber beer with light orange head. The aroma is malty sweet with notes of fruit, wood, and spices. The flavour is sweet and strong coming from a great malt blend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (1001) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: clear dark golden, minimal head Aroma: honey, fruits, herbs Palate: medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (6140) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle shared with Sarah at home picked up from Sainsbury ’s/ Aroma is raisin and sweet malts with some English yeast esters. Flavour is composed of sweet dark unrefined sugars, melanoidin sugars, rounded nutty amber malts. Sweet dark dried fruits and raisin. Palate is pretty sweet and full bodied, moderate carbonation. Another London tick! Pretty good malt forward beer, good English yeast character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zlotta (459) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
0,5 l bottle, best before 19/11/2015. Crystal clear, mahogany with a thick, foamy, stable, tan head. Looks absolutely perfect. Lovely and strong, malty aroma of prunes, molasses, and candy sugar with hints of tobacco and coffee. Sweetish taste of molasses and candy sugar with hints of prunes, coffee and sweet, dark cherries. The finish is medium bitter with still much sweetness in the background. Quite long-lasting, rather alcoholic and warming. Very pleasant though. Medium to full body, chewy, creamy mouthfeel, flat carbonation. Very deep and complex beer that is full of different aromas. My favourite beer of Fuller’s so far!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lobs_ols (443) - LATVIA - JAN 3, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2015 Clear crimson, strong white head. Caramel, dried fruit and light roastiness on the nose. Full-bodied, balanced bitterness and delightful sweetnesa. Finishes bittersweet and warming finish. Nice, what!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (1560) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Dark golden brown, a fair bit of carbonation. Earthy aroma with honey and brown sugar. Sweet taste with a balancing bitter hop. Finish and aftertaste are a bit too bitter for this type of beer. Medium body. Warming palette, but tastes less alcoholic than it is. Pretty good, but has its faults. I expected more to be honest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (2347) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose. Ruby body with no head. Steady carbonation. Aroma of caramel, honey and wood. Flavour is quite Belgian - sweet, strong and well rounded. Notes of stewed fruits, earth and warming spices. Thin body with a slightly oily texture. Light fizz. Doesn’t look great but is very drinkable for its strength.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
corkyrory66 (974) - BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2014
Bière qualifiée par son brasseur de « superior strength ale » … j’aime ça ! Elle est faite avec du pale ale et cristal malts, notamment avec du Golden Promise, et en plus 4 houblons pour parfaire le goût : Northdown, Challenger, Goldings et Target. Elle titre à 8,5 % abv. Couleur roux foncé, acajou. Clarté nette. Bulle fines en colonnes, très nombreuses. Mousse beige bien constituée, qui devient un nappage fin mais joli. Arômes de malt grillé, cognac, pointe de porto, cassonade. 1ère bouche douce, soyeuse, mais avec un fort caractère : malt grillé, épices fortes, pointe de noix et noisette. Arrière-bouche au malt cara, avec beaucoup d’herbes des bois. 2ème très liquoreuse, avec beaucoup d’épices. Arrière-bouche longue, sans concession. 3ème beaucoup mieux intégrée, mais avec du caractère. Arrière-bouche bien marquée malt/houblon, avec une pointe de fumée. La longueur retrouve le cognac, pointe de genièvre, pain d’épices, cookie. La progression est exceptionnelle dans l’équilibre, la texture, avec des nuances superbes. Les jambes sont parfaitement lisses. L’alcool est bien dosé, bien progressif. Il soutient manifestement cette bière. La finale ne déçoit pas, en apportant un résumé de cette bière. CONCLUSION : grand brassin de chez Fuller’s, qui sent la Tamise, et qui plus est le cognac, ce qui n’est pas pour nous déplaire… Les bouches d’entrée sont un peu trop marquées du sceau du caractère pour permettre des cotes de très haut vol, mais on est dans la très belle classe.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
belgis (318) - - DEC 24, 2014
Maltu strongness bit boozy and bity clear amber color thin foam that lasts. Malts in aroma bit caramel and burnt candy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (1830) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - DEC 10, 2014
Pours a clear ambery color, topped with a decent and frothy cream colored head. Malty aroma, some roasty notes, fruit and alcohol can also be picked up. Taste starts roasty and sweet, some easy bitterness and a bit of that alcohol in the finish. Not bad, just not my liking, really.

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