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Brewed by Fuller’s
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: ’ 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
Sigmund (5009) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2005
330 ml bottle, at The Beehive, Brentford, London. Copper coloured, moderate head. Malty sweet aroma with hints of dried fruits, oak and sherry. Flavour is malty sweet with oak, dried figs and dusty hops. Warming mouthfeel. Interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2005
Amber colour with a small off white head. Malty fruity nose with yeast and alcohol. Fruity sweet flavor, lots of dark fruits and a yeasty finish.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2005 As nose meets glass, Golden Pride exudes a strong smell of alcohol, too strong for my tastes because it masks the smells of oak and cinnamon which can be found on closer inspection. The beer is a dark amber/red in colour, fairly attractive with a quickly diminishing head. After tasting one must again feel that alchol plays to large a part and that although it provides a pleasant, warming finish, the other flavours in this beer are simply not strong enough to compete. A pleasant beer, but the drinker must seek out the notes beyond the alcohol as they do not immediatly reveal themselves.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2005
Pasteurised bottle from Sainsbury’s. Amber orange colour. Aroma vinous, spice, alcohol. Mouthfeel a little syrupy. Dry finish. Alcohol a little too evident in the mix.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Garrat (1258) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2005
From a Bottle.Orange in colour,big head,Thick,sweet warming alcohol,not for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrbrownale (7) - DENMARK - DEC 16, 2004 does not count
I had it after a "ok christmas special ale", and a great IPA. But still the aroma and flavor had a good balanced composition. A realy nice goodnight and sleep well beer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JonMoore (1851) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2004
Nice amber colour with good sized white head. Complex aroma; malty, hoppy, honey, dark fruits and more. What a fantastic beer. Malty but balanced well with the hops at the finish. Slightly sweet, brown sugar taste with some toffee as well. Wonderfully smooth, rounded and full bodied. One of the world’s best beers. Fantastic.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10142) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2004
Bottled: Clear amber coloured. Beige dense head. Spices (vanilla), nuts and malt in the aroma. Flavour is sweet and furity and feels rather creamy. Marzipan notes. Alcahol is very dominant in the short as well as the long run. Is quite onedimensional imo. Something about this beer, I dont like. Probably the immense alcahol taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2004
The chap behind the bar at the Bank of England Hotel said it was a beer not unlike the London Pride. When the bar server delivered the beer he had a bit of a chuckle. Whaaaat? Well the latter gentleman was right. This is a beautifully presented amber/copper beer of immense strength. There is a distinct citrus (concentrated like dry peel) aroma with the expected maltiness. The hop aroma is also there with the plethora of hops used. Flavour is full and barleywineish and definitely not a session beer. This one is a cracker but in a less subtle way than the porter. Still a fine beer and I wonder how different this is to the Vintage Ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2004
500ml Bottle. Red/Brown, small white head. Malty, sweet aroma. Perhaps plum, raisin. Very tasty, only negative point is that perhaps the alcohol is not disguised as well as it could, so by the end of the bottle it was tasting rather stronger than many other decent strong ales.


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