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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 564   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5635) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2003
Bottled. Sampled at Stockholm Beer Festival 2003.Amber. Warm alcohol-aroma with sweet hoppiness. Sweet and vinous, almost like a barley wine. Flavour from raisins and cognac.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3844) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2004 Bottled. Sampled at Stockholm Beer Festival. A nice Barley Wine. Pale amber. Rich sweetish malty aroma and flavour. Notes of dried fruits, orange and perhaps rasin with a warming alcohol feel. Finishes with quite som bitterness, pleasant indeed.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SilkTork (5230) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2003 A straight ahead, full on, heads down, high alcohol beer - a cousin of Carlsberg Special Brew. Interestingly, I have just learned that this is the pasteurised version of Fuller"s Vintage Ale!

And again. It has a nice colour, but is the drink of tramps and winos.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2003
very very nice, a barley wine i think isn't it? when it warms, the complexities of the flavor balance against the alcohol hit. nice look too, easier to find in the skinny bottles. worth a try, worth to be a regular

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2003
Bottled. Rusty, ginger colour, with a fine, fine head rising from the centre. Smells pleasant enough, with hop and malt aromas, tastes ok to start, slightly sweet and astringent but then....just as your starting to swallow, ethanol tares your mouth and palate to shreds leaving an unpleasant taste at the finish. Tastes like cheap European Strong ale. I'm agreeing with SilkTork on this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6768) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2003
Fine appearance, amber and a big lacing head. Lots of sweetness in the aroma, and in the start of the flavor. The flavor finish with a bitterness. Overall a beer that really has aroma and flavor to the full.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29482) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 16, 2003
An amber beer with a fine light orange head. The aroma is very nice malty sweet with notes of fruit, wood, and spices. The flavor is sweet and strong coming from a great maltblend and with lots of spice notes. It has a great palate and is a great beer - but beware You'll get drunk drinking it in the afternoon.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (10468) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2003
500 ml Bottled, A tawny amber beer with a bubbly white head. A rich barley wine, malt and tangy hops with loads of alcohol punch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2005 A big, high alcohol sort of cross between 1845 and London Pride ... with a knockout punch. I prefer the 1845, which is darker, in some ways maltier, and hey, less alcohol is good when youíre talking about anything over 8 %! // Rerated 3 November 2005. Not much change in my reaction. Definitely a close cousin to the vintage ale, not as closely related to the 1845. I find the flavor not nearly as integrated or balanced as the vintage ale ... the individual flavors ... malt, hops, and alcohol ... are separate rather than woven together.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - OCT 25, 2002
great barleywine. hazy orange color, fluffy head. malt and fruits in the aroma. big malty base with a niuce complexity. strong and warming stuff. Hsad this at Fullers brewery and the guide said that many fullers employees liked to blend the golden pride with the Chiswick bitter. this was a very nice combination indeed.


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