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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 610   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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: 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2005
Aroma is malty, hoppy and woody, deep copper, tiny tan head. Gorgeous full malt taste, tasty hops afterward. Very well balanced, full bodied, bitter, dry. Terrific! Thanks Michael Robis of Chesters Beers of the World.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2005
Dark reddish-amber w/ creamy pale tan foam. Malty, toasty, earthy, spicy, slightly vinous aroma. Chewy, full-bodied feel. Flavour is deliciously malty, moderately hoppy w/ a spicy, peppery, spirited finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6616) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 14, 2005
Pours bright amber, Nose: woody, earthy with gentle sweetness behind. Very British in style. Alcohol is there thats for sure, roasted malts behind, good bitter feel somewhere between.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2005 Nice caramel aroma,with a creamy head and orange/red colour.Am I a freak or is there a metalic taste thats almost like blood?I know - a bit wierd!Overall nice malty sweet beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5693) - 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 (5174) - 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 (1110) - 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 Sainsburyís. 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 (1304) - 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.


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