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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’.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cgarvieuk (14175) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2007
Crystal Clear ruby brown, rich mellow malt, rich malt bit clawing woody and rough with alchol level showing through the juicy finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2010
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are rich malt, fruits, spices and notes of alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13802) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2007
Fine clear amber with off white creamy head. Malty caramel aroma. Sweet malty & dried dark fruits. Easy hop end. Very well balanced! Nice!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13573) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle at ÅBF08. Clear dark amber colour. Sweet flavour. Very malty with some alcohol. Not as interesting as hoped.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13565) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2005
Bottle. Amber orange colour. Toffee and caramel with warming alcoholic kick. Sweet burnt toffee aroma, hoppiness is there but the tang is almost burnt off by the alcohol. Some appley fruit, but the toffee is great

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2010
Bottle. It’s a clear, copper colored beer topped by a diminishing finger-thick beige head. Alcohol, syrupy sweetness, dried apricots and caramel on the nose, rather pleasant. The same goes for the flavor, which is sweet and sugary, with caramel, dried apricots, fresh fruits and a balancing bitterness. Some alcohol too, full-bodied and next to sticky on the palate. Warming, sweet and pleasantly bitter finish. Nice. 100213

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12538) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2009 Bottled
Dark copper brown. Small brown head. Crisp, menthol nose like in Fuller’s Old Winter Ale. Medium-bodied. Coffee, salt, hops in well-balanced taste. Good but not a typical barley wine like it was styled in an advertisement. (6/4/7/4/14 3.5)
Re-rate, bottled (BB 02/2010). Clear amber color, steady creamy beige head. Strong aroma of toffee, nuts, menthol and lemon. Thick, caramelly, alcholic, nutty malty with toffee and dark fruits. Long alcoholic aftertaste. Hard to enjoy so much as drinkability is poor. (6/4/6/3/12 3.1)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2009
Bottle, found in Saigon. Dull amber-brown colour. Has a deep, chewy malt aroma showing traces of oxidation. There are subtle brown sugar accents but in general the aroma is muddled. Rich, with light brown sugar, light oxidation, some dried leaf notes from hops, and a little bit of pithy hop bitterness underpinning it all. It lacks the vibrant yeast of a classic example, being pasteurized. Finishes chewy, with a light booziness and a hint of leafy hop bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11442) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2005
(bottle, best by 6/23/06) Crystal clear dark amber body with big off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, pine, floral, some caramel, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, earthy, light alcohol. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11149) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2007
Very clear red amber with little bubbles. A nice foamy yellowish head. Hoppy aroma with a little caramel. Very full mouthfeel. A little vinious. A burnt feeling with some toffee. A little plums as well. Warming and pleasant.


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