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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 650   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dermi (1041) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2012
50 cl, bottled. Pours clear red with a beige head. Aroma: Caramel, berries, malt, spices. Taste: Sweet, banana and herbal flavours. Some pleasant bitterness. Palate: Medium bodied, noticeable carbonation. Alcohol background. Pretty good one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Senka (1036) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 4, 2016
FTA: Finally found it. Had several pints during vacation in Italy. In an Irish pub. So keg option. Have not seen it since. Was more like a bock rather than strong ale. More malty and hoppy. Loved it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andy_ (1027) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2013
Clear copper orange beer with a creamy head disappearing quite quickly. The aroma is caramelly malty with some alcohol. The flavor is mostly caramelly malty sweet with the alcohol coming through. Thereís a little amount of bitterness. The palate is sticky and pretty full. I would have expected something more refined or complex from this beer, now itís just mostly alcoholic.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (1018) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 6, 2012
0.33l bottle. Deep orange body, nice beige head. Caramelly aroma with lots of fruityness and a minimal roastyness. Lots of caramel, some chocolate, reisin and bread with lots of fruity hoppyness in the flavor. Big body. Itís like a double IPA. Awesome beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinivini (1011) - BELARUS - FEB 24, 2016
Deep amber to copper colour. Moderate head. Good retention & lacing. Nose of nectar, water melon jam, floral, spicy hop. Medium to full body. Sticky. Complex taste. Caramel, toffee, melon, nectar, notable medium grassy bitterness. Excellent balance. Long bittersweet finish. Great.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HerrBierkoenig (1008) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 5, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2014 From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 14 SEP 15. Pours clear amber red liquid, medium soapy tan head, fell down quickly, Aroma: raisins, candied fruits, Taste: medium sweet, light bitter, dry, Palate: medium body, average carbonation, oily mouthfeel, long sweet aftertaste, Overall: very good. * should re-rate this one, drunk it too quickly to rate...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikkopen (1007) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2008
500 ml bottle. Very nice amber orange colour, decent-sized dense head. Fruits and berries, caramel malts and a hint of alcohol in the aroma. The flavour is caramel-malty, with dark fruits, oranges, spices and a warm bitter finish. Balanced and very enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
txspartan (1007) - Berchem, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2012
Aroma of red berries, probably some other fruit too. Full feel in the mouth. Complex hoppy bitterness. Caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2013
Appearance: Clear copper/amber, with a short lived ivory head. Aroma: Liquorice, fruit cake/malt loaf, dried fig, biscuity, orange marmalade, slightly spicy, golden syrup, hint of yogurt and slight cognac. Taste: Low/medium sweetness, medium/high bitterness, low/medium sourness, liquorice, treacle and fruit cake. Palate: Medium body with full mouthfeel, smooth texture, medium/high carbonation, quick dry bitter finish with alcohol warmth towards the end. Comments: Lovely, rich and delicious. No glass lace.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fukito (1001) - Santiago, CHILE - MAR 5, 2008
Bottle, november 07. Clear copper color with some light orange hues and a thick, creamy, beige head. Nice sherry, plums, cake, fruity aroma. Fruity alcoholic flavor, some fruit cake, toffee notes. Nice and tasty. Quite drinkable for such a strong beer. Medium to full mouthfeel, thick but moreish. A bit rough and with a short aftertaste but enjoyable nonetheless. Rich, warming and enjoyable barley wine.


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