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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 661   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
txspartan (1014) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
espenra (987) - Kurland, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2010
33cl bottle from Systembolaget. It poured an dark orange colour with a small creamy head. Some carbonation. Aroma is malty with heavy notes of dough, bread, toffee and perhaps some caramel. Flavour is well rounded, smooth and sweet. Notes of roasted malts, hops, alcohol, caramel and hints of syrup. A short aftertaste. A really nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
josanguapo (985) - SPAIN - AUG 15, 2015
From Carrefour. In english pint glass. Watching Breaking Bad 1x03. It smells nice, but although it doesnt taste bad, I dont completly like its taste, which is on the sweet side.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kalervo (979) - FINLAND - MAR 22, 2013
Solid British ale, quite fruity aroma, some similarities with brandy in taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ravidesai (978) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mad_Ferret (976) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2012
Bottle. Clear dark amber/copper with a dense yellowed head that doesnít lace that much. Big sweet aroma with syrupy bready and marmalade fruity apricot and orange notes. Some salty peppery leather and pointy hops. Taste is also quite sweet, but just enough to stay elegant. Decently complex with lots of marmalade fruit, bread, caramel, spice, some leather and hops. Big body with soft low carbonation, but still very drinkable. A very nice beer!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bozo_skeleton (956) - Grenoble, FRANCE - OCT 26, 2015
Ambrťe caramel, carbo tres faible, petit collet fin. Caramel et fruits rouges mais assez leger en intensite. Bien riche en bouche, ronde et fruite, un peu riche en sucre, des notes de pain, de toast. Bonne longueur sur alcool type cherry.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cagou007 (952) - FRANCE - JAN 25, 2014
Nice amber color with a thin white head. Nose is caramel and raisin. Aromas are caramel, pine, roasted malts and alcohol. Nice hoppy bitter and sweet finish. Low carbonation, strong body. Well-balanced, powerful and aromatic strong ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle from Waitrose (as recommended by Waitroseís own beer researcher!) Dark amber colour with thin soapy head. Immediate impression of aroma: wet dog. A step back and a second whiff: still smells like a wet dog! My slightly more sophisticatd side says itís actually roasted vegetables and granary bread. Full bodied and quite sweet. Sweetness is balanced with a rough edge of roasted malts. Nice, long walnut finish. Difficult to judge the strength without a peek at the bottle. In other words, a very tolerable 8.5%. Enjoyable.


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