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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 617   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Bottle. A - Coppery caramel brown with an average sized foamy white head. Really good retention, especially considering the ABV, that leaves a nice foamy layer of lacing. S - Some caramel smelling malt serves as a springboard for golden fruit (particularly apple, but some pear too) and some floral and tea like hop aromas. A hint of honey in the background along with a hint of breadiness. Alcohol is just barely present. T - Similar to the nose. Strong malt presences creates the base for this beer with a lot of caramel and bready flavors coming out. Interplaying with each other are golden fruit (apple, pear, golden raisin) and floral/tea hops. They wax and wane throughout the sip. Also present in the background is some honey, butterscotch, spiced, and nutty (more sweet than earthy) flavors. M - Medium body with slightly above average carbonation. Pretty smooth. D - Great drinkability. The alcohol is very well hidden and the flavors are well balanced and none of them overpower the others. Easy on the palate and pretty tasty (dangerously so for the ABV). Notes: Best before 01/01/11. A solid beer that is a good example of an English Strong Ale. A touch on the sweet side, but it has enough to counterbalance that. Dangerously easy to drink given the ABV. It didnít necessarily blow me away, but it is definitely worth getting a deserve a place near the top as far as English Strong Ales are concerned.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marstonlad (596) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2012
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014 Pours reddish amber with a very little head. Aroma features most sweetish dark fruitiness with dried fruity notes, especially raisin. Also berries and maltier elements, such as caramel, bread and toffee, are around. Taste is light sweet, initially very fruity, later maltier. The finish is moderately hoppy, dryish and light bitter - very British. The palate is medium to full bodied, mouthfeel slick and smooth. Alcohol is hidden well. Could offer more in terms of hoppy notes, but still a nice, well balanced winter warmer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Unde (594) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2013
Bronze coloured ale with small head. Caramel malts, some bitter cherry and some toffee sweetness. Caramel, toffee, some ripe fruits and mainly sweet flavors. Some bitterness at the end. Rich texture and enjoyable Strong Ale.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The Etruscan (583) - Tuscany, ITALY - MAY 5, 2002
Creamy light-brown weak head. Light amber-copper color. Aroma is superb rich of honey, orange peel and cloves notes. Flavour is sweet, malty and velvet, slighly vanilla and balance so well high alcohol content. Finish is moderately bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoltonDK (572) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2014
Tasting at lpk by carsten berthelsen. Sweet hoppy nose, pine. Light brown clear color, small white head. Medium body, sweet, sugar, caramel, dry aftertaste. :) Bolton Brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cagou007 (570) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rozsoma (568) - Győr, HUNGARY - DEC 30, 2011
Nice amber fizzy colour, small white frothy head. Malty aroma, soft carbonation, sweet flavour, minimal bitterness. Dry but refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rami_pl (563) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 27, 2015
butelka, warka 12/05/2016. Aromaty i smak bardzo w slodowa strone, z dosc wysoka, niekoniecznie porywajaca i dluga goryczka. zaskakujaco w strone barley wine calosc, i pod tym wzgledem mile, tyle, ze brakuje chmielowych jakichs, ozywczych nut. dosc tresciwe, nieco lepkie w odczuciu. powtarzanie nie kusi

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
Clear orangey amber. Modest off white head. Malty and dark fruit aroma sweet malty taste at start some hop bitterness towards the end Full bodied. Deals with high alcohol content well moderate carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mauritsio (560) - FINLAND - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle. Some sweet, some malt and hops aroma. Full taste. Little strong as alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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