Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 538   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LasseVPedersen (175) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle, 50cl. Pours with a light, clear reddish, amber color, large airy and bobble head which falls to a decent thin, but stable one-finger off-white head. Aroma is quite modest malty, dark fruits (raisin), yeast, and clear alcohol. Sweet, malty and sugar-like flavor, hobs and raisin as it becomes slight bitter in a dry, medium finish. Soft carbonation. Alcohol is well-hidden, bit warming, but not that much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MRMedellin (174) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - NOV 14, 2013
When itís poured in glass a dark orange beer with a stable and persistent creamy foam head is seen. The aroma has some floral and citric notes being prevalent some orange and coffee notes. When is tasted a full body thick can be felt with a bitter end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aphelion1979 (172) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2012
pours amber with a white head. aroma is fruity, with caramel and hops. taste is sweet, well balanced, alcohol, citrus, and oranges. its has a resinous herbal quality, and a good bitterness. strong, intense, and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marquisalex (167) - Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle poured into tulip glass. Pours a beautiful amber colour, with a white-cream head, some lacing. Aroma is sweet biscuits, and the inside of a sauna (not the sweat!). Tastes roasty, toasty, slightly spicy. Mouthfeel is very full, alcoholic burn towards the end. Not for me, but itís a nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ako (166) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2009
(BBE 21/11/09 @ May 22nd 2009) Amber, little head. Strong malty aroma, even whisky-like with the alcohol. Not too sweet, strong malty flavor, some caramel. Slightly bitter in the finish. Easy to drink considering the ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Croff (164) - Ostra Sonnarslov, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2010
Pours a clear copper amber. Off white head that fades to fine lace fast. Fruity hop caramel aroma. Taste is bit sweet caramel brown sugar. Medium carbonation and body. Smooth, pretty well rounded. Finish is clean and sweet, earthy grainy. Lacks bitterness. Okay brew. Nothing special. I doubt if I would drink it again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2007
A nutty fruity aroma. Pours a burnt amber colour with tan head. A malty, hoppy citrus fruit flavour. Smooth on the palate, building up to a fine finish. However, I think the Fullers 1845 has the edge on this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Roublard (161) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 14, 2014
Bottled. Appeared impressivly dark amber color with a slightly soapy white foam. Aroma is based around pretty expressed malts and slightly touched by fruits. Tastes a bit sweet and sharply hopped by the very edge. Very well dealed with a lot of alcohol, it is clear that the beer type is very strong, but you know about the exact level only from the lable (or after getting a couple).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chiswick (159) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2011
Clear amber/orange/brown liquid, pours a creamy white/tanned sleek head. I have drank this beer throughout my life of tasting beers. The first time it, of course, was very strong and strong in alcoholic content by the taste. Since then Iíve had it many times and changed my opinion. But it has always been a good beer. The aromascape is full with malt accompanied by caramel, fruit, orange, alcohol, wood, cognac/whisky.. a very unique and somewhat mystic blend. The bitterness is extremely crispy and leveled, and the sweetness finishes of the taste with a tingle. The body is medium but feels really full in context. The texture is surprisingly thin in reality compared to what the entirety feels like with its fullness. A very, very good beer from Fullers. There are not that many of these kind of beers around, and even in those circles it is a very unique one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Juseq (158) - FINLAND - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with a offwhite head. Aroma is peasoup hops. Flavor has peasoup hops and bitter malts. Mouthfeel is nice and smooth being the single good thing about this ale. After warming the sweetness is over the top with raisins, making the score a bit lower.

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