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Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 602   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’.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (7345) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20090116.
Pours copper color with a medium sized head. Aroma of caramel, toffee hints, fruits and hay. Flavor of caramel malts, mild hops, fruits, some hay and faint toffee. Very nicely balanced brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (7337) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 11, 2008
Big aroma of oranges, caramel, molasses, alcohol, dried fruits, and hops. Deep orange and amber color with a minimal but sturdy head. Sweet, caramel malts, with dried fruits, orange, cherry, a touch of tobacco, alcohol and just enough hops to keep it from cloying. Nice residual sugars, tasting like molasses. Nice balance, sweet but not overly so. Great winter warmer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (7135) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2008
Bottle. Reddish colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of dried fruit, malt, hops, bread and fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2005
A Mes rate: Roasted malts and alcoholic nose with a touch of caramel too. Amazing colour to the body, deep dark (almost black) translucent ruby amber. The usual crap head for and English beer. Flavour is all roasted malts, toffee and brown sugar, similar to the Vintage ale but not as strong and much more pleasing. The alcohol is clearly there but not at all offensive, more in a "this is going to get me drunk and you are going to like it" way. Finish is sweet again with some chocolate and butter. I know a lot of people are going to find this one too sweet but to me its all just hinted at and really rather good. Palate is syrupy but not in a bad way (thick mouthfeel) and I must mention the lovely alcoholic kick in the finish too. Rather lovely, this is giving me some faith in beers from my own country.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2010
[2652-20091211] Cask. Sweet heavy grainy malt aroma. Clear, dark amber red body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Sweet thick syrupy grainy malt flavour. Medium body is bitter and thick. Not bad, fairly golden and pridey.
(@ Volo; Toronto, ON)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6955) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2010
500 ml bottle. Rated @ 4.3.2010.
Pours a clear reddish brown colour with a creamy white head. Fruits and caramel malts on the nose with citrus notes. Floral hops on the nose with fruits, caramel and strong malty base. Medium bodied with a slick, oily mouthfeel. Pleasant drink which lacks character.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6844) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2008
(Bottle, Monks Cafe, Stockholm, 15 Sep 2008) Dark amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with caramel, orange peel, mandarin and fresh citrussy hops. Slightly vinous. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, orange marmalade, caramel, candy sugar and citrussy hops in the finish. Slightly vinous and rather sweet. Full body with chewy mouthfeel. Definitely a BIG beer with full, rounded mouthfeel, lots of malt and rather sweet, but with hops to back it up. Well balanced and really nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (6827) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2013
50 cl bottle @ Pappila. Rated on 10.01.2009
Aroma has English hops, some toffee, hay and caramel. Flavour is sweetish with English hops, nettles, hay, some toffee, caramel and distant floral notes. Feels a bit messy, not my kind of beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6782) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2008
This was sampled alongside the 2006 and 2007 vintage ales and the effects of pasteurisation were all too apparent. Deep copper coloured with a slight, off-white head. Very sweet aroma of barley sugar and toffee with a hint of grassy hop. The flavour was of boiled sweets with some redeeming hops and a short bitter finish. Ok, but lacking the complexity of the vintage ales.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6755) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2009
bottle. deep caramel chestnut pour, medium rich maltiness, strong pronounced flavor, warm booziness follows the rich malts, very smooth at 8.5%


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