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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 597   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.


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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (7087) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7015) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (6996) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2011
Bottle @ home- Pours dark golden with a white head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, some fruit, bubblegum, light smoke. Taste is roasted malt, caramel, berries, some alchohol. Full body, soft carbonation. 170110

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (6989) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2008
Bottle. Reddish colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of dried fruit, malt, hops, bread and fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6767) - 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 (6735) - Hšsselby, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6718) - 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 (6638) - 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%

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6587) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 14, 2005
Pours bright amber, Nose: woody, earthy with gentle sweetness behind. Very British in style. Alcohol is there thats for sure, roasted malts behind, good bitter feel somewhere between.


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