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


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RATINGS: 671   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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’.

Leonardoisper's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Leonardoisper (9) - - DEC 19, 2013
Típica cerveja inglesa. Maltada e com um amargor equilibrado. Deliciosa pedida dentro do estilo. Tem uma cor muito interessante.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
YantarCoast (940) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 15, 2016
500ml bottle from aPivo.ru. Pours amber/ruby with a small beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, hops. Taste is marzipan, toffee, malt, some warming alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DraftDodger (1079) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2016
Copenhagen 12/9 2016. 50 cl bottle from Føtex. Dark red label with considerate warnings like "Superior Strength Ale". It is only an ABV of 8,5 after all. Pours clear reddish amber with slightly off-white head. Settles as very thin layer of foam. Aroma is very sweet. Fermented, sugary plum, blackcurrant and prunes. Like sniffing your mamas port. Actually reminds me a bit of dessert wine. Soft carbonation and semi thick palate. Flavor is immensely sweet with almost no bitterness at all. It does not only smell like your mamas port - it actually also taste like your mothers port.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cristobal37 (792) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 31, 2016
Vanilla caramel marshmallow cherry sweet booze aroma. Heavy big bodied beer. Slight bitterness, but mostly a sticky boozy caramel tasting brew not unlike a German doppelbock. Strong and intense. Some nutty malt, but then sticky syrupy malts after that. A bit much for me, I prefer the ESB, not just since it’s lighter, but it just tastes better to me. MJ’s comment likening this to a cognac is not far off, it’s a sipper, but not my favorite one from that category.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yy0pp (1280) - - AUG 25, 2016
Bottle. Clear ruby color with tan head. Aroma - Fruity, violets, caramel. Taste - Medium sweetness, lightly bitter, blackberries, caramel, malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (2543) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2016
500ml bottle from Fullers online shop. Coppery amber colour, tan foam head and malty nose. Flavour is malt, sweet, molasses, some caramel, fruity orange, with bready and nutty bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry malty tangy bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pityu (681) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 23, 2016
Bottle - Clear light amber colour, medium and persistent off-white head. Sweet malty aromas with fruity notes. Taste is sweet malty with some cookies, bread and caramel, touch of honey, gentle herbal bitterness. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, oily mouthfeel, rich malty and fruity finish with some alcoholic tone. Great strong ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
likeatrainwreck (466) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2016
Deep copper with a white head that vanishes quickly. Taste is mainly malt and marmalade, some alcohol warmth, metallic finish... decent sipper but a bit uninspiring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sjorsvdg (423) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2016
Deze English strong ale heeft een bijzonder aroma: vieux en boerenjongens. De alcohol komt ook goed door in de smaak en het mondgevoel. Verder proef je een heel lichte hint van mokka en perziken. Prima.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mice (801) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Kirkas punertavanoranssinruskea olut melko runsaalla vaalealla vaahdolla. Vaahto laskeutuu hetken päästä, mutta pinnalle jää edelleen pieni kerros. Samoin pitsiä jää lasin reunoille hieman. Tuoksu miedosti eksoottisen hedelmäinen sekä puumaisen havuinen. Ennen kaikkea tuoksua hallitsee toffeinen karamellisuus. Myös maku on vahvasti toffeisen karamellinen ja maltainen, aavistuksen hedelmäinen sekä puinen. Alkoholi tuntuu jälkipuolella hieman. Humalan aromit ovat aika täydellisesti piilossa. Suutuntuma on keskitäyteläinen, hiilihappoja kevyesti. Hieman yksiulotteinen kokonaisuus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LazyPyro (566) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear dark ruby/amber colour with a small beige head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, dried fruit, light spice. Taste of rich sweet caramel malt, dried fruit, dark fruits like plum, toffee, a little alcohol, light spice/herbs. Very sweet initially, slight bitter finish though. Full bodied, soft carbonation, smooth oily-creamy mouthfeel, fairly boozy.

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