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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 612   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3827) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle at home. Deep amber pour, thick white head. Aroma is fruity, some caramel, nuts and toffee. Flavor is thick malty, somewhat fruity and well balanced. A bit simple. Nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (11111) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle. Amber color. Plum jam in the aroma. Malty sweet, slightly earthy flavor with dried plums and marmelade. Nutmeg in the aftertaste. Likeable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (4764) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2012
Bottle thx to benzai whoís at the toilet at the moment. Clear copper colour with a small white head. Smells caramel, hay, barnyard, boiling malts. Tastes heavy malty, caramel, some hops. Okay carbo, full body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (2833) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2013
Clear darker amber with quickly dissapearing off-white foam head. Aroma is a pleasure mixture of barley, alcohol and hop. Taste is bittersweet, bitter dominating. Also flower and grassy notes, nice balance, good beer. (Velp 201301)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (2187) - London area, Herefordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
Pours a dark brown/orange with nice tan head. Smell is rich, dark fruit, caramel, citrus, sherry. Taste is mix of honey sweetness and hops up front. Along with that I get fruit, caramel, alcohol with a dry finish. A little sticky with medium/full body with nice soft carbonation. A decent beer that that is a touch sweet but otherwise drinks nicely.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2495) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 31, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2013 Bottle from Waitrose Morningside [310113] Dark orange amber, clear, frothy slight off white head, good colour Aroma - Soft caramel malt, some alcohol, dab of brandy, touch of sweet fruity raisin, soft sweet fruity boozy toffee, good aroma Taste as aroma, very close to aroma, soft sweet fruity caramel malts, warming alcohol, touch of sweet sherry, some brandy, bit vinous, some esters in there. Soft, subtle, fairly complex, alcohol not hidden but ok with this beer Palate - soft carb, medium body, quite oily. Palate - warming alcohol but this works with the soft sweet flavours. Finish of smooth sweet fruity malts, some drying warming alcohol Overall - This was better than expected. Its a decent barley wine. Not a fan of a boozy aroma/flavour, but this seemed to be fine with this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
artyom (711) - Osijek, CROATIA - MAR 16, 2013
0,5l bottle. Red color. Aroma is caramel, toffee and some fruits. Taste is hops, toffee, caramel and fruits. It has slightly alcohol note. Medium bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (3189) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2013
500 ml bottle, poured into an english pint glass. ABV 8.5% Itís only 4 oí clock and I hadnít noticed the alcohol when I grabbed the bottle. Too bored to go downstairs again and pick up a lighter beer, I decided to open it. Deep orange/red colour on the body, two fingers of lightly beige head, with average retention. No lacing left on the glass. Aroma of fruits. Apricots, grapes. Sugars too. Taste follows the aroma, but very sweet. Lots of sugar, malts, the alcohol notable and then lots of fruity notes. Medium on the body, light carbonation. Overall, good ale, but a bit on the sweet side for me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kalervo (853) - FINLAND - MAR 22, 2013
Solid British ale, quite fruity aroma, some similarities with brandy in taste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Valkyrie001 (3) - - MAY 10, 2013 does not count
I quite like this ale, it is decidedly strong in alcohol, but actually doesnít taste to full of alcohol, a definite grown up persons bitter, with a definite bitter aftertaste, so more for the serious bitter lover I feel, it reminds me of the smell of proper old boozers in the north, heavy malty hop smell and flavour, I like!


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