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


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RATINGS: 668   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’.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andy99 (15) - ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2002
The strongest English beer I’ve had. Pretty heavy going but bloody good!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2005 Original Rating: My least favourite Fuller’s beer. Far too strong, and really sweet. (1.2/5) Rerating: Years on, I have now developed a taste for bigger beers. Prickly on the tongue, some fruit and plenty of malt. It’s doesn’t seem great, but it’s not as bad as I once thought. Rerating: Tried it again, it’s not great and it has a certain boiled taste, but it’s nice and fruity and easy to drink. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (18780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2012
2012-11-08, draught at Locus Publicus, Rotterdam, 7-5-6-3-13=34
Clean amber color, creamy head. Some caramel aroma and flavor; very moderate sweetness; ordinary bitterness, a bit of nutty touch. Not as rich as the bottle I remembered.

2011-08-22, bottle, 7-5-7-3-13=35
Beautiful, bright dark amber color, with generous creamy head. The aroma is malty but also simple, with nuts and tones of vegetables. Good body strength, with moderate sweetness; malt and caramel flavor, decent, unfortunately followed by some vegetables and alcohol; it ends with correct bitterness and a hint of nuts, also with alcohol warmth.
Too much.

2003-10-22, bottle, 8-4-8-4-16=40
Amber color; poor head. Nice malt aroma, strong; wood, cellar. Warming, malty, loads of caramel; very good structure. Powerful. Of course not as much complex as the Vintage Ale, but I liked it…

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - SEP 3, 2004
(on bottle)Diden´t like the harsh and sweet taste at first, but it soon turned into a perfect winterwarmer. Very sweet sent of fermentet strawberries and a depp, golden brown color. soft, allmost tasteless at first, but then the finish hits you and the drink changes totally. Ver full malty mouth after a long wait of 20 seconds and a real kick of alcohol, makes the tones of wood and cognag really come to the surface. Meditationbeer indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Pours red-amber with a quick light brown head. Nose is quite sweet and dominated by brown sugar and apples. Flavor is a bit more tame and a little on the generic side for English ales, but is quite drinkable. Alcohol does not factor. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2011
Bottle from Csak a jó sör. Poured ruby-red, with a tan, creamy lacing foam. Honey, caramel, plum, raisins, yeast, and perhaps some herbs in the nose. There is a slight citrusy hint lurking somewhere in there, but the (delicious) hops kind of overpower it. Medium dense, oily, medium carbonated. Alcohol well hidden, with a sweet, roasty aftertaste that lasts. Pretty good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (3335) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2011
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a dark golden orange with modest-sized white head. Aroma is caramel, lots of fruit (mostly pear/apple, but some citrus and a little dark fruit) and a little graininess. Flavour has pear, some citrus, pepper and caramel. Alcohol comes through a little in the finish but still easy-drinking. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (3055) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2011
The LCBO got a bunch of different Fuller’s this Christmas, and this is one of them. Pours a deep amber colour with a big creamy beige head, great retention and foamy lacing all-around. Big nose of bread, caramel, dark fruits with hints of molasses and citrusy hops. Seems like a warming mouthfeel at first, but really just goes through in a wet fashion. No burning, wondering were the alcohol’s at ?? The taste is a bit bitter with lots of grain, reminding me or rye, with notes of raisins, orange zest, plums, brown sugar and the grain coming back, lingering in the aftertaste. Not bad at all and too easy to drink. Really, where is the 8.5% ABV ?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3698) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2012
Brown bottle, 500 ml, purchased at the LCBO, best before 16 JUL 12, savoured January 3 2012; eye: copper, clear, no effervescence, beige head that falls and turns into a thin sheet, nice lacing; nose: malt, dusty, alcohol, light hops, caramel; mouth: malt, dusty, alcohol, caramel, slight hops, light orange, finale in malt with presence of alcohol, medium body, below-average carbonation, slightly bitter, lightly sweet, alcoholic texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 500 ml, achetée à la LCBO, meilleure avant 16 JUL 12, savourée le 3 janvier 2012; œil : cuivrée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, mousse beige qui tombe et se transforme en une mince couverture, bonne dentelle; nez :malt, poussière, alcool, léger houblon, caramel; bouche : malt, poussière, alcool, caramel, très léger houblon, léger orange, finale en malt avec présence d’alcool, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, très légèrement amère, légèrement sucrée, texture alcoolique; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (4248) - 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.

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