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


on tap

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RATINGS: 674   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (4329) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12570) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (5612) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2012
Bottle thx to benzai who’s 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zenkis (767) - Ogre, LATVIA - AUG 17, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2014 I tasted this a few months after "Fullers Past Masters XX Strong Ale" - still the same joy. I’m beginning to feel that English strong ales or strong ales as a whole is worth attention, my attention, it this case after IPAs. Very fruity, sweet, dense (if dense goes under taste tab :) )taste, very aromatic with an exact amount of bitterness. Really enjoyed it. As a bonus comes those rocket earth-sky launching 8.5% degrees :)
november, 2014
0.5L bottle Spirits&Wine, Spice, Riga Beautiful and dangerously delicious brew. A bit more caramel flavor and body/alco - and it would be a barleywine. Gentle hopping level with enought malt sweetness to allow yeast produced fruity esters to shine. Pleasant, sweet, light caramel, candy like aroma with semisweet taste pattern. No long lasting aftertaste, a bit alcohol comes out at the end but mild sweetness and gentle, velvety texture is not suposed to be sipping brew, drinkability level- medium to high. Clear, more ambery than coppery in color, small, beige frothy top. Liked.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vladivostok (451) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
Pale tawny in colour with a faint aroma of mainly alcohol but a little malt in there too. Quite sweet and malty but surprisingly gentle in flavour with just enough bitterness in the finish to keep it from being bland. Not the best strong ale I’ve ever tried but still very pleasant on a cold winter’s evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (6491) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2012
On tap at In de Wildeman. Clear deep amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of, well, cognac, quite sharp, light sweet malts, subtle fruit notes, but not very sweet, light caramel. Flavour is light sweet, malty, vinous, white grapes, cognac, toasted malts, bitter orange peel, decent hoppy bitterness underneath and in the finish. Medium-bodied, oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goozen (3844) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2012
Tap at Cafe Briljant, Haarlem: Clear ruby/brown coloured ale with an taste of fruits, honey and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (3519) - FINLAND - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Pours clear amber in color with an whitish head. Red berries, alcohol and sweetness in aroma. A bit dry mouthfeel. Was afraid that the alcohol would be coming through in taste, but instead the flavor is overtaken by toffee, some mild berries and grains, which is nice. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esox (1225) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2012
Keg. Dark copper colour, thin creamy head. Intense dryfruiry nose, estery yeast, alcohol, some herbal hop notes. Nice buscuity/caramelly maltiness. Medium sweet, intensly dryfruity taste but not very sweet. Quite alcoholic. Raisiny finish with slightly woody bitterness. Almost full bodied, slightly oily maltiness, some sticky bitterness and alcoholic warmth. Rather nice but too alcoholic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (3884) - 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)

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