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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 538   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5368) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2003
Bottled. Sampled at Stockholm Beer Festival 2003.Amber. Warm alcohol-aroma with sweet hoppiness. Sweet and vinous, almost like a barley wine. Flavour from raisins and cognac.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mathis (48) - KBH K, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2004
This beer is strong, but borring. The flavor and aroma is filled with roasted malt and hops, which makes it bitter.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DanielBrown (3629) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2005
Bottle at the Old Joint Stock, Birmingham. Finally tried this one (well, I shared it with my mate Matt). Hardcore stuff. Creosote, super-sweet tree sap, treacle and soured strength. This was a bit too overpowering for me. Full of flavour, no doubt, but not drinkably balanced.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11192) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2005
(bottle, best by 6/23/06) Crystal clear dark amber body with big off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, pine, floral, some caramel, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, earthy, light alcohol. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2006
50 cl bottle. No yeast at the bottom. Reddish brown colour with a little but nice head. Aroma of Sweet maltness, with hints of alcohol and caramel. Very sweet flavour then malty and some hoppy and alcoholic at the end.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle from Waitrose (as recommended by Waitroseís own beer researcher!) Dark amber colour with thin soapy head. Immediate impression of aroma: wet dog. A step back and a second whiff: still smells like a wet dog! My slightly more sophisticatd side says itís actually roasted vegetables and granary bread. Full bodied and quite sweet. Sweetness is balanced with a rough edge of roasted malts. Nice, long walnut finish. Difficult to judge the strength without a peek at the bottle. In other words, a very tolerable 8.5%. Enjoyable.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2006
Brown with a small head when poured. Sugary, toffee with a slightly hoppy scent. Quite dry and only lightly carbonated. Tastes very strong with overpowering sugars and syrup, almost like a barley wine.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (6389) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
Bottle. High creamy and lasting off-white head. Clear dark brown body. Dry and burned barley malt aroma. Pleasant smooth barley malt flavor with a suitable amount of hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Short aftertaste.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
booldawg (44) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2011
taste and aroma does indicate the 8.5% abv strength. Vinous overtones, tingling sensation left on tongue. Nice premium strength ale to savour.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2011
This one had a lot of shit going on, another one that just didnít make sense to my tongue. Skip this.


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