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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 556   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2009
A 0.5L bottle from Alko shop. Pale head. Reddish coppery colour. Mild malty nose. Strong malty and roasty slightly sour taste. At the end hoppy bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2009
Quite malty and nutty with hops tastes and bitterness. Very quaffable for such a strongíun.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2009
Bottle 330ml.
Clear medium amber orange color with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, vintage malt, sugar, prune notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20090102]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bergstaden (1216) - RÝros, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2009
Amber color with small white head, nice smell of malts and flowers - strong malty taste and flowery hops , but can olso feel the alcohol here that draws a little bit down, but stll good beer

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gr0ve (2132) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2009
330 ml bottle. Dark copper colour. Crystal clear. Tall fine-laced white head that clings to the glass. Subtle rounded malt aroma with a hint of earthy and grassy hops. Feels rich. Mellow bitter flavour initially then more malts. Has a wonderful balance, but lacks in character. Definitely full-bodied, but the hop bitterness take out most of its punch. Some alcohol character. Not bad, but I feel that there could be much more of everything except body in this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5588) - 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.

3.1
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DanielBrown (3777) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11443) - 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.

3.1
   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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