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


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RATINGS: 624   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
Ruby at the top, light amber at the bottom; still, with no head at all; aroma of marmalade / Christmas cake; lots of stewed orangey fruit which was fairly muted at first, but became progressively pronounced and toothsome as the drink went on; reminded me of Bush Ambree in that sense; the alcohol isn’t hidden - this is a warming brew; I had this on cask once at The Whale in Buckingham - it was pretty mind blowing in 1996 and is still excellent bottled in 2013.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rodriguez (322) - Quito, ECUADOR - APR 21, 2014
Exactly like a Cognac but a beer. Amber in color, good carbonation, very malty but dry, almost no presence of hops, but balanced. Some orange. bread. Loved the balance of this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ambrosemac (7) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014 does not count
Lovely strong ale with enough character and flavour to make the alcohol strength indiscernible. This is a solid beer, a ’Gate-Keeper’ for the ’Strong Ale’ category..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
corkyrory66 (961) - BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2014
Bière qualifiée par son brasseur de « superior strength ale » … j’aime ça ! Elle est faite avec du pale ale et cristal malts, notamment avec du Golden Promise, et en plus 4 houblons pour parfaire le goût : Northdown, Challenger, Goldings et Target. Elle titre à 8,5 % abv. Couleur roux foncé, acajou. Clarté nette. Bulle fines en colonnes, très nombreuses. Mousse beige bien constituée, qui devient un nappage fin mais joli. Arômes de malt grillé, cognac, pointe de porto, cassonade. 1ère bouche douce, soyeuse, mais avec un fort caractère : malt grillé, épices fortes, pointe de noix et noisette. Arrière-bouche au malt cara, avec beaucoup d’herbes des bois. 2ème très liquoreuse, avec beaucoup d’épices. Arrière-bouche longue, sans concession. 3ème beaucoup mieux intégrée, mais avec du caractère. Arrière-bouche bien marquée malt/houblon, avec une pointe de fumée. La longueur retrouve le cognac, pointe de genièvre, pain d’épices, cookie. La progression est exceptionnelle dans l’équilibre, la texture, avec des nuances superbes. Les jambes sont parfaitement lisses. L’alcool est bien dosé, bien progressif. Il soutient manifestement cette bière. La finale ne déçoit pas, en apportant un résumé de cette bière. CONCLUSION : grand brassin de chez Fuller’s, qui sent la Tamise, et qui plus est le cognac, ce qui n’est pas pour nous déplaire… Les bouches d’entrée sont un peu trop marquées du sceau du caractère pour permettre des cotes de très haut vol, mais on est dans la très belle classe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
graziano85 (371) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 18, 2015
Deep amber/red color, with a nice medium head. Smell is caramel malts, liquor, ripe fruits. Taste shows even better the caramel malts, maybe nuts, sweet but well balanced. Oily texture, low carbonation. Some alcohol warmth in the end, but very drinkable. Great beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gogoji (3) - TURKEY - SEP 5, 2015 does not count
Flowery and caramel aromas, alcohol hits the palate at first sip then sweet caramel taste comes with moderate hop bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sdaniel90 (572) - Mexico City, MEXICO - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle, 500ml. Pours a clear copper colour with a modest head that fades quickly. Aroma is of sweet malts and dry fruits, strong and intense. Taste is heavy and complex, very drinkable with lots of character. Great, strong finish. One of Fuller’s best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
triskaideka (243) - Killarney, IRELAND - MAY 20, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2013 Bottle @ home. Poured dark amber/caramel colour with an off-white head. Strong malty caramel overtones in the flavour. Not overly hoppy. Underlying warmth from the alcohol. A satisfying experience

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HammerTroll (865) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 30, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2014 Amber color with big off-white Big caramel aroma. Raisins, dark fruit. Full body, creamy. Soft carbonation. Bittersweet taste with long bitter finish.
(Metro 0,5l bottle)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TorbenJensen (1278) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
Sweet malt aroma and a taste that is close up to English barley wine. Vinous is a little pronounced, but it has great flavor shades of soft fruits together with malt, characterizes towards a barley. The large group of beer that British denotes strong ales can vary very much in their expression. Therefore, it is almost impossible to set a standard for what is kind of right for strong ales. Fuller has once again branded English ale in a good way with this Golden Pride. It is simply its own and can not be compared with other strong ales. With elegant soft rounded aftertaste where little hoppy bitterness is present to maintain the good taste of summer berries far in the aftertaste, it is a fine ale. I can not get it expressed often enough, but have to say that if Fuller’s logo is on the label, you can confidently put it in the basket. Fuller is the provider of good quality beer, and it applies to everything that is brewed from there.

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