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Brewed by Fuller’s
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: ’ 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’.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thunder_head1 (79) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2011
Pours a bronze colour and has aromas of dark fruits orange peel and has flavors of dark fruits orange peel spice malt plenty of flavor nice stuff.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (932) - SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle (500ml from The Banker & The Barrow Boy, London):
Rich, dry malts with a mix of caramel and toffee straight away, this was quickly followed by a strong fruity aroma that lingered in the background and gradually became more pronounced. Some alcohol but the spiciness of the beer covered most of this. The aroma was a strong one with applea, pear and biscuit.
Rich look with a reddish copper appearance and topped with a white, half centimetre head that has a foamy texture and disappears quite fast.
A strong malt presence to start along with a taste of rich, creamy toffee and an accompanying caramel flavour. There is a fruity apple and pear taste too that is complimented by some spice and a linger, sweet taste of sugar.
Smooth with a medium to full body and a warming sensation when drank. The beer has a pleasant alcohol kick along with medium to low carbonation and a background sweetness.

An excellent beer and one that really packs a punch with a well hidden alcohol content for the most part and well balanced, complimentary flavours. A great beer for sipping away at.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerheart65 (1000) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2012
Medium strong aroma has sweet caramel malt, ripe fruits, dark bread. Clear ruby red, nice frothy head medium long. Medium body, soft round feel, alcohol evident as warmth, sweet, slight bitterness, some berries. Good and enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
steinar (54) - rvk, ICELAND - NOV 12, 2012
Pours amber dark with a lasting foamy head. Fruity, Caramel aroma. Flavor is full bodied, toffee, caramel, noticeable alcahol and medium bitterness and some roast. Oily texture, soft carbonation and bitter finish. Very tastefully and decent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maekchu (2059) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle. Candi sugar and fruity aroma. Golden, indeed. Flavors of candi sugar, delicate soap, and big fruitiness. Nice full body. Not the most complex stuff, but very tasty / It was served too cold, and got better as it warmed up. Really like this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lutzen (3) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2013 does not count
0.5l bottle. Deep amber appearance, Rich roasted malty aroma and caramel, moderately hopped. Medium head.Full body. long finish.Very well balanced.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bastus (5) - - MAR 6, 2014 does not count
Ein Weltklasse Strongale.Kräftig und vollmundig mit ordentlich bums.Nichts für Sommerbiertrinker.Ein Bier das ich von Zeit zu Zeit einfach trinken muss.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopfenWeisse (1015) - - APR 24, 2012
Dark amber colour with small head. Aroma is caramel, dried fruits. Flavour is nuts, caramel, bittersweer finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lilja (1584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2013 Här har de hittat på något gott. Brödig, humle och malt, karamell. Bra kombination med lagom beska. Har nu öppnat en flaska som legat och vilat i 3 år. Smak och doft av russin, karamell, malt. Rund och fin. Mer av ett dessert öl. Riktigt gott.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerItsNice (95) - IRELAND - NOV 9, 2012
A clear dark amber colour with a white head. Aroma of roasted malt, honey and fruits with a flavour to match. The alcohol comes through for a nice finish. --- BeerItsNice


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