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

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RATINGS: 661   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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’.


Geiserich's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (4089) - Linz, - OCT 30, 2012
Bottled: Very full malty aroma, dark dried fruits, toffee, light roasty, caramel. Notes of sherry. Brown color, quickly diminishing head. Flavor is full bodied, malty, sweet, alcoholic, moderate bitter and with a heavy fruitiness of oily citrus fruits. Roasty components, bitter hop flavors. Nice and well balanced.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (1080) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUL 21, 2016
the aroma is caramel and fruity with hints of toffee, lollipop, port and tropical fruits... the taste is caramel and fruity with notes of red wine, toffee, candy, sweet citrus and almond... sweet and dry aftertaste...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9232) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2016
Bottle from the Brewery Online Shop. Pours clear red copper with a thin beige head. Aromas of red fruit, caramel, dried fruit and toast. Taste is light sweet, more dried mixed peel, good balance of light bitterness on the finish. Faintly herbal too. Some cedar. Lots to chew on.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWS9 (624) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle. Pours a ruby, whisky-like colour, with faint lacing. Some plum, red grape, blackcurrent. Dark malts. That’s all well and good, but it’s really too boozy to work for me as a beer. It’s nice as a taster, but I can’t imagine drinking a whole bottle of this. Perhaps one to share after dinner (although perhaps you’d want something even heavier!)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gehbe (121) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - JUL 6, 2016
Deep amber, very clear, medium offwhite head, decent lacing. Aroma is rich with malt flavors: caramel, baguette crust, dried fruit, also some zest, resin and spice, paper/cardboard. Tastes sweetish, but has enough bitterness to keep it well rounded. A nice malty warmer, but I was expecting more. -1 for cardboard smell.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fules (647) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUN 5, 2016
Markáns, közepesen telt ízű, fűszeres, gyümölcsös, nagyon enyhe keserűsség. Az utóíze sokáig megmarad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
minihame2 (439) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2016
Clear, reddish copper colour with a small tan head that quickly fades away. Sweet, malty aroma, syrup and caramel. Rich malty flavours with a slightly bitter, hoppy finish. Creamy and soft mouthfeel, very rich bodied with soft carbonation. Great ale with plenty of flavour, very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
batupata (26) - FINLAND - MAY 19, 2016
A deep amber coloured clear pour with a pretty thick, creamy foam that lasts a while. The nose is hoppy and sweet. The taste is malty, has nice balance of hops and sweetness. A little bit metallic taste, especially in the aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baralgin (16) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAY 14, 2016
Bottle 500 ml. Served chilled. Clear copper color. The foam is thick, whitish, stays for a long time. Wonderful aroma of baked bread, hay, sage. Bitterness is pretty strong immediately after the gulp but smoothly softens in a couple of seconds. Full bodied and rich. Very interesting experience.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MetalMurphy (370) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 14, 2016
bottle @ supermarket. goldenbrown colour, medium body, strong ale with caramel aroma

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Night_Cap (57) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2016
Bottle 500ml. Served at room temperature. Pours copper. Head is averaged sized, off-white and lasts well. Aroma is rich and amazingly complex with notes of amontillado sherry, burnt toffee, caramelized dates, dark cherries, dried apricots soaked in brandy, cedar and a pinch of Christmas spices. Flavour is smooth with a very light earthy bitterness; toasted malts, brandy, burnt brown sugar, figs, dried cranberries, glazed oranges and spiced cedar notes in the finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation, oily texture and a long warming finish. Incredible English Strong Ale! I true winter warmer in every sense!


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