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

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RATINGS: 615   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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’.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2988) - Toronto, Ontario, - SEP 9, 2012
Bottle from the LCBO. Drink by date in July, drinking it in September - oops! Nice clear reddish-golden with a strong white head. Aroma is big and quite sweet - lots of toffee and lightly stewed peaches, some sweet orange peel and a bit of lightly toasted sugar. Body is full but not cloying. Flavour starts as sweet as the aroma suggests, with toffee/caramel and peach candy prominent, along with a bit of corn syrup and raisin bread, and even a hint of baked spiced apple. It dries out a bit toward the finish, which is moderately bitter, but I suspect the hops would’ve been a bit bigger and provided more balance when it was fresher. But even with some age on it, it’s a really pleasant beer that nicely straddles the line between strong ale and barley wine.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
josanguapo (320) - SPAIN - AUG 15, 2015
From Carrefour. In english pint glass. Watching Breaking Bad 1x03. It smells nice, but although it doesnt taste bad, I dont completly like its taste, which is on the sweet side.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TorbenJensen (792) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (991) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 2, 2015
Aroma: Medium-high dark fruit, prunes, Medium sweetness, marshmallows, Medium syrup Appearance: Brilliant copper body. Small, cream head. Good retention, Lacing. Flavour: Medium-light bready, prunes, marshmallows. Medium bitterness, licorice. Medium-light floral, rose. Medium-dry finish, lingering prunes, licorice. Mouthfeel: Medium-high body. Medium carbonation, very creamy. Medium-Light warming. Overall: Nice. Smooth, well balanced. 330 ml bottle, poured. 19B. English Barleywine

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beers0mniac (26) - FINLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Deep amber colour with small head. Intense aroma : full of caramel, dark fruits,hint of alcohol. Slightly sweet taste with turns to a bitter aftertaste.Well balanced beer, recommend for summer or winter evenings

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mzaar (2077) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2015
Flaska @ Backstage Rockbar, Varberg. Klar medelbrun vätska med ett smutsvitt skum. Dofter av malt, torkad frukt och karamell. Smakinslag av malt, karamell, honung och frukt. Nästan sĺ att gränsen till för hög alkoholprocent passeras - känns som att det hade blivit lite bättre med i alla fall nĺgot mindre ABV.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rami_pl (557) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 27, 2015
butelka, warka 12/05/2016. Aromaty i smak bardzo w slodowa strone, z dosc wysoka, niekoniecznie porywajaca i dluga goryczka. zaskakujaco w strone barley wine calosc, i pod tym wzgledem mile, tyle, ze brakuje chmielowych jakichs, ozywczych nut. dosc tresciwe, nieco lepkie w odczuciu. powtarzanie nie kusi

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
eastkenttom (107) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2015 Generally stay clear of strong beers like this, but was given a bottle free so thought better to drink than waste. Actually surprised. Quite nice. Some bready notes to match the spicy citrus and cinnamon touch. 7.5/10.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jado (673) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2015
From pint bottle. Pours a mostly clear copper with a thin off-white head and light carbonation. Aromas of raisins, caramel, malt and flowers. Taste starts off with sweet caramel and stewed apple before an orange zest and pepper bitterness washes in. Finishes with raisins and cinnamon. Very decent beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
graziano85 (369) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
v.zoltan (101) - HUNGARY - JUN 16, 2015
Borostyán szin fehér hab. illata banános cseresznyés malátás és enyhén citrusos Ize : édesen indit, karamellás és gyümölcsös. Elképesztően jó sör!


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