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


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RATINGS: 592   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2938) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agent_persik (489) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 14, 2015
Clean dark amber color, small beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, dried fruits, nuts, honey, spicy hops. Sweet and mildly bitter taste with hoppy finish and sweet malty aftertaste. Medium body and average carbonation. Quite good English strong ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rarbring (1689) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2015
Overall: Thin body, slightly sour, slightly stale aroma. Probably peaked.
Note: Bottle 750 ml at home. Reviewed 2015-03-09.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (1209) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 28, 2015
0,5L bottle (from Uba ja Humal, Tallinn), BB 07.04.16. Pours red copper with beige head. The small head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, malt, caramel, fruits, metallic. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel, malt, fruits, nutty, toffee, metallic notes. Finish is nutty bitter with some alcohol. Overall: nice enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Werckmeister (425) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 24, 2015
bottle at 87, Stuttgart. amber color, light hazy, small white head. smells malty sweet, brown sugar, honey. full body, some malt sweetness, honey, some hoppy bitterness, honey sweet / medical finish. only OK for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (1381) - PORTUGAL - FEB 18, 2015
50cl bottle. Clear copper colour with a off-white head that rapidly vanishes. Caramel, tart, dates and malts in the aroma. Taste is more on the sweet side with some tart notes and a dry and light astringent finish. Overall, a very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
loco_gallego (212) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 17, 2015
Ambrée orangée, translucide. Bonne mousse blanc-cassé persistante avec gros lacings. Maltage sucré caramel et un peu toasté. Petit houblonnage sur le pin. Fruitée (banane?). Alcool bien présent mais accompagne bien. On sent que c’est du lourd. En bouche bien sucrée. Houblonnage fin, avec une amertume en fin qui balance un peu le fort côté sucré. Très complexe et gros caractère.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (1592) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2015
Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, brown sugar, dried fruits, raisins. Flavour is medium sweet with a light bittersweet finish. Sweet, but pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miggle (229) - Fürth, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2015
Red color, minimal head. Strong malty taste combined with caramel and herbs. Taste is very sweet, has caramel and a touch of fir or spruce. Some bitterness in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (1138) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2015
An amber beer with light orange head. The aroma is malty sweet with notes of fruit, wood, and spices. The flavour is sweet and strong coming from a great malt blend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (586) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: clear dark golden, minimal head Aroma: honey, fruits, herbs Palate: medium body, low carbonation.

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