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

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RATINGS: 577   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’.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (2029) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2014
My English rating # 100! This classic would suit. 50 cl. bottle poured in to a Snifter. Clear, deep amber colour with a reddish tine. Thin, creamy off-white head. Good looking, actually. Fruity aroma with oranges, tangerine, bread, toasted malts, dried fruits and a grass-like bitterness. Some alcohol. Rather rich and malty. Taste is sweet. Medium to full body with a creamy to oily texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes slightly dry with rich fruits and malts. Lovely, classic brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1271) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose. Curiously ugly bottle, actually. Glorious deep copper coloured beer. Strong brute of a beer, lots of sweetish boozy malt, barely matched with enough hop bitterness. Some Fullers house character, the yeast and maybe hop blend. Drinks easier than 8.5%, but really sits on your head afterwards. I enjoyed it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ambrosemac (8) - 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..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (887) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2014
Clear copper, small offwhite head. Caramelly aroma. Flavour has malt and caramel, bitterness and dark caramel, oak and alcohol. Lingering bitter and pleasant boozy finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Foffern (1304) - Bodř, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Has a golden, dark bronze colour with a medium, light brown head that fades fast. Pretty flat carbonation. Sweet aroma of leather, dried fruit, fudge, heather, oak, liqueur and some hops. The flavour is similar but is a little light. Dry ending. Slick and mouth feel, and has a medium bitterness. A pretty decent and complex aroma but the flavour is surprisingly light. Nice bitterness though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1558) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Aroma: caramel malts, molasses, alcohol, honey. Appearance: dark clear amber/brown, medium frothy beige head. Taste: light bitter and medium sweet. Palate: first the sweets, fruity, oranges, then turning quite bitter in the average-long finish. Overall: very nice English Strong Ale, sweets in the beginning Bottle from Waitrose, Canary Wharf.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (453) - HUNGARY - JUN 27, 2014
Intenzív illata pörkölt maláta és karamell aromáját ontja magából, érezzük rajta, hogy nem egy könnyed darabról van szó. Belekortyolva egy rendkívül telt, egész szájat betöltő ízélményt produkál, melyben az illatában megfigyelhető pörkölt, karamellás jegyeken kívül az erősebb imperial stoutokra jellemző zelleres, fás karakter is érvényesül. Erőteljes, testes és igazán különleges, a végletekig kiforrott darab.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle @ White Horse, Parsons Green. Pours deep amber with bright orange aroma. Has a robust fruitiness in the taste with dried fruits, toffee, caramel and port-like characteristics, with lots of bitter malts on the finish. A great barley wine!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StilleStorm (899) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2014
DAA; Bottle 500ml. Pours clear cobber with a off-white moderate lasting and lacing head. Nose is light roasted malt, caramel, orange, ripe fruit and alcohol. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet, light bitter, light spicy, warming and lasting. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorm (1464) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2014
Klar brun rřdbrun farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av honning og frukt. Smak av malt, karamell og frukt. Vinmonopolet.


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