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


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RATINGS: 695   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
v.zoltan (124) - HUNGARY - JUN 16, 2015
Borostyán szin fehér hab. illata banános cseresznyés malátás és enyhén citrusos Ize : édesen indit, karamellás és gyümölcsös. Elképesztően jó sör!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (2157) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 4, 2015
Appearance: Medium brown, clear. A little bit of off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, sweetness, some fruits.
Taste: Malt, fruit, sweet, oily, slight alcohol. Ok.
Bought: Sainsbury’s, 500 ml, Ł?.??
Info: 26/5-2015, BB: 17/9-2016

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13525) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2015
A hazed amber brown ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, nice fruity caramel malt with light surranated floral hops, light treacle, vinous character, nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity caramel malt with vinous notes, light honey, faint hops, but still solid after 3 years. Bottle from LCBO, Bb July 2012.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (3626) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle from Waitrose in Witney. Pours amber with an off white head. Mild citrus aroma. Flavours of marmalade citrus, aniseed, sherry and caramel. Tasty. The alcohol is perhaps a little over evident, but not so much as to stop this being a very good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drmet (922) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2015
L: -pours a clear copper-red with a medium,quickly dissipating,frothy,beige head -medium carbonation visible S: -caramel,toffee,plums,raisins,figs,st the nose F: -medium-full body,low-medium carbonation -noticable alcohol,but not boozy O: Great Strong Ale. This is basically a beefed-up 1845 ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkillsFactory (676) - ITALY - MAY 24, 2015
Rossa con riflessi arancioni, limpida, schiuma ocra chiara non molto persistente. Aroma di uva passa e banana matura, quasi medicinale, qualche nota liquorosa, leggero caramello. Al palato stesse note, con una coda amara sempre sovrastata dal maltato. Corpo pieno, non molto carbonata.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sandog_au (39) - Gladstone, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2015
Pours a clear copper with a thin white head. Aroma is mostly malt with some hints of citrus. Flavour is long lasting malt slightly caramel with a small bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hallstein (483) - Skogn, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2015
Aroma of light candied fruit, apple and malted biscuits. Flavor is medium bodied with bready candied malt, light fruityness with a slight warming alcohol finish. Well balanced. Quite a good brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rikstar (2555) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2015
Flesje bij slijterij in de mare vandaan. Koper met een snel slinkende ivoren schuimkraag. Geur en smaak met appelstroop, ijzer en redelijk zoet, boozy. Niet echt mooi gebalanceerd, mist wat Body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirstyrabbit (1808) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 20, 2015
Bottle. Copper body, medium head. Why the hell is this named "Golden" anything? Dear Fuller’s brewer - if you think gold looks like this then I’m afraid you have been paid in copper pennies all this time. Aroma has sugar and some fruity English hops. Too sweet, I’m already suspicious of the taste. Here it comes, the taste is overly sugary with medium level hoppiness and plenty of syrup. So sweet that it naturally covers all the booze and no wonder it creates an impression of a balanced brew to some. But it’s not. Mildly jammy finish. Perhaps five years in the cellar could add something to it if it wasn’t pasteurised. But it is. Their Vintage Ales are so much more vibrant when cellared properly. This, howerver, reimains a quite useless sugarbomb.

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