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

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RATINGS: 685   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’.

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4.1
DerWeg (1697) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
Dark amber white head. Smells of wet hay, wild honey caramel and citrus. Tastes of crisp hops and toasted grains, blooming tastes of pale fruit, honeyed malts and lemony citrus. Centering note of alcohol, compliments the structure really well. Feels dry and yet fat, long long tasty citrus and grassy hop flavors.

3.9
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
500mL lickbow bottle. Pours exactly like the picture which is comforting I guess. Smells of creamy chrystal malt and a faint whiff of British hops. Not booze. Flavour has more depth to it, with pale and chrystal malt backing up some semi-spicy hops. Alcoholic bite in the finish. Despite the strength and thicker body, it still has a creamy feel to it and goes down easily. I like how Fuller’s can produce beers at very high alcoholic percentages which you still want to pound away because of how delicious they are. Gets waaaaay better as it warms. Claims to be ’...reminiscent of sweet orange oil’. I wasn’t aware oranges produced an oil, interesting. Thanks Fuller’s!

4.1
barncatmatt (2287) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
500ml bottle from the LCBO. pours golden with a lasting off white head. big malty nose. big fruity malt flavour. pretty light bodied for its weight but this makes it feel comfortable in a pint glass. great winter warmer. ill be back for more.

3.8
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2011
500 mL bottle. (bb 16 jul 12). More bronze than golden. Small off-white head. The aroma is quite malty, leaning toward bread. Orchard fruit flowers. No booze! Complex malt in the flavour, but it isn’t heavy. Cereal. A touch of fruit. Balance of sweetness and bitterness. Enough booze to add body. I’m gonna need a couple more of these.

4.4
Thedrinker (3) - SLOVENIA - NOV 11, 2011 does not count
A very drinkable beer with quite some alcohol it is one of the best beers i have ever tasted.

4
Cunningham (8189) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2012 Bottle from Systembolaget in Strømstad, Sweden. Golden copper colour with a white head. Plum, honey and caramel aroma. Well blended sweetness, and light bitter flavour. A really outstandig ale.

2
BeerSkull (1373) - SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2011
Aroma and taste of sweet malt with elements of alcohol. Ok hops tone in the flavor, but otherwise, no thanks!

3.2
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Copper pour with a mild earth and hop aroma. A nice malt, hop and bitter flavor. It’s a nice refreshing beer that finishes oddly sweet.

4
alexandereno (2) - GREECE - OCT 12, 2011 does not count
Good taste and aroma ,full palate with a medium body and a nice aftertaste .Pretty much as a good ale beer should be .Not the best ale i have drunk ,but you should definitely try it if you are into ales.

3.3
prawlie (1633) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2011
500 mL bottle at home into a pint glass. Amber brown beer with a well formed head. Smells of alcohol, red fruit, estery and complex. Interesting stuff. Sharp, a touch sour and bitter, a bit of roast. Tastes not unlike Gordon’s Finest Gold, but perhaps a little more refined. Still, its a bit too acidic for me. Not as good as I thought it would be.


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