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

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RATINGS: 693   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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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3.8
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2004
The chap behind the bar at the Bank of England Hotel said it was a beer not unlike the London Pride. When the bar server delivered the beer he had a bit of a chuckle. Whaaaat? Well the latter gentleman was right. This is a beautifully presented amber/copper beer of immense strength. There is a distinct citrus (concentrated like dry peel) aroma with the expected maltiness. The hop aroma is also there with the plethora of hops used. Flavour is full and barleywineish and definitely not a session beer. This one is a cracker but in a less subtle way than the porter. Still a fine beer and I wonder how different this is to the Vintage Ale.

3.7
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2005 A big, high alcohol sort of cross between 1845 and London Pride ... with a knockout punch. I prefer the 1845, which is darker, in some ways maltier, and hey, less alcohol is good when you’re talking about anything over 8 %! // Rerated 3 November 2005. Not much change in my reaction. Definitely a close cousin to the vintage ale, not as closely related to the 1845. I find the flavor not nearly as integrated or balanced as the vintage ale ... the individual flavors ... malt, hops, and alcohol ... are separate rather than woven together.

2
BeerSkull (1372) - SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2011
Aroma and taste of sweet malt with elements of alcohol. Ok hops tone in the flavor, but otherwise, no thanks!

3.4
Fules (1372) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUN 5, 2016
Markáns, közepesen telt ízű, fűszeres, gyümölcsös, nagyon enyhe keserűsség. Az utóíze sokáig megmarad.

3.6
Rob_D_UK (1366) - Madrid, SPAIN - 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.

4
veceo (1361) - Pula, CROATIA, - FEB 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2014 Beautiful deep amber color with thin white head. Full body, creamy, oily texture. Aroma is sweet caramel, fruit, raisins. Great beer.

2.1
Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2005
From a Bottle.Orange in colour,big head,Thick,sweet warming alcohol,not for me.

3.3
eczematic (1326) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2002
more like a doppelbock than an english strong. big, sticky and malty, with a touch of grapefruit, pineapple and spice from the hops lurking in the background. very pretty red colour with nice offwhite head. balanced, yes. interesting, no.

3.1
Listigovers (1312) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2012
This beer was really just so moderate in every regard that it is hard to find words to properly describe it. Medium bodied, moderate malty aroma, moderate bitterness, medium length aftertaste, mildly alcoholic flavour, fairly smooth. It was well made, no doubt, but without strong character.

3.8
TrefwoordPunk (1302) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a clear cherry red with a fading white head and an aroma of red fruits (mainly cherries), hops and caramel. The taste is sweet and syruppy, with hints of ripe red fruits, sweet malts, toffee, brown sugar, some alcohol and in the end there’s bitter hoppiness. A really nice beer! caramel brown white malts fruit hops strong sweet rich fruity orange clear amber thick bitter malty dark colour sugar spice toffee


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