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97
style
Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 686   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (13554) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. It pours clear deep amber with a small off-white head. The nose is wood, toast, toffee, stewed orange, hot cross bun, raisin and date. The taste is sweet, toffee, raisin, toasted malt, wood, orange peel, earth, light spice, varnish and warming alcohol with a dry, earthy finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Rich, warming and good depth of flavour, yet remains rather drinkable. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13265) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (13124) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2005
Dark amber, little head. Aroma of apples, malt, pipe tobacco and caramel. Rich, malty flavour, quite sweet, with some bitterness in the finish. You can sense the alcohol, but it’s not overwhelming.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (13066) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2008
Bottle. Reddish colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of dried fruit, malt, hops, bread and fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12886) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle. Amber color. Plum jam in the aroma. Malty sweet, slightly earthy flavor with dried plums and marmelade. Nutmeg in the aftertaste. Likeable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (12576) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 9, 2010
Bottle. Clear reddish-copper color with a medium, quickly-diminishing, white head. Nice aroma with biscuity malt, toffee, caramel, fruity notes and some hops. Flavor starts with some sweet chewy maltiness and caramel, and continues with a pleasant, somewhat spicy, hop bitterness and a bit of alcohol. Medium-bodied. Pretty good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (12350) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 21, 2004
light hazy ruby colour with a nice creamy head, beautiful lacing, strong hoppy aroma showing red fruits, honey, flowers and cream, full-bodied and oily, very malty and smooth, robust bitterness before a long, dry and warming hoppy finish - a wonderful brew with lot of character - big thank you to fiulijn for this one

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12313) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2009
500ml bottle–pours a rich off white head and amber color. Aroma is wood/grain, some citrus, alcohol. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, macademia, then bitter, boozy/alcohol set in. this could improve with aging. Syrupy mouth feel. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for bring this back from his trip across the pond.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12299) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2007
Very clear red amber with little bubbles. A nice foamy yellowish head. Hoppy aroma with a little caramel. Very full mouthfeel. A little vinious. A burnt feeling with some toffee. A little plums as well. Warming and pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (12176) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2013
Bottle at Fiddler. Pours clear amber with an off white head. Aroma of red fruit, caramel, candy, butterscotch, sweet malt. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.


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