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

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RATINGS: 695   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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3.6
bobinlondon (1297) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
Bottle from Waitrose. Amber with an off white head. Hops cut through the sweet cloying alcoholic malt base to create a reasonable balance. One of Fullers better beers.

3.8
artemb (1292) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 13, 2016
Look: clear copper with white creamy head. Aroma: toffe, caramel, light spicy hoppy notes. Taste: sweet with spicy hop bitterness. Flavour: candied fruits, dried apricots, candies, some mature alcohol notes. Aftertaste is more dry with some spicy bitterness and metal notes. Very good.

3.4
Cristobal37 (1287) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 31, 2016
Vanilla caramel marshmallow cherry sweet booze aroma. Heavy big bodied beer. Slight bitterness, but mostly a sticky boozy caramel tasting brew not unlike a German doppelbock. Strong and intense. Some nutty malt, but then sticky syrupy malts after that. A bit much for me, I prefer the ESB, not just since it’s lighter, but it just tastes better to me. MJ’s comment likening this to a cognac is not far off, it’s a sipper, but not my favorite one from that category.

3.8
thepegjett (1281) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2011
A - Whiskey with fruity undertones and slight caramel A - Dark orange, almost red with lacy off white head T - Sweet with alcohol and light bitter finish P - Full to medium and soft O - A great strong ale

3.7
rok1024 (1272) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - FEB 9, 2013
Decent aroma, appearance, taste and palate, overall memorable. Rated from the bottle.

3.6
JanEric (1249) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2011
Amber, minimal head, flat. Aroma has some alcohol, malts, caramel, clove. Full bodied in taste and palate, reasonable bitter, with grains, malts and almonds. Somewhat dry towards the finish.Very nice but a bit dominaiting alcohol.

4
manuchampions (1245) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2010
(Bottled) Slightly hazy reddish amber color with a medium, thick and foamy head. Barley-wineous, quite sweet-toffeeish aroma with rye-puddingy maltiness. Medium to full-bodied, slightly fizzy-carbonated, sticky-sugary palate. A quite nice strong ale - although quite sweet and sticky. Not bad at all.

3.1
lello4ever (1243) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2016 Strong ale inglese della Fuller?s. Ambrata riflessi rossi, con schiuma compatta, al naso prettamente caramellata. Consistenza leggermente oleosa, pur caratterizzata dal dolce ha una certa amarezza in retrogusto. Piuttosto forte e alcolica con 8.5%. Non mi ha molto convinto nel complesso, è buona ma il voto medio è un po’ troppo alto

4
cagou007 (1236) - FRANCE - JAN 25, 2014
Nice amber color with a thin white head. Nose is caramel and raisin. Aromas are caramel, pine, roasted malts and alcohol. Nice hoppy bitter and sweet finish. Low carbonation, strong body. Well-balanced, powerful and aromatic strong ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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