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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 703   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: í 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.í Or as the late Michael Jackson, beer writer and connoisseur, put it: íthe Cognac of beersí.

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The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2013
Odd. Dom, get it on tonight, drink this. Canít get my head round it. Smells like a no, tastes like a no, too much alcohol, too sweet, but then kinda works. But a low score cause none of the parts are very good and the sum total isnít very good. But then there is something that works. How does that work? Definitely in the barley wine realm of beer. Joke time.... when is a wine actually a beer? When itís a barley wine. Youíre right, iíll ignore stand-up. Definitely for the best. Though I am funny, honest. Only problem is that in my old job I was pretty sure I was the funniest person that worked there, no longer true.... though Iím not sure all staff would agree. Theyíd be wrong if they didnít.

3.5
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - AUG 15, 2010
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a small white head. Caramel and malt in the aroma. Flavour is very sweet and malty with some bitterness, caramel and toffee. Aftertaste is sweet, medium to full-bodied.

3.4
Cristobal37 (1117) - 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 itís lighter, but it just tastes better to me. MJís comment likening this to a cognac is not far off, itís a sipper, but not my favorite one from that category.

2.9
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2005 As nose meets glass, Golden Pride exudes a strong smell of alcohol, too strong for my tastes because it masks the smells of oak and cinnamon which can be found on closer inspection. The beer is a dark amber/red in colour, fairly attractive with a quickly diminishing head. After tasting one must again feel that alchol plays to large a part and that although it provides a pleasant, warming finish, the other flavours in this beer are simply not strong enough to compete. A pleasant beer, but the drinker must seek out the notes beyond the alcohol as they do not immediatly reveal themselves.

3.7
LazyPyro (1109) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear dark ruby/amber colour with a small beige head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, dried fruit, light spice. Taste of rich sweet caramel malt, dried fruit, dark fruits like plum, toffee, a little alcohol, light spice/herbs. Very sweet initially, slight bitter finish though. Full bodied, soft carbonation, smooth oily-creamy mouthfeel, fairly boozy.

3.2
Andy_ (1106) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2013
Clear copper orange beer with a creamy head disappearing quite quickly. The aroma is caramelly malty with some alcohol. The flavor is mostly caramelly malty sweet with the alcohol coming through. Thereís a little amount of bitterness. The palate is sticky and pretty full. I would have expected something more refined or complex from this beer, now itís just mostly alcoholic.

3.5
artyom (1103) - Osijek, CROATIA - MAR 16, 2013
0,5l bottle. Red color. Aroma is caramel, toffee and some fruits. Taste is hops, toffee, caramel and fruits. It has slightly alcohol note. Medium bitterness.

3.8
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2009
Pours dark clear amber. White head. Aroma and flavor is very malty. Also nuts, vanila, cola and some alcohol. Aftertaste has some peppery feel because of the strong alcohol.

3.4
Senka (1082) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 4, 2016
FTA: Finally found it. Had several pints during vacation in Italy. In an Irish pub. So keg option. Have not seen it since. Was more like a bock rather than strong ale. More malty and hoppy. Loved it.

4.2
Sdaniel90 (1080) - Mexico City, MEXICO - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle, 500ml. Pours a clear copper colour with a modest head that fades quickly. Aroma is of sweet malts and dry fruits, strong and intense. Taste is heavy and complex, very drinkable with lots of character. Great, strong finish. One of Fullerís best.


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