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

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RATINGS: 704   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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4.4
drmet (967) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2015
L: -pours a clear copper-red with a medium,quickly dissipating,frothy,beige head -medium carbonation visible S: -caramel,toffee,plums,raisins,figs,st the nose F: -medium-full body,low-medium carbonation -noticable alcohol,but not boozy O: Great Strong Ale. This is basically a beefed-up 1845 ale

3.1
mice (967) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Kirkas punertavanoranssinruskea olut melko runsaalla vaalealla vaahdolla. Vaahto laskeutuu hetken päästä, mutta pinnalle jää edelleen pieni kerros. Samoin pitsiä jää lasin reunoille hieman. Tuoksu miedosti eksoottisen hedelmäinen sekä puumaisen havuinen. Ennen kaikkea tuoksua hallitsee toffeinen karamellisuus. Myös maku on vahvasti toffeisen karamellinen ja maltainen, aavistuksen hedelmäinen sekä puinen. Alkoholi tuntuu jälkipuolella hieman. Humalan aromit ovat aika täydellisesti piilossa. Suutuntuma on keskitäyteläinen, hiilihappoja kevyesti. Hieman yksiulotteinen kokonaisuus.

2.6
StoutHead (966) - DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear copper colour with a shortlived white head. Aroma of malt, hops and spring. Taste is of malt, hops, sugar, caramel and sweet fruits, but has a bitter hoppy aftertaste with lots of alcohol in it. Medium body.

4
zimbo (961) - SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2012
WIll always conside this a Barley Wine as has been said on the Fuller’s website and as defines so by Michael Jackson. Forms a very easy head and has a clean intense sparkling orangy glow similar to Remy Martin VSOP. Constant head, nutty nose not unlike honey roasted cashews. Chewy with a good deepish bitter end. Once swallowed the long aftertyaste suggests a warming strong tasblet/caramel quality which is heavy but subtle. Very fine.

3.4
MikeKeller (951) - Kemi, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2010
Deep amber colour and white head. Caramelly malts, nuts and toffee in the aroma. Same goes with the taste which has also alcohol in the aftertaste. Tasty but not very easy to drink because of the alcoholic taste.

3.1
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle from Waitrose (as recommended by Waitrose’s own beer researcher!) Dark amber colour with thin soapy head. Immediate impression of aroma: wet dog. A step back and a second whiff: still smells like a wet dog! My slightly more sophisticatd side says it’s actually roasted vegetables and granary bread. Full bodied and quite sweet. Sweetness is balanced with a rough edge of roasted malts. Nice, long walnut finish. Difficult to judge the strength without a peek at the bottle. In other words, a very tolerable 8.5%. Enjoyable.

3.8
mauritsio (931) - FINLAND - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle. Some sweet, some malt and hops aroma. Full taste. Little strong as alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
omikr0n (927) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear amber to brown with thin quickly disappearing tan head. Aroma is malt, candy, hint of hops. Flavor is malt, candy, overripe fruits, alcohol, hint of hops.

3.6
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2004
Bottle
Almost no head retention. Dark golden/amber colour. Red wine and butterscotch aroma. Full bodied, dark fruits, slightly oxidised and lots of caramell. Plus a bit of alcohol taste. Bitter aftertaste with raisins and figs.

4.3
Ingevara (910) - SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2009 Tonnes of aroma. A dark redish brown nectar of pure gold and flavors in a next to perfect mix. It has strength, roundness, maltyness, freshness and just about everything one could wish of a really great beer.


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