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Brewed by Fuller’s
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: ’ 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
oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2005
Bottled. Dark amber colour, big foamy white head. Toffee, malts and hops in aroma. Plummy, sweet toffeeish flavour with hints of sweet berries. Quite barley wineish beer. Strong bitterish hoppy aftertaste. Wellbalanced and pleasant!

3.6
Beltramelli (470) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUN 4, 2008
Aroma doce e alcoólico de lúpulo. No sabor, doce e lupulado, o álcool sobressai um pouco mais do que deveria, desestabilizando levemente o conjunto. Final longo e levemente amargo, alcoólico, doce e tostado.

3.6
pickled (47) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 7, 2008
Biscuity and very English tasting. Not as complex as you might hope but still a very nice malty fruity hoppy strong beer.

3.6
CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2008
sweet full, typical. Looks grat, pretty good head too. Strong, but more quickly guzzled & palettable than the Belgian - not quite as good, but a damn good effort.

3.6
stouby (4653) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2008
Bottle at home. Dark orange with a white head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, roasted, orange), light hoppy. Flavor moderate/heavy sweet, light bitter. Almost full body, the alcohol is felt.

3.6
Svesse (8581) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2008
(Bottle, Monks Cafe, Stockholm, 15 Sep 2008) Dark amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with caramel, orange peel, mandarin and fresh citrussy hops. Slightly vinous. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, orange marmalade, caramel, candy sugar and citrussy hops in the finish. Slightly vinous and rather sweet. Full body with chewy mouthfeel. Definitely a BIG beer with full, rounded mouthfeel, lots of malt and rather sweet, but with hops to back it up. Well balanced and really nice.

3.6
SaintMatty (7303) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2009
500ml Bottle - Copper/red in colour. Hoppy and slightly dusty aroma, with dried fruits, sweet malt and grapefruit noticeable. Hoppy and malty taste, with a rich fruity element featuring raisins, grapefruit, spicy malt and caramel. Warming and nicely balanced. The strength is noticeable, but this is still very easy to drink.

3.6
Ljunkan (530) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2009
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours a deep amber color with a mediumsized white head, minimal lacing on the glass. Aroma of toffee, honey, fruit candy, dried fruits and some plums. Flavour is fruity and malty sweet with clear toffee and honey notes together with some spicy hops. Medium bitterness in the finish. Mediumbodied on the palate, slightly oily and quite smooth, the carbonation is soft. A nice sipper, maybe not that complex but overall quite tasty and definitely priceworthy.

3.6
Furseth (2159) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2009
Bottle: Clear brown/red colour, with a nice head. Aroma of dry hops, gras and malts, some caramelly nose in the end. Flavor had a smouth malty mouth feeling, reminds me of a bock beer here, malty, choclate some caramelly and fruitynes in the end. Medium body nice malty finish.

3.6
bobinlondon (1295) - 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.


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