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

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RATINGS: 696   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (8358) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (7207) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Furseth (2158) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rodders (137) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2009
(bottle from Waitrose, Wymondham) Dark brown with very little head, what is left is an off white colour. Smell is plums, red fruit, with some dark malt, alcohol, cherries - very fragrant. Taste is strong rich dark red fruit with alcohol body and a little carbonation. Sweet, syrupy, but not overpowering. Not particularly bitter. A great strong ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (7039) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2009
Flaske 0,33l kjøpt på Systembolaget i Kiruna. Gyldenbrun på farge. Høyt kremaktig skum. Veldig pent å se på. Fruktig aroma med plommer i forgrunnen. Smaken preges av søt alkohol og mandler. På grensen til sherry. Blir litt uvariert - men bevares: Dette er et godt øl. KI=7

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (8686) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2009
Copper-colored, the foam is a bit dirty white. Aroma was rather inviting, malt toffee, apricot, nuts. The relatively high alcohol content of 8.5%, passed through a bit in the flavor. The beer is sweet, body was quite full. Bitterness is pretty high on the beer.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andy99 (15) - ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2002
The strongest English beer I’ve had. Pretty heavy going but bloody good!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2005 Original Rating: My least favourite Fuller’s beer. Far too strong, and really sweet. (1.2/5) Rerating: Years on, I have now developed a taste for bigger beers. Prickly on the tongue, some fruit and plenty of malt. It’s doesn’t seem great, but it’s not as bad as I once thought. Rerating: Tried it again, it’s not great and it has a certain boiled taste, but it’s nice and fruity and easy to drink. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (20221) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2012
2012-11-08, draught at Locus Publicus, Rotterdam, 7-5-6-3-13=34
Clean amber color, creamy head. Some caramel aroma and flavor; very moderate sweetness; ordinary bitterness, a bit of nutty touch. Not as rich as the bottle I remembered.

2011-08-22, bottle, 7-5-7-3-13=35
Beautiful, bright dark amber color, with generous creamy head. The aroma is malty but also simple, with nuts and tones of vegetables. Good body strength, with moderate sweetness; malt and caramel flavor, decent, unfortunately followed by some vegetables and alcohol; it ends with correct bitterness and a hint of nuts, also with alcohol warmth.
Too much.

2003-10-22, bottle, 8-4-8-4-16=40
Amber color; poor head. Nice malt aroma, strong; wood, cellar. Warming, malty, loads of caramel; very good structure. Powerful. Of course not as much complex as the Vintage Ale, but I liked it…


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