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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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3.5
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle at home. Deep amber pour, thick white head. Aroma is fruity, some caramel, nuts and toffee. Flavor is thick malty, somewhat fruity and well balanced. A bit simple. Nice brew.

3.5
bierkoning (13299) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle. Amber color. Plum jam in the aroma. Malty sweet, slightly earthy flavor with dried plums and marmelade. Nutmeg in the aftertaste. Likeable.

3.5
DutchDrebus (5959) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2012
Bottle thx to benzai whoís at the toilet at the moment. Clear copper colour with a small white head. Smells caramel, hay, barnyard, boiling malts. Tastes heavy malty, caramel, some hops. Okay carbo, full body.

3.5
zenkis (834) - Ogre, LATVIA - AUG 17, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2014 I tasted this a few months after "Fullers Past Masters XX Strong Ale" - still the same joy. Iím beginning to feel that English strong ales or strong ales as a whole is worth attention, my attention, it this case after IPAs. Very fruity, sweet, dense (if dense goes under taste tab :) )taste, very aromatic with an exact amount of bitterness. Really enjoyed it. As a bonus comes those rocket earth-sky launching 8.5% degrees :)
november, 2014
0.5L bottle Spirits&Wine, Spice, Riga Beautiful and dangerously delicious brew. A bit more caramel flavor and body/alco - and it would be a barleywine. Gentle hopping level with enought malt sweetness to allow yeast produced fruity esters to shine. Pleasant, sweet, light caramel, candy like aroma with semisweet taste pattern. No long lasting aftertaste, a bit alcohol comes out at the end but mild sweetness and gentle, velvety texture is not suposed to be sipping brew, drinkability level- medium to high. Clear, more ambery than coppery in color, small, beige frothy top. Liked.

3.5
RexTalionis (3729) - FINLAND - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Pours clear amber in color with an whitish head. Red berries, alcohol and sweetness in aroma. A bit dry mouthfeel. Was afraid that the alcohol would be coming through in taste, but instead the flavor is overtaken by toffee, some mild berries and grains, which is nice. Sweet finish.

3.5
esox (1225) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2012
Keg. Dark copper colour, thin creamy head. Intense dryfruiry nose, estery yeast, alcohol, some herbal hop notes. Nice buscuity/caramelly maltiness. Medium sweet, intensly dryfruity taste but not very sweet. Quite alcoholic. Raisiny finish with slightly woody bitterness. Almost full bodied, slightly oily maltiness, some sticky bitterness and alcoholic warmth. Rather nice but too alcoholic.

3.5
vipinvelp (4383) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2013
Clear darker amber with quickly dissapearing off-white foam head. Aroma is a pleasure mixture of barley, alcohol and hop. Taste is bittersweet, bitter dominating. Also flower and grassy notes, nice balance, good beer. (Velp 201301)

3.5
ThirstyBird (2918) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
Pours a dark brown/orange with nice tan head. Smell is rich, dark fruit, caramel, citrus, sherry. Taste is mix of honey sweetness and hops up front. Along with that I get fruit, caramel, alcohol with a dry finish. A little sticky with medium/full body with nice soft carbonation. A decent beer that that is a touch sweet but otherwise drinks nicely.

3.5
stravale (3055) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 31, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2013 Bottle from Waitrose Morningside [310113] Dark orange amber, clear, frothy slight off white head, good colour Aroma - Soft caramel malt, some alcohol, dab of brandy, touch of sweet fruity raisin, soft sweet fruity boozy toffee, good aroma Taste as aroma, very close to aroma, soft sweet fruity caramel malts, warming alcohol, touch of sweet sherry, some brandy, bit vinous, some esters in there. Soft, subtle, fairly complex, alcohol not hidden but ok with this beer Palate - soft carb, medium body, quite oily. Palate - warming alcohol but this works with the soft sweet flavours. Finish of smooth sweet fruity malts, some drying warming alcohol Overall - This was better than expected. Its a decent barley wine. Not a fan of a boozy aroma/flavour, but this seemed to be fine with this beer.

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.


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