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

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RATINGS: 693   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 18, 2012
Oh Bugger. I just realised the alcohol content and I have jobs to do this afternoon. Ah well, they can wait. Lustrous amber in colour with a skim of white head. I would proceed with a description, but I bow to the higher power of the brewer and accept unequivocally their description. I also endorse the finidings of the late Michael Jackson, as I’m remarkably fond of cognac. There’s many similarities of flavour evident and almost demands a slice of Roquefort. If this beer was served at my wake, I would do my best to try and join in. Until then, a beer I shall make a bee-line for more often.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
Ruby at the top, light amber at the bottom; still, with no head at all; aroma of marmalade / Christmas cake; lots of stewed orangey fruit which was fairly muted at first, but became progressively pronounced and toothsome as the drink went on; reminded me of Bush Ambree in that sense; the alcohol isn’t hidden - this is a warming brew; I had this on cask once at The Whale in Buckingham - it was pretty mind blowing in 1996 and is still excellent bottled in 2013.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rodriguez (357) - Quito, ECUADOR - APR 21, 2014
Exactly like a Cognac but a beer. Amber in color, good carbonation, very malty but dry, almost no presence of hops, but balanced. Some orange. bread. Loved the balance of this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ambrosemac (7) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014 does not count
Lovely strong ale with enough character and flavour to make the alcohol strength indiscernible. This is a solid beer, a ’Gate-Keeper’ for the ’Strong Ale’ category..

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
corkyrory66 (1772) - BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2014
Bière qualifiée par son brasseur de « superior strength ale » … j’aime ça ! Elle est faite avec du pale ale et cristal malts, notamment avec du Golden Promise, et en plus 4 houblons pour parfaire le goût : Northdown, Challenger, Goldings et Target. Elle titre à 8,5 % abv. Couleur roux foncé, acajou. Clarté nette. Bulle fines en colonnes, très nombreuses. Mousse beige bien constituée, qui devient un nappage fin mais joli. Arômes de malt grillé, cognac, pointe de porto, cassonade. 1ère bouche douce, soyeuse, mais avec un fort caractère : malt grillé, épices fortes, pointe de noix et noisette. Arrière-bouche au malt cara, avec beaucoup d’herbes des bois. 2ème très liquoreuse, avec beaucoup d’épices. Arrière-bouche longue, sans concession. 3ème beaucoup mieux intégrée, mais avec du caractère. Arrière-bouche bien marquée malt/houblon, avec une pointe de fumée. La longueur retrouve le cognac, pointe de genièvre, pain d’épices, cookie. La progression est exceptionnelle dans l’équilibre, la texture, avec des nuances superbes. Les jambes sont parfaitement lisses. L’alcool est bien dosé, bien progressif. Il soutient manifestement cette bière. La finale ne déçoit pas, en apportant un résumé de cette bière. CONCLUSION : grand brassin de chez Fuller’s, qui sent la Tamise, et qui plus est le cognac, ce qui n’est pas pour nous déplaire… Les bouches d’entrée sont un peu trop marquées du sceau du caractère pour permettre des cotes de très haut vol, mais on est dans la très belle classe.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
graziano85 (453) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 18, 2015
Deep amber/red color, with a nice medium head. Smell is caramel malts, liquor, ripe fruits. Taste shows even better the caramel malts, maybe nuts, sweet but well balanced. Oily texture, low carbonation. Some alcohol warmth in the end, but very drinkable. Great beer!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gogoji (5) - TURKEY - SEP 5, 2015 does not count
Flowery and caramel aromas, alcohol hits the palate at first sip then sweet caramel taste comes with moderate hop bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdKing (2510) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2016 It’s funny. For years I’ve seen Golden Pride in UK supermarkets and I’ve never got around to it because I presumed it was a bog standard golden ale. How wrong I was! Stunning looking clear red beer with a medium white foam head which dissipates to thin. Nose is also stunning. Candy sugar, barley sugar sweets, red fruit, cranberry, raspberry, fresh plum, sultanas, prune. It’s up there with the top bottled Belgian ales. Wow! Taste is candy sugar, barley sugar, cherry, dry-ish hop, dry-ish yeast, big fruity, cranberry, dried fruit, something like cognac or whisky, orange citrous, bitter hop, toasted bready grains. Blown away that this is a pasteurised English ale and a supermarket beer. Superb.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinivini (1799) - BELARUS - FEB 24, 2016
Deep amber to copper colour. Moderate head. Good retention & lacing. Nose of nectar, water melon jam, floral, spicy hop. Medium to full body. Sticky. Complex taste. Caramel, toffee, melon, nectar, notable medium grassy bitterness. Excellent balance. Long bittersweet finish. Great.

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerLieutenant38 (32) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 13, 2017
330ml bottle. Deep red colour with minimal off white head. Fruity aroma with a touch of caramel malt. Medium-high sweetness, low bitterness. Full bodied, fairly sticky texture, smooth finish. Alcohol is quite present, but doesn’t bludgeon you. Not tasting this in winter, but it has the feel of a winter warmer. A very satisfying brew.


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