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Golden Pride - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

138 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 138
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 37
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-20-2003)
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Trashcat, Saturday at 01:38 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Assertively aromatic with molasses, brown sugar, and a touch of prune; there is also some caramel and breadiness. The body is a deep, orange-ish amber with an off-white head. The flavor upfront is a slightly sour, bread-like maltiness with a bit of toffee; there is some smooth alcohol, a raisin-like fruitiness, and some spicy, herbal hops. The body is somewhat light with subtle but crisp carbonation. The alcohol provides some warming.

Very flavorful in all the right ways. Deliciously malty. Not very bitter. The alcohol is quite noticeable.

fipoceilz7, Oct 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

matias-, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Pretendbeard, Oct 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

parintele, Jul 22, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Grabbed this one at a pub in Paddington. Thin beige cap over a bronze, clear beer. Decent retention with some clinging bubbles. Super fruity aroma, dried fruit like raisins and figs, along with a nearly tropical character and sturdy biscuit malt base. Solid bitterness didn't get in the way of fruity and malty flavors, as well as a bit of alcohol. Nicely balanced between hops, malt and yeast. A bit bready, biscuit, slight caramel, dried fruit. Full bodied with low carbonation, a bit drying, malty texture. I enjoyed this quite a bit. I'd love it if this was easier to get on the other side of the pond.

DrJay, Jul 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

wrightst, Jul 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

NightINgale, Jun 30, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle poured into a straight sided glass.

Appearance - Deep golden body. Big off white head. Retains forever. Clings inside the glass.

Smell - Sweet smelling. Fruity and malty. Caramel and raisins, but it's a lighter fruitiness than other barleywines.

Taste - Pretty hoppy. Right up front. Sweet pale malts. Grapefruit hops. Fruity, caramelly, and sweet into the finish, which has a hop bite.

Mouthfeel - Sweet and medium heavy. Well carbonated.

Overall - Very flavorful, but pretty sweet.

Alieniloquium, Jun 26, 2014
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Golden Pride from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
90 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.