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Golden Pride - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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Golden PrideGolden Pride

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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 36
Gots: 4 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

rawknrall, Sep 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

mizx, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Miha, Jul 25, 2013
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4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle poured into a Pint glass
Appearance... amber/copper beer with head colour white of almost 2 fingers
Aroma...malt, alcohol, caramel, hops. Fresh and strong smell with a touch of malty aroma
Taste... fenolic with a sweet malty touch, bitterness appears soon lasting all the time, with a dry finish
Mouthfeel... medium/full body and medium/soft carbonation
Overall... a very nice strong ale, bitterness is present but in a perfect combination with malt and alcohol. One of my favourites, definitely a great English ale in his section (strongs ales) .

Jetulio, Jul 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

hansavijaticar, Jul 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Liquoric3, Jun 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Slatetank, May 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

GRUUMSH, May 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Seaba, Feb 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

KingSlayer, Feb 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Poupae, Feb 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

petluo, Feb 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Mattias, Jan 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Ciocanelu, Jan 25, 2013
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4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours out a beauitful peachy gold colour. Has a beautiful cream coloured head which is complex and comprises various small bubbles. Poured straight into the middle and after a couple of minutes there's not much head but what's left remains for the duration.

S: Caramel and fruit. Strikes me as smelling like Bassett's Fruit Allsorts, which is quite unreal.

T: An even mix of strong sweetness and bitterness, woodyness, a touch of liquorishness and a tropical fruit which is either mango or guava. Very balanced, silky smooth.

M: It's hard to describe the carbonation but this is truly the silkiest, smoothest beer I've ever had.

O: An English strong ale which is exceedingly smooth and well balanced.

Hoppsbabo, Nov 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

cfalovo97, Nov 11, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

His_Royal_Hoppiness, Oct 30, 2012
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4.9/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Oh my word! This is very strong but unlike many strong beers it's not a sumo wrestler in a tutu. There is a lorry load of honey nut oaty caramel lushness spread over Granny's homemade fresh baked bread. Warm marmalade and hot cuddles. These flavours are powerful yet subtle and balanced the alcohol isn't just there for numbers but adds to the symphony and helps carry those heavy flavours. These brewers are artists and should be celebrated as such. The Tate gallery should have a Fuller's exhibition.
B G Score 97/100.

BeerGogglesReviews, Oct 02, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle served in a London Pride pint glass.

A: Pours a deep orange to amber color. Clear. Forms a big creamy and bubbled yellow head. Good retention and tons of lacings formed and left in the glass

S: Sweet and toffee. Fruity. Notes of grapes. Toffee, caramel malts, yeasts and flowery hops

T: Sweet upfront. Toffee, caramel malts and grapes. Fruity an bready. End is bitter with notes of citrus hops. English character

M: Medium body. Medium to low carbonation. Bittersweet aftertaste. British style hops profile

O: Excellent drinkability. Another great Fuller's specimens. Highly recommended :)

eduardolinhalis, Sep 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Molson2000, Sep 11, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Rich look with a reddish copper appearance and topped with a white, half centimetre head that has a foamy texture and disappears quite fast.

Rich, dry malts with a mix of caramel and toffee straight away, this was quickly followed by a strong fruity aroma that lingered in the background and gradually became more pronounced. Some alcohol but the spiciness of the beer covered most of this. The aroma was a strong one with applea, pear and biscuit.

A strong malt presence to start along with a taste of rich, creamy toffee and an accompanying caramel flavour. There is a fruity apple and pear taste too that is complimented by some spice and a linger, sweet taste of sugar.

Smooth with a medium to full body and a warming sensation when drank. The beer has a pleasant alcohol kick along with medium to low carbonation and a background sweetness.

An excellent beer and one that really packs a punch with a well hidden alcohol content for the most part and well balanced, complimentary flavours. A great beer for sipping away at.

flyingpig, Aug 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Jose9e, Aug 13, 2012
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MEP, Jul 04, 2012
Golden Pride from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
90 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.