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Golden Pride | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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4.03/5
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197 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
England, United Kingdom
fullers.co.uk

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-20-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,181
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
197
pDev:
8.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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50
Gots:
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Appearance: Golden Pride pours a brown toned copper along with a umbra-to-white crown of circa 2" of height, it diminishes in a clearly visible manner, however, it leaves a lid on top of the brew which remains for quite some time.

Smell: Oh, interesting! Strong scents of butterscotch, a cream-like and pleasant roundness along with some acidic notes and an overall rum-like sense to it. Pretty darn powerful in my not so humble opinion!

Taste: Burnt malt characteristics linger on from beginning to the - not all too - bitter end. A slightly rough hop touch which brings forth the fruitier end of this brew. Finally we get a strong touch of, should I say pepper?!

Mouthfeel: Creamy and warming due to the high level of alcohol, low in carbonation.

Drinkability: Drinkable? You freaking bet, it's full in character resounding in smell and taste, and plenty of it will knock ya of yer boots - what more could you ask for?

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The bouquet is mellow with tones of dried fruit and even a little raisin. As the beer has settled in the glass, there is also a fair deal of smokiness. The taste is rather complex, with much hop bitterness and smokiness.

This is a beer that is meant to be savoured, like a fine brandy or whiskey. Even though I feel that some more variations in taste are left to be desired, it is still a fine brew.

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Appearance : amber color with a white foamy head.
Smell : malty with notes of wood and spices
Taste and mouthfeel : caramel flovours with strong alcohol presence, and malty after taste.
Drinkability : a very good beer in the style English Strong Ale (near Barley Wine style, 8,5% ABV)

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A - Coppery caramel brown with an average sized foamy white head. Really good retention, especially considering the ABV, that leaves a nice foamy layer of lacing.

S - Some caramel smelling malt serves as a springboard for golden fruit (particularly apple, but some pear too) and some floral and tea like hop aromas. A hint of honey in the background along with a hint of breadiness. Alcohol is just barely present.

T - Similar to the nose. Strong malt presences creates the base for this beer with a lot of caramel and bready flavors coming out. Interplaying with each other are golden fruit (apple, pear, golden raisin) and floral/tea hops. They wax and wane throughout the sip. Also present in the background is some honey, butterscotch, spiced, and nutty (more sweet than earthy) flavors.

M - Medium body with slightly above average carbonation. Pretty smooth.

D - Great drinkability. The alcohol is very well hidden and the flavors are well balanced and none of them overpower the others. Easy on the palate and pretty tasty (dangerously so for the ABV).

Notes: Best before 01/01/11. A solid beer that is a good example of an English Strong Ale. A touch on the sweet side, but it has enough to counterbalance that. Dangerously easy to drink given the ABV. It didn't necessarily blow me away, but it is definitely worth getting a deserve a place near the top as far as English Strong Ales are concerned.

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Golden Pride from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 197 ratings
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