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Golden Pride | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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4.02/5
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196 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:
#4,334
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
196
pDev:
8.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 196 |  Reviews: 92
Photo of PorterThwarter
3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jisraelt
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robotiks
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yom
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FLima
3.67/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Intense amber copper color with a thick beige head with great retention.
Aroma with notes of apple juice, caramels, raisins and wood.
Flavor with notes of earthy and floral hops, caramel, slightly toasted malts, mild booze, apple juice, wood, orange marmalade, toffee and figs. Dry aftertaste ending with alcoholic notes, a sudden refresh and an increasing bitterness.
Full body with mild carbonation. Alcohol of 8.5% is felt, but it is a harmonic piece of its flavor.
Nice Barley Wine with fruity, caramel and woody notes. To drink it slowly to capture its complexity, though a bit cloying.

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Photo of Iaido
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brew_42
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenlee
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of qrazvan
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It has a nice smell and amber colour. You can sense the high alcohol content. A very good ale!

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Photo of hopley
4.56/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

• Look – 5.0 – Can’t get much better than this – Strong initial head that levels back to about half an inch after about 5 minutes. Then fades to a gloppy aggregation of artfully creative “inverse puddles”.
• Smell - - 4.0 – Can’t get much other than a tiny bit of sweet molasses.
• Taste 4.75 – Sweet syrupy molassassey goodness, but not overly heavy. Some bitterness towards the end balances the sweetness.
• Feel - 4.5 – Thick and solid, but not over the top in any respect – just right for the style / ABV.
• Overall - 4.75 – This is a great beer, very balanced, a definite classic.

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Photo of tux_alin
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marius
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vinicole
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Burnished copper. Lively carbonation but no head.
Mixed fruit and candied peel.
Sweet prunes, figs and malt. Some bitterness to finish.
Alcohol present (not surprising). Rich and filling.

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Photo of drmeto
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L:
-pours a clear copper-red with a medium,quickly dissipating,frothy,beige head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-caramel,toffee,plums,raisins,figs,strawberry,raspberry
T:
-Follows the nose
F:
-medium-full body,low-medium carbonation
-noticable alcohol,but not boozy
O:
Great Strong Ale.
This is basically a beefed-up 1845 ale

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful amber mahogany with orange highlights. Smell (thankfully) was not the wet cardboard I expected, but a lively malt, fruit, and English hops in the background. Taste is more towards a English strong ale, which is what I would probably categorize this as. Nice rounded bread malts, candied orange peel, light caramel, and just a small alcohol bite and lingering bitterness on the finish. Medium to full mouthfeel. Very nicely balanced. Very good beer.

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Photo of Lodisgrisen
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrazilianAussie
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyS
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris_Burton
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a very tasty ale! It pours a dark orange with minimal head. Smells of spicy, earthy hops and orange marmalade. Taste is rich and fruity, with caramelised orange and Christmas fruitcake. A malty forward beer, but with a mildly bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is rich and full. Overall this is close to perfect. Well done Fullers!

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Photo of TwiggyCZ
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KeyWestGator
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teddibrewski
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

What strong english ales aspire to.

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Golden Pride from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 196 ratings
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