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Mad Goose - Purity Brewing Co

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Mad GooseMad Goose

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BA SCORE
83
good

19 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 19
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Purity Brewing Co visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 04-28-2009)
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Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by tenesmus:
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tenesmus

United Kingdom (England)

3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle (bought at Webbs of Wychbold, of all places!) poured into a straight pint glass.

Appearance when poured is a yellow/straw coloured beer, the head lacks density and froths down into a light covering of foam, the beer looks highly carbonated on first show. A fine lacing decorates the glass as the beer goes down.

Marvellous aroma - fragrant with grassy, flowery hops. Taste is appealing, grapefruit and lemon dominance, with cleansing astringent bitterness. Malt undertones give a bit of structure but the feel is a little light, not helped by the (in my view) excessive carbonation.

Overall Purity have created a light and refreshing drink, and with moderate alcohol content, ideal for quaffing.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 21:11:09 | More by tenesmus
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innominat

Ireland

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-13-2014 16:58:43 | More by innominat
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Mr_Leeward

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

05-15-2014 12:26:10 | More by Mr_Leeward
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pknyc

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-16-2014 21:09:33 | More by pknyc
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

11-01-2013 15:17:17 | More by EmperorBevis
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dking1525

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

10-09-2013 04:54:31 | More by dking1525
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gutbucket2

United Kingdom (England)

3.39/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle. 4.2%abv. Golden, thick head, subsiding. Clear. A few rising bubbles. Aroma of citrus hop, grass. Medium bitterness and sweetness. Mouthfeel thin to oily, medium body. Lingering hoppy finish. Overall: a reasonable beer, quite bitter on the finish.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2013 10:48:49 | More by gutbucket2
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

06-24-2013 05:46:49 | More by Kirk
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Robert-Simmonds

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-12-2013 21:41:29 | More by Robert-Simmonds
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Tone

Missouri

3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, amber color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of dry hops, hint of citrus hops, sweet malt, and slight caramel malt. Fits the style of an English Pale Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of slight citrus hops, slight floral hops, sweet malt, and slight caramel malt. Overall, good appearance, feel, and blend.

Serving type: cask

09-27-2012 14:02:21 | More by Tone
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mnixon86

Ireland

4/5  rDev +9.6%

09-02-2012 20:14:37 | More by mnixon86
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BB 26/04/2013, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass. Notes: This bottle comes at 4.2%abv. instead of 5.0%abv.

A: red-pink-ish amber in colour, coming with semi-lively carbonation and a loosely-formed off-white head.
S: citric-fruity, peachy-floral and liquidy barley-candy-ish; a close sniff reveals deeper sour fruity notes. Fruity and hoppy on the nose in general, against a moderate backbone of pale malts.
T: a delicious swallow of zingy, citric and floral fruitiness upfront precedes a decent middle-taste of pale malts with a gristy character as well as solid hop bitterness, finishing dry and clean with more chewy bitterness lingering down the palate.
M&D: refreshingly carbonated, medium bodied, this balanced hoppy ale preserves traditional characters of an English Bitter (i.e. dry and bitter) with a modern twist of non-English hops. Refreshing and quaffable all in all.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 18:18:16 | More by wl0307
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.1/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pour is clear deep golden with a rather large compact white head that takes some time to dissipate into rather decent lacings.

S: Some buttery notes but also a metallic off-smell. Caramell malt, grainy and grassy. Floral hops and some mild bitter ones as well.

T: Buttery and nutty. Grainy and grassy. Caramell malt together with both floral and bitter hops. Some red apples and citric notes.

M: Aftertaste lingers with a nice dry bitterness. Body is medium and carbonation mild.

O: A basic English Pale Ale, nothing more, nothing less.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 17:59:59 | More by Evil_Pidde
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StJamesGate

New York

3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at Gunmakers, Clerkenwell, London.

Creamy head that sheets and bright orange-gold body.
Nose is lemony grassy hops with slight grainy/flour malts.
Bread crust malts with lemon barley water, then weak lemonade and cut grass hops. Lemon drop end.
Light to medium, soft and round, with some stick.

4.7% on cask, apparently; Cascade and Willamette for aroma.

Smooth, easy, gentle ale. Hops forward but muted. Slips down. And yet… too smooth (which is to say insubstantial) to be a real quencher.

Serving type: cask

06-20-2011 12:04:26 | More by StJamesGate
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into an elegant tall pint glass; enjoyed during intermission at the second-storey bar at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.

A: Clear medium amber body under a creamy, rocky white head. Terrific retention and light lace. Beautiful.

S: Floral + citrus hops, backed up by toasty, biscuity malt. Very crisp, but not especially compelling.

T: Nuttiness starts things off, with wonderfully dry, complex malt flavors leading to a clean, bitter, citrusy finish. Very refreshing.

M: Medium body with plenty of lively, prickly carbonation. A trifle harsh.

O: This is my third Purity beer (all three that are listed on BA), and it's yet another solid, enjoyable offering from them. Great balance, solid flavors, moderate intensity. Nothing outstanding, but eminently quaffable. Good stuff.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2011 16:25:29 | More by woosterbill
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Clembo1957

United Kingdom (England)

4.38/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favourite of the Purity Brews, clocking in at 4.2% ABV. Early bottle versions of the beer were 5% but bottle and cask are both now 4.2%

A light Copper Pale ale in appearence.

Brewed with Cascade and Willamette hops the beer has a very distinctive hoppy taste with a slightly acidic aftertaste that may not be to everyones liking, but definitely a beer i could spend all night drinking!

Brewed in Warwickshire, England the beer is now widely available in the Midlands and the bottled version is readilly available in supermarkets.

Serving type: cask

12-05-2010 21:37:27 | More by Clembo1957
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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On cask at the Roebuck in Southwark.

Nothing special to look at. Straw yellow, thin cask head. No lacings.

Nice hoppy nose, leaning towards pine.

A nice light grainy malt profile. Star of the show is some quite un-English hopping. Nice pine and citrus flavours standout, especially with the laid-back cask malt.

The cask was on fire, great smooth mouthfeel.

Could easily drink this all day. Wonderful on draught.

Serving type: cask

10-20-2010 13:51:25 | More by CanuckRover
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fullsweep

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 mL brown bottle poured into a pint glass, served cold.

I gave this straight 3's all the way across the board, as it is consistently average in the world of English pale ales. Nothing distinctive to set it apart from the pack, but nothing negative either (except its non-distinctness). I would certainly drink it again if offered one, but I won't go out of my way to purchase it again, unless it's a different format just to compare.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2009 11:32:08 | More by fullsweep
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brown 500ml bottle, best before 2nd June 2009 drank on my Pale Ale tasting day, late April 2009.

Poured into a UK pint sleeve glass.

A slightly hazy, fairly dull golden yellow liquid filled the glass, a white, firm foaming head sat on top, a few bubbles could be seen rising through the beer to settle on the underside of the head. The head thinned out a bit quick but it looked fine at the start of the tasting.

Good hoppy aroma (Cascade and Willamette), with a hint of a floral, apple blossom smell coming through as the beer warmed in the glass.

The taste was crisp, sharp and a bitter hoppy dryness, the bitterness coming from the third hops used (Hallertau).

The body was a bit thin, and the 5% alcohol content is hard to find. Having said that, it does go down very well and this brewery is fast becoming one I look for when visiting new beer stores and bars.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2009 18:36:17 | More by BlackHaddock
Mad Goose from Purity Brewing Co
83 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.