Mad Goose | Purity Brewing Co

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Brewed by:
Purity Brewing Co
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BlackHaddock on 04-28-2009

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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of hopsputin
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a: clear amber color with a thin white head

s: grass, earthy hops, crackers, berries, dough

t: crackers, some bitter herbs, berries, dough, light caramel malts. the finish is a bit bitter

m: on the lighter side, with a hint of fizz

o: one of the more bitter cask ales i've had. if you're looking for a maltier beer, this may not be for you. i think this has a nice balance though, and is easy to drink

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Photo of pcbnumber1
3.34/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of windowside
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steverx8
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TGS
3.27/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Roguer
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tried on real ale in Scotland.

Nice aroma: barley, citrus, sweet yeast, pine.

Flavor falls a little flat. Spicy yeast melds with bitter hops and grainy barley.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kamilgracki
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tonecoleman
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tried on draught and bottle. A good example of an English Pale Ale.
Got an initial flavour of light malt and caramel which was nicley offset by a well balanced bitter finish. A nice easy drinking drinking session ale with just enough to keep you interested after the first couple...Nice glass too!

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Photo of charlatan
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%

Down to 4.2% on cask at 'spoons.

Amber colour with a slightly chalky, lemon to tangerine nose. The taste is a combination of early caramel and later tangerine. Quite a rich flavour and getting a fairly high mark for a caramelly beer from me.

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Photo of Howlader
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of innominat
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Mr_Leeward
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of pknyc
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an amber body with big foaming white head that retreats but keeps the surface covered
Nice aroma of pepper and copper
Citrusy hops run along cracker bitter finish

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Photo of dking1525
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of gutbucket2
3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

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Photo of Kirk
2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of Robert-Simmonds
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Tone
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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Photo of mnixon86
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of wl0307
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of tenesmus
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.11/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

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Photo of StJamesGate
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.

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Mad Goose from Purity Brewing Co
Beer rating: 50% out of 100 with 30 ratings
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