BREWER: Purity Brewing Co., Warwickshire, England
STYLE: Pale Ale
VESSEL: 500ml brown bottle
DATE OF POST: 8th May 2020
I love the idea of a mad goose. Let’s be honest, geese are scary enough as is, but a mad one, well, that would be off the charts scary.
So, when you name a beer Mad Goose, you reckon it would be pretty off the charts. You know, like out there off the charts.
Trouble is, when you unleash this Mad Goose, it’s actually quite tame. Now, let us be clear, there ain’t nothing wrong with tameness. So many beers are perfectly good and happy in their tameness. But when you’re promised madness, you want madness.
MG isn’t bad. It’s just not amazing. It’s certainly not mad. For me, this is one I’d be happy to have if offered it again, but wouldn’t go out of my way to have.
Sammy’s Rating: 73%
Mad Goose is just a sensational name for a brew!! It really is!
Pint of Mad Goose Ralph my man..
Already started pouring when I saw you walk through the door Jymi boy…
Whether this beer is good or not it will never detract as to how good this name is. It’s not clever, it’s not fancy, it is brilliant.
Right, the illustration of our Mad Goose aside, the packaging has left me wanting a little. It’s not rubbish but it could certainly do with a little tidying up. Big fan of the Purity logo however.
To the main event…
Mad Goose Pale Ale is a great beer there is no doubt. This brew opens up with a slightly uninspiring nose but once sipped that worry falls right away. There is a lovely and smooth mouthfeel to MG, I almost want to say it’s soapy?! But honestly not in a bad way, if that is possible. There is plenty of flavour up front but it is the aftertaste that takes centre stage. Slowly slowly Mad Goose creeps to a fantastic bitter finish. Cracker.
This nutter of a bird is a great beer and I strongly urge those who spot to grab one… when in season of course.
Jymi’s Rating: 82%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 77.5%
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