Growler Brewery Gladness (4.2%)

GladnessI like Madness.
For me they are my youth, my Top Of The Pops, my school discos.
Not a band I was a fan of per se, but a band that were always there and that I couldn’t help but like (even while buying Motörhead LP’s).
So, Madness have made a beer with Growler and it’s supposed to be Mad – an ale that tastes like a lager.
As a concept I find the idea slightly less than mad – a Golden Ale with Tettnang and Saaz hops.
It pours a decent enough gold, but there’s next to no aroma apart from a watery caramel.
And there’s very little to the flavour.
A soft as a whisper biscuit and burned sugar and then some lightly spicy floral hops that feel and taste very thin indeed.
The finish is watery and a bit insipid.
One Step Beyond?
More like a step short of the mark.
Madness’ Gladness is Badness.

Source: Best Of British Beer

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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2 Responses to Growler Brewery Gladness (4.2%)

  1. Stu Cook says:

    Awwww cmooooon! Its not bad at all. ! A pleasure to drink in my view. Goes down beautiful…similar to Madness music . 🙂 ….and beautifully packaged with the old fez on the label. Bought 24 bottles of this gem and my friends have tried and tested. I’m no professional beer taster but Hey You! sometimes it takes a few mates and a football match to decide if its any good. Well done Madness…

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