Madog's Ale by Purple Moose Brewery


Purple Moose's very own Bitter, Madog's Ale, is named after Porthmadog's Founder, William Alexander Madocks. A decent session bitter.


Type: Bitter
ABV: 3.7%
Brewery: Purple Moose Brewery

Madog's Ale is Purple Moose's attempt at an old fashioned Bitter. Named after the founder of the Brewery's hometown of Porthmadog, William Madocks.

Madog's Ale is Purple Moose's attempt at an old fashioned Bitter. Pouring, there's a decent one finger head. The colour is a reddish brown hue. On the nose there's a predominant bitterness with some slight floral notes.

When it came to the actual taste, I found there to be some caramel, toast and a back end of raisins.

I find that Madog's Ale is quite powerful when it comes to the bitterness at the end palate. However, the more I drank my way through Madog's Ale, the better it got. Possibly, just possibly, this could be a good session beer. At 3.7% ABV, it could be well be.

I'm a fan of the Purple Moose range of Beers. Both Glaslyn Ale and Dark Side of the Moose are excellent brews, worthy of being heralded as possibly the best in it's class. However Madog's Ale doesn't hit the heights of the other Purple Moose beers. So, Madog's Ale, a decent Bitter, but not for my taste buds. But who's to say it's right up your street?

See: Red Brown

Smell: Bread

Taste: Caramel, Raisins, Toast

Final Score:
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
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