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Jester King Mad Meg Farmhouse Provision Ale (Batch 1-9)

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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Mad Meg is simple in terms of ingredients with French pilsner malt, wheat, a touch of caramunich and acidulated malt, Czech Saaz hops and our farmhouse yeast. It is golden colored and quite strong at over 9% ABV. The palate intertwines delicate farmhouse esters with earthy, spicy hops and clean malt flavors.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (1697) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2014
Bottle 750 ml at home, into a tulip. Batch 8, March 2013, ABV 8.9% Bright and sunny golden yellow colour on a light hazy body, with a tall and thick snow white head. Good retention, medium lacing left behind, nicely formed. Aroma of clear malts and grassy hops, light wheat, floral notes. Taste of grains, hops, nice fruity notes of peaches, pepper, flowers, quite bitter on the aftertaste. Very good, makes you reach for another sip rather quickly. Medium thin body, good carbonation with a bite, mildly dry palate. Overall very good, more like a saison in my book rather than Belgian ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (11786) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
Cloudy, yellow, very spicy, earthy, good malts up front on the nose. Well-rounded, lots of malt, restrained yeast character and some spice, really nice balance. Really nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (2006) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle - Batch 9 - Tropical fruit and grass, almost like a Tripel. Cloudy gold with a frothy white head. Fruity yeast, straw, grassy bitterness and a long finish. I can appreciate it but not my thing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (1576) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle, extra in a recent trade. Shared at Jeff’s. Pours hazy gold with a medium fizzy head that fades away normally. Aroma has a lot of fruity esters and yeast with some mild berries, grass, and wood. Taste brings in some spicy noble hops to mix with wood, yeast, and fruit. Fairly sweet as well. Interesting beer to try but not something I would go back to very often.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
curepute (122) - New York, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Pours a hazy golden/light orange color with a two finger white head. Aroma has apple, yeast, malty, dry earth. Taste has a good level of bitterness, oranges, earthy malts, lemon, spicy, farmhouse funk. Well balanced and dry. Finishes malty, yeasty with a little booze. Not bad

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Balazs (750) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2014
From notes. Poured golden, with a small off-white foam. Mostly fruity nose. Orange peels, grapefruit, hay, raisins, hints of grass in the aroma. Slightly sour, almost salty. Medium, with a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lukaduke (1737) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Pours a golden color with two fingers of fizzy foam. The nose is lots of rustic grain, yeasty esters and some earthy must. The palate follows the nose with lots of doughy heavy grain notes with underlying yeasty esters, traces of bitter citrus rind, grassy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (1167) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Jason! Pours an almost fully opaque orange & amber color with a slowly fading, off-white chunky head that leaves some sheety lacing behind. Aroma is full of peppery spice & phenols. Plenty of farmhouse yeast... very spicy. Some pear-like fruity esters buried deep with a bit of dirt & earthiness in the finish. Taste has a woodsy, tree-bark essence up front, followed up by heaps of dry farmhouse yeast & cotton blanket funk. Super yeast, spicy, & very woody. Like licking a barnyard wall... There’s also quite a bitter hop sting on the palate in the finish. Sharp, dry, medium carbonation. While not bad, it’s a little too over the top woodsy & spicy for my preferences overall. Still decent, but probably my least favorite Jester King beer to date.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsquishee (570) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Hefeweizen nose of banana, citrus, and clove. Cloudy straw color with a large, frothy head. Tastes sweet and bitter-spiced with a very dry finish. Flavors of bitter esters, black pepper, yellow grapefruit, and lemon. Pretty good. Very complex!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1445) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle from Proof. Deep golden color pour with a rocky white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast phenols, earth, clove spices, touches of citrus acidity and dough malt. Palate is rich and slightly chewy with similar flavor as the nose. Smooth carbonation with no noticeable alcohol. Very nice.


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