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

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RATINGS: 205   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (7210) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2012
Draught @ Borefts 12. Hazy orange color, virtually no head, just a slight off-white lacing. Smell sourness, dusty and lightly yeasty. Taste malts, balanced sourness, lightly sour apple, and some fruits. Medium body, slightly syrupy texture, low to medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 5, 2012
Botella. Amber colour, hazy. White head, medium. sweet aroma, fruit and spice. Good mouthfeel. Sweet flavour, fruit, spice and malt, good bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2807) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle @ 4th Borefts 2012. A hazy orange/yellow colored beer, with a white head. The aroma of malt, fruits like mango and some hops. The taste is fruity sweet with hop bitter. The aftertaste is pleasant sweet and bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4291) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle @ Borefts 2012. The pour’s deep amber with a small head. The nose is funky belgian yeast, some brett and lemon. The taste is sweet barnyard yeast, more tart lemon peel, some peach. Light vinous notes. Sweet esters. Smooth, supple. OK, but not Jester King’s best.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (3530) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2012
750 ml. bottle - sampled @ Borefts 2012 - hazy orange amber with creamy white head - smell is lightly funky and full of fruits, lightly tropical, tad spices - taste is sweet peaches, apricots. lightly funky and white bread yeast, tad tropical and citrus, ending lightly sour, funky with spices - mellow bodied - added touches of light farmhouse nature made it work - this is fine sutff

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RoyB (17) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle at borefts 2012. I really loved this one. Pours a dense white head and shows a deep orange cloudy color. Aroma and palate remind of tropical fruit, wheat, citrus fruits and hops. Taste was a very balanced bitterness, subtle sweetness and sourness. Very refreshing! -RoyB, Amsterdam

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle at Borefts. Hazy light amber color, large white head. Aroma of lemon rind and grapefruit. Taste is slightly sour tropical fruit. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (13911) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2013 bottle at de molen 2012 ... hazy amber ... thin white head ... soft floral zezty hop nose ... big bitter hop linger ... zezty fruitts... orange and grapefruit ... little more bitter than id like Bottle at home... Hazy amber... Thin white head... Soft pepper funky nose... Zezty tart fruits... Juucy fruits... Zezty orange... Big body... Same batch as above... Very nice 3.9

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
videofrog (57) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2012
From Notes, 4/23/12: Poured a 750ml bottle into a Jester King snifter. First batch directly from the brewery. A: Cloudy burnt orange with a fluffy white head that settles into a ring that laces down the glass nicely. S: Citrus up front, barnyard, faint malt sweetness. Some spiciness as well. T: Follows the nose, except everything is more pronounced. Citrus in the beginning, maltiness in the middle, slightly bitter hops in the finish. M: Medium and perfect for the style. O: This is the best offering by Jester King since Black Metal. Gets better as it warms up. I can’t keep my nose out of this one, as it smells amazing. Definitely a sipper to be enjoyed with a meal. If you want a widely available comparison, Boulevard’s Tank 7 would be it. At the risk of sounding like a TX homer, I believe Mad Meg surpasses it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (3783) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
Borefts 12. Very hazy orange with a decent white head. Smells weird. A bit chemical, fruity, thin. Tastes way sweeter than expected, fruity, but still a bit watery. Thin body, fizzy carbo.


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