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



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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by Dan (danielnovak3) before the Cubs vs. Sox game. Served in a Bell’s tulip. A: Quite the gusher. We lost about 30% of the beer in a little under a second. Once we got it to calm down it was poured very carefully. The pour yielded a body with a cloudy orange color with golden yellow highlights. A large pure white head formed on the pour and receded slowly leaving behind some splotchy lace. S: Big fruity esters, spiced yeast and tart citric acid all make up the nose. There is a nice wheaty malt base, but the yeast and tart smells really dominate. T: The taste is much like the nose, but is more balanced out by the malt base. The yeast is a little spicier with some light pepper corn as well. There is a creamy berry sweetness in the there as well with some fruity alcohol and a tart finish. M: Medium bodied with a creamy middle and a drying finish. Semi tart finish. O: A little too big for my liking. I like my saisons a little less chewy, but it was solid all around. I would definitely lay this guy (or girl) down for a little while. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-28-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Pours almost clear rusty copper with a ton of carbonation and a big head that dissipates after a few. Spicy, fruity aroma with hints of clove, black pepper, kiwi, and fennel. Spritzy medium body is very peppery with a nice malty backbone and hints of cherry and prune. Finish is spicy and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjohnny (521) - - OCT 11, 2012
Fruity apricot aroma. Cloudy orangish gold with thick white head that lasts a little too long and leaves tons of lacing. Bready and fruity. Nice alcohol presence. Hints of Chardonnay. A little bit of bite with a sour/bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
MotherBrother (921) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle @ BBF 12. Pour slightly hazy chestnut-brown, with a small white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, slight acidic cherries, lemon-peel. Taste has some fruity sweetness, and some slight bitterness. (Faint hints of acid?) Average body, with a fizzy carb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12955) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2012
Boreft Beer Festival 2012. Cloudy amber with a small white head. Mild fruity aroma with a herbal touch. Dry and malty flavour with some peach and citrus and a herbal hoppy finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (4334) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2012
Tasted at the 4th BBF @ De Molen. Light copper pour. Creamy spicy fruity aroma. Bit bitter flavor, sweet malts and spicy. Somewhat full body, nice balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (6135) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Reddish amber color with a large off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruit, wheat malts, burnt toffee, grass, spicy yeast, and a bit of floral hops. Taste of citrus, caramel malts, wheat malts, bitter grassiness, and a lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Pours orange amber hazey with a huge creamy foamy white almost sandy head. The aroma brings sweet springy clean hops and bready notes. The flavor brings farmhouse yeast and the Saaz hops bitter and contrasting with boozy syrupy malts not working very well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (8023) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2012
From bottle at Borefts 2012. Pours hazy golden with a small creamy white head. Aroma is light funky, citrus and yeast. Taste is good herbal hops,well balanced, lingering bitter, liquorice and mint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (14282) - 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.

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