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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17816) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle shared @ Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Hazy orange with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, yeasty, citrus and light spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 260712

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chanokokoro (138) - Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2012
750 ml bottle poured into a Jester King goblet/globe glass. Pours a hazy orangish gold capped by a bright white two and half finger head with a large amount of lacing present as the head recedes, great retention. This brew is extremely well-carbonated no extra effort will be needed in achieving an adequate head on the pour. The nose has fruit, floral, and grassy notes, and the distinctive smell of farmhouse yeast. Opens with a some fruit, a bit of citrus, apricot, and perhaps some peach which melds with earthy yeast and finishes dry. Average mouthfeel, abundant carbonation, fairly slick. The 9.6% is clearly evident with the alcohol present midpalate through the finish. I enjoyed this brew however it is quite boozy; so much so that I feel that some of the other important aspects of the brew were overshadowed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (4831) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 6, 2012
75cl bottle at Schouskjelleren (Shared by Arve_Christian - Thanks!). Pours hazy golden/amber with a white head. Malty and yeasty aroma with citrus, fruits and barnyard. Bitter and citric with barnyard notes. Very refreshing! (2012-08-02)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (7055) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2012
Hazy orange colour with a small off white head. Sour and fruity aroma. Complex but very well balanced flavour. Moderate sweet fruity, sour and bitter. Well hidden alcohol.
[Bottle at Schouskjelleren Mikrobryggeri in Oslo, Norway. Thanxx to Arve_Christian]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (4844) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2012
On 0,75 ltr bottle at Schouskjelleren. Golden color, slightly hazy , intense foam. aromas of fruit , some apples , funky yeast & autumn fruit. Full body € high complexity. Some sweetness & balancing bitterness + some sourness. Long lasting aftertaste. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Another fine beer from Jester king. Not my favorite style, but the spices and hops hide the alcohol well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7838) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 26, 2012
Bottle at the Beer Temple Amsterdam. Cloudy amber pour. Minor head, no lacing. Sour, uninspiring aroma. Taste much better. Would say more but ran out of beer! Rather expensive here in Holland at 20 Euros a bottle and probably not worth it, but nice to taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (11250) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2012
Bottle shared at Beer Temple. Pours hazy light brown with an off white head. Aroma is funky, fruits and citrus. Flavour is light to medium sweet and sour. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
deanso (9213) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2012
66cl bottle shared at beer temple. Thin white head. Hazy blond pour. Tastes off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2012
750ml from the Rare Beer Club. Honeyed pour, orange to copper, with a healthy carbonation and a slightly oily looking body. Nose of pert noble hops, considerable esters, and some candied malts. Mouthfeel a bit slick and even waxy in places, though the carbonation and somewhat dry finish relieves this impression a bit. To me, there was slightly too much yeast and malty sweetness for the beer to be truly balanced; I’d wanted more dry flavors, though others would surely find just the opposite to be the case. Still and all, a fairly enjoyable brew from JK.

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