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



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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (10326) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Very farmhouse and high abv and highly drinkable. Hazy coloured body. Wafting farmhouse. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2544) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2014
From notes. Tasted some time near the summer of 2012 from a capped 750mL bottle that I obtained from the Rare Beer Club. Pours hazy orange with a thick off-white head that leaves thick, rocky lace. The nose is citrus orange, caramel, corn bread, and some spicy yeast. The flavor is a touch of sweet, caramelized orange peel up front, moving to the corn bread malt and finishing with some spicy yeast and bitterness. The body is medium with average, smooth carbonation, and a long spicy and malty corn bread finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Serving: Bottle from State Line Liquors. Hazy dark yellow with a small white head. Yeast, coriander, a touch of white pepper, and a little funk in the nose. The tartness provides a nice balance to the light malt notes. Lemon pith, hay, and yeast flavors blend well ending with a slight spicy touch. Well made.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (5165) - Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
750, this one sat around for a while and now it was a brett bomb, it was ok just a super dry over the top brett monster, nothing else

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2014
750ml bottle from hops and pie Denver. Pours a golden yellow with an off white head. Slight citrus Belgian yeast and grass taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bellco33 (534) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Poured from a bottle into tulip: Pours golden with a decent white head. Aroma is malty, peppery, slight citrus fruit, resin, and funk. Taste is very boozy, lots of funk, hops, and malt sweetness. There is a lot going on with this beer and the flavors aren’t playing well together. Beer gets boozier as it warms up. Medium body, medium carbonation, really harsh. Meeh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (6232) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle (75 cl) from Systembolaget. Hazy golden, large white head. Earthy, peppery, boozy some faint tropical fruits. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2529) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of grain and straw, lemon for the hops, barnyard for the yeast, with honey and coriander in the background. Head is average size, fizzy, white with fair lacing and is mostly diminshing. Color is muddy, light to medium amber. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes moderately acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is medium, watery, with a lively to fizzy carbonation and a dry finish. Nice Belgian Strong Ale with great flavor and feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2014
sample @ home, thanks veliempojot!
Musty aroma with spices and soapy citrus. Flavour is rather spicy and somewhat odd with citrus and clove. Also some alcohol-like off-flavour and funky yeasty tones behind the spices. A bit too spicy to be enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (5554) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2014
750ml bottle [batch #8]. Hazy golden colour with huge, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Mild peppery spicy, yeasty aroma, vaguely fruity background in apricot and peach direction. Taste is slightly fruity, apricot and peach again, mild peppery spicy, yeasty notes and some bitter hop are responsible for a minimally biting, otherwise soft palate with fine pored carbonation.

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