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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 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (3125) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsquishee (638) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1698) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle. Hazy yellow color. The funk from the farmhouse yeast is the star here. It turned an okay beer into a great beer. I like what they’re doing at Jester King. Can’t wait for it to make it to Ohio.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2014
(bottle - 750 ml) Cloudy gold pour with a thick white head. Lots of yeast and spice and dry funk in the aroma. Flavor is the standard saison sweetness but counterbalanced by a funky dry finish with some spicy yeast notes. Normally not a fan of this style but the funk won me over.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (17284) - P´Castle, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2014
750ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldgelbes Bier mit sehr schöner großen Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig trocken fruchtig, würzig. Geschmack sehr malzig, intensiv würzig, belgische Hefe, leicht alkoholisch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
storskurk (125) - DENMARK - FEB 7, 2014
Syrlig og vild belgisk duft. Uklar og meget lys. Spicy belgisk gær og let syrlig og samtidig bitter. Kompleks. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swanmann (735) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Cloudy orange with ample, sticky eggshell colored foam. Aromas of apricot, banana, clove, black pepper, booze, and pine. The flavor is earthy and sweet with a bit of peppery spice; orange danish, lightly toasty with some caramel. Full bodied with mellow feeling carbonation and the palate holds up well; the finish is semi-sweet and bready with citrus and caramel. It’s an awesome, delicious farmhouse ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (1297) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Hazy yellow/ sunlight gold pour, 3 finger+ billowy white head. Nose is yeast, apples, and very lightly roasted grain. Bitter. Middle is effervescent carbonation, funky yeast, herbal coating of the tongue. Finish is dry and bitter. Have not matched this with food yet, but what a lovely sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1207) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy copper with a generous off-white head. Aroma is wood, raisin, plums, caramel, some funk and leather. Taste is moderate bitter and some malty sweetness. Pretty complex. Full bodied.

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