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

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RATINGS: 206   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (4833) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Pours a turbid gold with a fluffy, lasting head - nicely rustic nose of hay, wildflowers, honey, lightly musky brett, bright acids - very soft and creamy carbonation in the mouth - medium body, fairly light, hiding the alcohol very well until the finish, why a moderate warmth arrives - sadly, the flavor has a lot of dull, neutral yeastiness to it that covers up a lot of the complexities of the beer - fairly dry for the abv - flavors of straw, wheat - spicy, peppery phenols, some rustic basement notes - somewhat unrefined brett funkiness brings a mixed bag of pleasant and off notes (a little bit of sulpher and egg shell in the mix of otherwise pleasant and subdued wildness) - warming finish starts to get stronger as the beer warms - a lot of potential, but a bit muddled and doesn’t seem to know what it wants to be when it grows up.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LomYst (480) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
@borefts 2012 rough looking murky liquid, earthy hops indeed, citrus.. sweet/sour subtle balance... long warming finish

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2614) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Pours a thick , well retained ivory head, with some lacing, over a hazy light amber (SRM 10) body.....nose is light fruits with peach, hints of apricot, floral honey tones, light hop spice......taste is lightly sweet to start, with floral, light fruit tones including hints of peach and other stone fruits, slight citrus, allspice notes, finishing with a light hop bitterness.....mouth feel medium, alcohol warmth present, carbonation makes a pleasant tingle, with light acid. This is a bit of a twixed and between beer. It is at the intersection of Triple, Golden Strong, Dark Strong. It is technically well done, tastes good, but it is a melange of aromas and flavors that do not mesh into any particular style. BJCP 7/3/13/5/6

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle @SBWF 2013
Hazy golden color, small white head. A bit grainy, fruity aroma. Medium-bodied. Grassy, sweet mango fruity, some alcohol, light vinegar. Balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (3030) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2013. Fruity and earthy smell and an aged aroma that reminded me of an old attic. Similar fruity taste with some apple peels. A bit harsh and hard to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Azand222 (170) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle pours as hazy yellow with a thick foamy white head. The aroma is a citrus yeast. The taste is hoppy and wheaty, overall pretty good. Smooth with a medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3705) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Rated at BTBF 2012 (Backlog). Hazy light amber appearance with a large off-white head. Aroma is tart with note of bread dough, citrus and yeast. Taste is of citrus, light funk, bread and spicy hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gowdy (727) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle at Craig’s house. Quite cloudy. A darker golden colour. Not quite as thin as expected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2051) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
A: Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Some Lacing S: Apples, Grassy, Pears, Mild Black Pepper T: Apples, Black Pepper, Pears M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Spicy, Mildly Drying Overall, a pretty nice ’sessionable’ saison, nice spicy, fruit profile.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle at Söder om Småland, Malmö
Cloudy deep blond color with generous compact head. Some aroma of spices and plastic, lightly fruity. Dry mouthfeel, spicy, some fruitiness; correct bitterness; sweet oranges.
Not bad, but not exciting, compared to better products from Jester King.


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