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

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RATINGS: 193   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbeatty (948) - New York, USA - NOV 17, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2012 Bottle, 11/17/2012. Pours hazy, dark burnt orange, huge fluffy head, lasting retention. Aroma a cloud of fruity yeast-light pear, citrus, slightly tropical- biscuit malts and grassy hops, more berry notes in the end. Taste moderately sweet straw malts, sharp bitter herbal noble hops, clover and dry peppery yeast. Medium body, overly carbonated. Alright, but perhaps too bitter and herbal, not enough balance. Re-rate 12/2/2012: second bottle much more balanced, more malts to balance, enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (3705) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Draft. The look is cloudy, orange in color, and had a nice foamy, white head. The smell is very fruity, nice, yeast, spice, and yeast. The taste is sweet and sour, orange, peels, and very yeasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steasy66 (804) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Apricot with huge white head. Funky citrus and mango aroma. Taste is sweet and funky. Medium Carb.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2012
750ml bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Pours a cloudy, deep orange-gold colored body with an inch thick, dense, creamy and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is big, soft florals with some pears and a light citrus note. A light grass and earth with a somewhat grainy, crackery, pleasant pale maltiness and slightly spicy and dry from the yeast. Flavor is similar. Fairly spicy and herbal from the yeast up front with some floral pears, grass, esters, earth, and a few citrus notes. Lightly sweetened pale malts offer a nice balance before this finishes yeasty and spicy with a moderate, grassy and earthy bitterness, some citruses, a few florals, and clean malt backing. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a softer, medium-high carbonation. Overall, a nicely done, bigger Belgian styled beer. Fairly spicy with a nice floral backing, but well balanced with a solid, lightly sweetened pale malt backing. Good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerproject (129) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Aroma is earthy, sweet and a touch of alcohol. Taste is smooth bitterness, carmelly sweet malts, alcohol and a touch of spicy belgian yeast.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hoppyhead12 (12) - Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Poured from bottle. Cloudy golden color, with thin white head, little lacing. Smells of rich floral notes. Perfect balance of malty and hoppy, sharp kick of orange and citrus. Nutty-almond after taste. Great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1274) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2012
A sweet floral nose with hints of yeast, spice, and a tartness. A cloudy orangish amber pour with frothy, mostly lasting, off-white head and medium lacing. There is initial hay/straw taste followed by a slight sweetness and a hint of spice and alcohol in the finish. There also seemed to be a pleasing citrus note in the mix. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Dry and quick. To me, overall, not a typical Belgion Strong Ale, but I liked it all the same. It had a Saison quality that I think would complement many different dishes.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Served in a Jester King goblet. Too much body and alcohol. Isn’t all that yeast forward either. Strange character coming from the use of Noble hops; seems like they used way too many and they didn’t last long. Not impressed with the concept or execution.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (1875) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2012
On tap @ BBf 2012. Hazy orange with a small white head. Sour with fruity notes. Malt, fruit,hops and bitterness. Medium to full body with a bitter sweet after taste.

3.4
   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


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