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Mad Meg Farmhouse Provision Ale - Jester King Brewery

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Mad Meg Farmhouse Provision AleMad Meg Farmhouse Provision Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

464 Ratings
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Ratings: 464
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 25
Gots: 107 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
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Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: elNopalero on 01-27-2012

“Provision Ale” is a rough translation of the French term “bière de provision“, which was sometimes used to describe special beers that were suitable for extended storage and aging. Brewed from relatively simple, straightforward ingredients, Mad Meg is golden colored and quite strong, at over 9% ABV. Its palate intertwines delicate farmhouse esters with earthy, spicy hops and clean malt flavors. The name “Mad Meg”, refers to a peasant woman from Flemish folklore, also known as “Dulle Griet” or “Dull Gret”, who leads an army of women to pillage hell. She’s famously depicted in Pieter Brueghel the Elder’s 1562 painting by the same name.
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Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mcwill51
3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Batch 10 October 2013 bottle poured into a tulip. Huge foamy white head on pour that dissipates ever so slowly. Light apricot in color that isn't quite translucent but not cloudy either. Good looking farmhouse. Nose is Bretty and yeasty with some bitter fruitiness (grapefruit, stone fruit?) in there as well. Solid but not amazing. Taste is heavy on the bready malts with some fruitiness and mild Brett. No tartness whatsoever. This one is strangely malt heavy for a farmhouse but I suppose that could be the age on it. Mouthfeel is also weird for the style, being low carbonation and almost creamy. Lingers a long time and is almost sticky and coating to the palate, which is the opposite of what I expected (dry, crisp, clean finish). Overall, despite the above I still enjoy this beer. I would rate it a 3.5 overall. The look is great, nose average, taste average (if stylistically a bit off), and mouthfeel is below average. Not a bad beer by any means just doesn't match what I expected from the style and I wonder how differently a fresh bottle would drink. Will have to make it a point to look for one for comparison.

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3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.31/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.32/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Mad Meg Farmhouse Provision Ale from Jester King Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 464 ratings.