Mad Meg Farmhouse Provision Ale - Jester King Brewery
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Reviews by jlindros:
3.55/5 rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Thanks to ApostleBrewing as well as dcloeren for this one.
Pours a ridiculous creamy 3+ finger head that takes up 2/3 of the glass, many small bubbles popping makes it fade at a med pace, some lacing, hazy honey nectar orange color.
Nose brings some sweet malts, a golden malt, light hay and wheat like, plenty fruity between orange zest and light lemon as well as fruity Belgian esters with apple and pear, light booze like phenols, very green rind aroma, hints if spices.
Taste starts with grainy malts, toasted wheat and hay, no funk at all... lots of Belgian malts, golden like but sweet syrupy and candy. Then fruity flavors, apple and pear esters again, orange peel and lemongrass, a light fruit candy like jolly Rancher, tons of carbonation makes it hard to even get the flavor. The sweet candy turns to booze warmth and tingle and light phenols, little yeasty flavor, and faint saison spices. Finish is sweet and sticky, lingering orange peel and light spices, more tingly booze, light fruits and candy lingering.
Mouth is med to a bit bigger bodied, some warming tingly booze and way too much carbonation.
Overall not a winner for then, maybe my least fav beer so far from JK. No real saison flavors except hints of spices and lemony flavors now and then, no funk, very light on the grassy straw flavors, too boozy, too much candy and Belgian golden sweet malts, too sweet for that matter, etc. This was much more like a Belgian strong ale with some wheat, but I would hardly call it a saison.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2013 14:01:19 | More by jlindros
More User Reviews:
3.86/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
750 poured into a tulip glass
A- Looks like OJ. Nice heavy, three finger head that's white and foamy. Looks amazing
S- Sweet funk. Malts, honey, biscuit, hay and lemon grass. Yeast stands out big in this one. Lots of esters.
T-Spice and funk. Honey finish with a crisp dry factor, oak. Some hop bitterness. Agin the yeast stands out the most.
M- Good for the style. Lots of activity but still smooth.
O- A good sasion/farmhouse ale. JK does great things, although not my favorite style I feel they did a great job.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 23:46:09 | More by NCalement
Mad Meg Farmhouse Provision Ale from Jester King Brewery
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