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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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87
very good

447 Ratings
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Ratings: 447
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 22
Gots: 99 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
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Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
“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.

(Beer added by: elNopalero on 01-27-2012)
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Poured from the bottle into a medium sized snifter glass.

Deep thick and super creamy white to vanilla colored head. A good clump and cream sticky clingyness as well, with a simple opaque peach orange body. Minimal carbonation, a little frozen in appearance but the head makes up for it along with a solid pretty color. Great looker for a saison.

Classic notes of booming brett funk quality. Mild sour dough sensing a bit, hints of dry earthy spices, sage, thyme. Fresh and clean and impressive.

Palates first sip really hits well. Crisp with a good amount of density, but falls a bit to some stinging novocaine qualities on the finish. Mid palate give lots of brett heat, and a sharp stone fruit but quits after a bit until further sips resume. Repeats bring a bit more burn. but finding apricot and some juiced tropic character does come forth.. Sharp, big and a bit hot. with a big stomach alcohol warmth.

Overall a good saison, but feels like it's about to go overboard and a little out of control. Much of the impressive aromas don't also translate as well on the palate unfortunately.

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Mad Meg Farmhouse Provision Ale from Jester King Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 447 ratings.