Mad Meg Farmhouse Provision Ale | Jester King Brewery

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610 Ratings
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Mad Meg Farmhouse Provision AleMad Meg Farmhouse Provision Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
jesterkingbrewery.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

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.

Added by elNopalero on 01-27-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
610
Reviews:
89
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.31%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
143
For Trade:
15
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1.98/5  rDev -49%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.25

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2.67/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Not my style of beer.

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2.7/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

way to boozy for this style. No or little funk. Boozy taste gets in the way to much for the beer to taste good

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2.76/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to texasclimber for the bottle.

Pours bright orange with a sticky 2 finger head leaving good lacing down the glass.

Smells like dirty laundry. Dank aroma with some big Belgian spice notes. A little alcohol and some malt sweetness.

Big bold spice flavor. Belgian yeast seems to dominate any subtle flavors. There is also heat from the alcohol with some floral and pepper notes as well. All over the place and not particularly pleasant.

Medium body and carbonation.

Weird beer and not to my liking at all. No elements of funk at all which is how I prefer my saisons. Complete spice bomb and the higher ABV isn't hidden well.

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2.77/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

batch 10. october 2013 8.9% abv. poured from bottle into tulip. nice fluffy white foam. doesnt smell very funky. doesnt taste very funky. i was disappointed in this beer. i will be avoiding mad meg and her lame flavors. glad to try it though.

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2.81/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Apparently my rating is an outlier, so here is the review.

4oz draft at JK in their wine glass

Beer is harsh and astringent, nothing gentle about this one. the 9.6 abv is very apparent and there is little saison/farmhouse funk to appreciate. Overall, and in comparison to the other things at the brewery, this is gross. Way in your face with little value

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Mad Meg Farmhouse Provision Ale from Jester King Brewery
3.88 out of 5 based on 610 ratings.
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