Mad Meg Farmhouse Provision Ale | Jester King Brewery

Mad Meg Farmhouse Provision AleMad Meg Farmhouse Provision Ale
BA SCORE
72.4%
Liked This Beer
3.83 w/ 617 ratings
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
Ranking:
#11,457
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
617
Liked:
447
Avg:
3.83/5
pDev:
10.44%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
152
Trade:
16
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Ratings: 617 |  Reviews: 91
Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey3236
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jamato14
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kristougher
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Inglewood
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Westmalle318
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dinkel
3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BillRoth
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zero_signal
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paresis
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkleu357
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

I had this right after Pliny, which probably wasn't the best idea. Nice hazy straw body. Very complex aroma. Hints o barnyard, citrus, sweets. Taste was similar. Mildly sour. Tons of sweet citrus taste. Probably missing a lot of the complexity since I just drank Pliny, but still appreciate the beer.

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Photo of Zomdust
2.7/5  rDev -29.5%
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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Photo of tbryan5
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of vermilcj
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 7Sport
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stew
4.29/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tanktizzo
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tommo
2.81/5  rDev -26.6%
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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Photo of ERMAHGERD
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Imperial_Sapient_Groat
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sourdog
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Anatole
2.67/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Not my style of beer.

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Photo of Matt141
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.13/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Mad Meg Farmhouse Provision Ale from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 72.4% out of 100 with 617 ratings
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