Mad Meg Farmhouse Provision Ale | Jester King Brewery

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Mad Meg Farmhouse Provision AleMad Meg Farmhouse Provision Ale
BA SCORE
3.83/5
Very Good
621 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:
#12,839
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
621
pDev:
10.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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29
Gots:
152
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Ratings: 621 |  Reviews: 92
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

Photo of Jpepe08
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thumperskibum
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kylo76
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kuges
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AngusOg
3.26/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 1 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Maybe not fair to review this one since my bottle was chipped at the lip underneath the cap, i'm positive causing an improper seal. The beer was totally flat, had lots of white floaties, and probably affected taste some, although the taste wasn't bad at all. But the look of it along with it being flat (and a slight psychological fear of drinking glass chips) led this one to a rare drain pour after only a few sips. I was excited to find this one in SC due to Jester King being rare in these here parts, so needless to say this was a big dissappointment. If I ever get the chance to revisit this one, I would like to do so and edit my ratings.

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Photo of Juanbeez
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

750 mL bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Hazy orange body. Nice white head. Thick collar and good retention.

Smell - Interesting grain aroma. Light popcorn. Wheat. Some faint lemon and a strong yeast aroma.

Taste - The wheat is really strong. Less yeasty. Sweet malts. Sweet fruity flavor, too. Touch of stone fruit in the back end.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Good beer. Nothing elevates it over local options, but good.

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Photo of jhartley
3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Knapp85
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzeilinger
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sludgeman
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Batch #13, bottled on 9/8/14. Poured into a stemmed tulip.

This is saison is a bit more aggressive and one might say even harsher than a typical saison. Very hoppy but still within style. 3.75

A – Pours a hazy orange (note that sediment had been left in the neck of the bottle) with a white-white two finger fluffy head. Good carbonation. Excellent long lasting head with Belgian lacing. 4

S – Farmyard, spicy, faint cloves, citrus of lemon and orange. Fruitiness is not as evident as with other saisons (-). 3.75

T – Pale malts, some spiciness, good clean herbal hop profile, a hint of oranges and pears, and some mild sweetness in the middle. 3.75

MF – Medium light body, dry finish, bright (from the carbonation), minor metallic feel. 4.25

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Photo of DubJ7
3.1/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hoppy91
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrinkDrankPunk
3.11/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NHbeerguy
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.8/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Well-made farmhouse style ale. Kept head until bottom of glass. Great taste and nose.

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Photo of loganburgh
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of treznor
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mad Meg Farmhouse Provision Ale from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 621 ratings
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