Mad Meg Farmhouse Provision Ale | Jester King Brewery

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617 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:
617
Reviews:
91
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
150
For Trade:
16
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Ratings: 617 |  Reviews: 91
Photo of Stolenface1
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden/copper color with foamy head and nice lacing. Retention is there. Aroma of malt, wheat, slight clove, white pepper, booze. Flavor follows the aroma and tastes like a somewhat boring saison. There are slight tannic notes from the barrel. The feel is on the light end of medium, with a slight creaminess. Overall, probably the least favorite beer I've had from Jester KIng.

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Photo of rjcoy06
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of enrique_m
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

poured this golden colored brew into my st feuillien glass it gave me about 3 inches of head. the smell of this brew is light and it has a faint citrus smell. the taste is like a belgian with a bit of hay and it has a tannic finish. this brew is well crafted and overall it is a good brew to have on a hot day.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Josholson666
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SunglassesJoe
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Awesome beer. I had it on location and the bartender asked if I wanted the "normal" or the "funky". Obviously went for the funky and was not disappointed. Never tasted anything like it. Highly recommend if you can find it.

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Photo of swanfungus
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tkrane
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mig100
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Coorsy
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lukebell15
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryanhooks81
2.77/5  rDev -28.8%
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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Photo of Jhavey
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Fabiand
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mortarforker
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

True to the style and another great offering from Jester king!

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy golden color with a very thick foamy head. Head retention is great. Lacing is excellent! Nice Belgian yeast aroma but more of a slight farmhouse aroma to it. The Brett is evident. There is some good citrus and slight spice to it. Nice smooth Belgian Brett farmhouse taste. Smooth, slight citrus, some hay, slight hoppy bitterness and spice at the end. Good all around feel, flavor and balance. Medium bodied with good carbonation and slight astringency to the end.

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Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Honeybourne
4.47/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of cgrunin
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jentex
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Mad Meg Farmhouse Provision Ale from Jester King Brewery
3.89 out of 5 based on 617 ratings.
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