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Terrapin Maggie's Farmhouse Ale - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Maggie's Farmhouse AleTerrapin Maggie's Farmhouse Ale

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88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 11
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Side Project #7.

(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 05-22-2009)
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2.9/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours into my glass a somewhat cloudy yellow orange with a small white head that doesn't hang around very long. Seems a bit limp in the glass. Aromas of crisp grains along with lots of phenolic character. Coriander and lemon zest along with a soapy, floral scent that is somewhat off putting to me personally. A bit spicy, but overall muddled.

First sip brings smooth crisp grainy malts with a touch of creaminess. Abrasive phenolic character with an overwhelming dose of soapy floral flavors. Coriander and lemon zest with a touch of spiciness. A bit too much residual sweetness as well...just can't get into this one at all...bleh.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side with fast moving carbonation. A wee bit watery honestly and unfortunately I just could not finish this one. The flavors didn't work for me at all here.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2010 05:12:57 | More by orbitalr0x
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

12-14-2013 15:24:13 | More by DerrickW
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New Jersey

3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a one-finger white head.

S: Slightly sour grass, with a whiff of spice.

T: Initially a little sweet, but then the tart lemon-like sourness kicks in. Refreshing on a summer day, but overall, not a very complex beer. The aftertaste is a lingering sourness.

M: The body is light, but the carbonation brings out a refreshing note.

D: Not a stellar example of a saison, but it's reduced complexity could be a key to drinkability. However, I'd personally prefer a bit more in the way of esters or "funk". The sourness was refreshing, but more in line with a Berliner Weisse than a saison to me.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2010 01:56:54 | More by speter
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3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow. Thin head with light lacing. Notes of grass, fruit, herbs and a lite note of spice. Light body and a mildly dry finish. Nothing spectacular, but pretty easy drinking. I typically love the Terrapin Side Projects, but this one just wasn't what I hoped it would be.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2010 19:45:19 | More by nerdrocker101
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another side project sent my way courtasy of gford.

Poured from the brown gold tin wrapped bomber, hrad at first, but realizing this thing was a foamer...poured soft, creating about an inch of white head. Receding sort of quick and leaving a thin collar and cap of retention.
Thin legs of lace line the glass. Color is a bright golden golden, darker yellow. Transparent but providing bright color when held to light.
Aroma is light, but what I do smell is dried hay, a little bit of bready funk, just a wiff of tart fruit along with it a bit of malty grain.

Taste is also a bit lacking at first, until it warmed things changed a bit. Spice and funky bready tones upfront with a touch of sweetness. Pears, lemon zest and a little bit of spice and some things nice. Finishing quite a bit more dry as well as picking up more flavors of the tart fruit and lemon zest.

Mouthfeel is a little slick, a good amount of carbonation zing.

Overall not impressed, although it sure beats a Bud.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2010 03:00:11 | More by Buebie
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South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I don't wanna work on this farm no more. The house is yellowish gold, there's little head and no lacing.
I work hard in these here fields every day, and this diet don't never change. A green apple I pull from a branch hanging over into the cotton field from Old Man Willard's... green apples, lots of them. Clean flavour, that. The occasional pear too. Then maggie only feed me crackers for substance-food, sometimes some white bread, and for some reason there's always a very faint bitterness in everything that comes outta that house. The water's real good though. Comes from a spring, and she spritzes it. Real light and effervescent, with a sweet finish that hangs on.
Still, this place is getting old. There's nothing exciting about it, just a basic one-dimensional flavour that's refreshing and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2009 13:45:12 | More by khiasmus
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3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Terrapin Maggie's Farmhouse appears a bright straw gold. It is barely translucent, almost opaque. The head is bright white with little retention.

The smell is average, and typicla of most Saison/Farmhouse Ales I have had from American Craft breweries. It is mildly yeasty, with hints of ripe fruit, and a slight smell of what I guess you could call maneur.

Its taste is again typical of other Saison/Farmhouse Ales I have had, but actually a touch on the lighter/dryer side. There is very little sweetness, and mostly tart. Finishing with a kind of lemon or orange zest.

The mouthfeel is medium with a little carbonation, which helps the tartness stand out.

Terrapin Maggie's Farmhouse is a slightly above average Saison/Farmhouse Ale. Its drinks pretty well but does give that odd, thirst creating aftertaste that is typical with this style.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2009 22:55:38 | More by DrinkinBoy
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3.39/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Interesting beer with the peach added. I'm new to the beer reviewing side of things, so this was a first. I liked the lightness of the beer - something you could easily drink on a hot summer day. I will definitely be looking for similar beers to try over the hot months of summer!

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 18:27:11 | More by MiataGirl
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3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle. Pours hazy with a white head with less than average retention but some decent side lacing.
Aroma has a yeasty scent and cloves. That's not good because not a fan of either. There is also a hint of lemon.
Yeast and mild tartness and that clove come through. I have never had a framhouse ale and unfortunately it is just not my style. The good news I had a new style and learned about it.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2009 03:01:01 | More by jadpsu
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3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle poured into my duvel tulip glass.

A- Body is a hazy uniformly translucent straw yellow color. Pours with a minimal soapy white head that fades pretty quickly. No collar or traces of lacing are left behind.

S-Nose is somewhat mild and certainly saison in nature. A floral hop essence as well as a slight funky yeast come through initially.

T- Fruity upfront with a hint of apple and pear and a slightly funky yeast backbone. The finish is a combo of floral hops and pale, sweet, fruity flavors. What lingers is a moderate floral hop bitterness.

M- mild carbonation and relatively thin body. Minimal bready yeast consistency.

D- This is an alright beer by Terrapin. Slightly above average, nothing too impressive. Its a decent beer overall but it doesn't really meet my standards for the style. Could be much more complex and less ho-hum.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2010 05:16:25 | More by PittBeerGirl
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-21-2013 02:29:00 | More by PretzelsNBeer
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-22-2014 21:49:24 | More by Kegatron
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-10-2013 01:37:10 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-07-2013 02:12:46 | More by AlexFields
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-26-2013 01:20:11 | More by bcm75
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-22-2014 14:53:04 | More by Shootace
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

11-14-2011 21:38:54 | More by jophish17
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Scant ¼ inch of foamy head forms and begins to settle right away. The beer is a bright gold color with decent clarity & quite a bit of visible carbonation.

Aroma is sweet and almost reminds me of the candied sugar aroma of some Belgian pales. Some yeast notes and a bit of white pepper. Slighty musty as well. Not really funky like other classic saisons...

Really reminds me more of a Belgian Pale vs. a Saison. I get lots of the candied sugar, some light fruit and yeast tones. Some light malt flavors that are nice and perhaps a moment of pepper again... Some decent bitterness towards the end.

Fairly light in body with prickly carbonation.

Nice beer, but again drinks more like a Belgian Pale vs. a Farmhouse ale..

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2010 21:14:50 | More by Reagan1984
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-13-2012 23:47:17 | More by jak
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-23-2013 01:48:10 | More by demogorgon
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-10-2012 03:32:51 | More by imperialking
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3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Foofaa for sharing at the Brass Rail. A foil-wrapped bomber.

A: The saison is a golden yellow color, paler than the Piraat that I just had. The ale, while still opaque, seems to open up a little more though. Less than a finger of stark white head.

S: The nose is spice-driven, with candi sugars, pears and a healthy dollop of star anise lingering around.

T: The body is rather dry, evident from the first sip. Bready pale malts, a little bit of funk and candi sugars drive the taste. A dash of pepper and some more anise become evident the further I get into the glass. There is nothing structurally wrong with the saison, it just seems to be lacking something.

M: The mouthfeel is full at times, offering fruit, funk and yeast in abundance, but the flavors struggle to come together.

D: The one I was most anxious to try I ended up liking the least. Isn't it always like that?

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2010 14:29:27 | More by akorsak
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North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber poured into chalice

A: Non-transparent, but not really cloudy, it looks smooth. Deep golden to pale amber in color. Small head that settles rapidly to a film.

S: Smells doughy at first, perhaps yeasty. As it opens up a bit, some fruit juice notes start to come through apples, maybe a hint of lemon. Smells kind of like a weaker version of La Fin du Monde.

T: Again a yeasty doughiness, that isn't super pleasing. Something just seems slightly out of balance here. Not much flavor from the malts or hops, however there is a residual bitterness to the finish, but not much actual hop flavor. Not bad, but needs refinement.

M: The doughiness makes you think its fuller than it really is. Its actually pretty light, I think it could have used a little more carbonation (at least mine could). Definitely a dry finish.

D: Once again kind of out of balance or something. Not bad by any means, but it didn't make me want to chug it.

Notes: Not quite as spectacular as I was expecting. I love saisons but was a little let down. It seems kind of reserved, like all the flavors are trying to come through but can't quite make it. Also the more I drink this, the more I am reminded of white wine. The finish is very dry, and the flavors really do taste like a white wine.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2009 15:54:19 | More by dpodratsky3
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Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle thanks Radek for sharing. Darkish yellow body with noticeable rising carbonation bubbles. The aroma is hoppy and it is apple juice. Light mouthfeel, light for the style. Getting pepper and corriander. Criticism is expectation for more yeast contribution. Very summer beerable, drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2009 02:31:27 | More by Sammy
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3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured into a mug. its a well-hazed, orange yellow body with noticeable cloudiness, left a 1' head with almost no lacing.

S: With my eyes closed It smells like a hefeweizen. Its a sharp orange and lemon-fresh nose with lesser secondary notes of grainy malt and some yeast, clove like spices, bananas.

T: Again its like a over cloved hefeweizen if you ask me, not bad but lacked the correct yeast, has that rye twang sadly, terrapin usually gets right they blew this one. I taste orange, lemon clove malt, some yeast. A tad after taste of banana. Some other spices in there

M: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Fairly smooth mouth feel.

D: Well its ok at first, but if your expecting a saison well go somewhere else

Note its not a very good clone of a true Saison as usual most American brewers cannot get a Belgian right, but its typical and too be expected.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2009 22:08:58 | More by boldcity2008
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Terrapin Maggie's Farmhouse Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.