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Terrapin Maggie's Peach Farmhouse Ale - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Maggie's Peach Farmhouse AleTerrapin Maggie's Peach Farmhouse Ale

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BA SCORE
79
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517 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Ratings: 517
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.74%
Wants: 12
Gots: 54 | FT: 0
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Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: plato on 05-25-2013

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Ratings: 517 | Reviews: 68
Reviews by LI_PO12:
Photo of LI_PO12
3.94/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle into pint glass 2013 on the bottle

Appearance- Hazy golden, 1 finger white head, a lot of bubbles streaming up.

Aroma- A ton of peach, slight hay, some funk, light malt

Flavor-still a good amount of peach, some funk, its got a tartness mixed in which makes it not very sweet. Nicely balanced crisp.

Mouthfeel- Medium, medium carb, smooth

Overall- I was not expecting this to be this good. I'm not typically a fruit in beer kinda guy, but this works. The peach flavor is strong and mixes well with the Saison notes, although as a Saison style wise it is lacking. As a summer release though its great could drink a few of these on a hot summer day.

More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #79 (Aug 2013):

A hell of a lot better than the usual generic fruit beer—not that Terrapin would do such a thing. More of an American Farmhouse Ale rather than its Belgian counterparts. Great use of fruit as well ... this is the way we want to taste it, this is a beer of course.

STYLE: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 5.3%
AVAILABILITY: Summer Seasonal

LOOK: Big head, hazed pale golden hue

SMELL: Ripe peaches, grassy grain, nutty yeast, lemon pith, faint taffy

TASTE: Smooth, sufficient crispness, fluffy body, peach skin, earthy, yeast, peppery, mild twang, dried grass, hint of esters, herbal, biscuity, mild phenolic funk; finishes dry, with a dried peach aftertaste

Photo of mverity
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is pale gold with a white fizzy head that dissipates fairly quickly. Smell is dry and peachy, with a honey-like sweetness. Taste is also peachy, tart, dry, lightly sweet and. Mouthfeel is very bubbly and it has a tangy after taste. Overall a very enjoyable beer for summer, but not one that it earth shattering.

Photo of chinchill
3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Exceptional, near creamy, bone-colored head over a pale golden body. The head is very durable.

Aroma is a bit too unappealing and soapy despite a nice and natural aroma of fresh peaches. I think the peaches just don't play that well with the hops.

The flavor seems a little better overall, even through the fresh peach is less obvious.

O: rather drinkable (not very funky) farmhouse.

Photo of Brenden
3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My first beer from Terrapin, thanks to HopDiggityDawg.

It's thick, as in, while the color is a dark yellow, it can't be seen through. It's not so much a haze or cloudiness as just a thickness in the body. The head has a yellowish tint and, while it immediately rises high, it doesn't maintain that height. It does still keep a sturdy half finger and leaves moderate lacing.
The smell is certainly of peaches, and I feel the mark of a well-made fruit beer in particular, along with the strong malts base, which this beer has, is how fresh and in a way raw the fruit comes out. This is all fresh peach in the smell without overpowering, while the wheat-like malts that support it are strong but let the peach prevail.
The peach is just as fresh in the taste, a little sweet but far from cloying while a bit tart as well. It avoids the unnatural sourness that comes into the finish of some fruit beers. It's not crazy or thrilling, but it is a pleasure to drink, showcases fresh peach, and offers the malts to boot.
The body also avoids being weak or thing, sitting somewhere between light and medium, though after a resolute crispness, the liveliness sort of flashes out a little.
Overall this is a very well-constructed fruit beer.

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a semi-clear, golden/straw color, speckled with some orange/peach highlights and an eighth of a finger of white-colored head that immediately dissolved away into no head what-so-ever.

Aroma: Wow! Very, very, aromatic! Tons of fruity peach aromas, like standing in a peach orchard! I also get some notes of toasted malt, honey, and some barnyard-y aromas of hay and wet blanket. But the predominate aroma is peaches

Taste: Exactly like the aroma. Toasted malt up front, immediately followed by fruity peaches, a touch of cinnamon, and honey-like sweetness. There is a touch of Belgian yeast, adding some funky, barnyard-y notes at the finish, but like the aroma, the predominate flavor is peaches.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, crisp and very effervescent as there is quite a bit of carbonation. With an ABV of 5.3%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: Pretty good beer. I like the fruity flavors of the peaches, but I wish that there was more toasted malt flavors to balance the fruitiness of the peaches out. That being said, I’d certainly drink this again.

Photo of sjones5045
2.79/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours yellow orange and very hazy. Just an ok head that in all actuality is pretty weak for a farmhouse. The smell hits hard with the smell of peach as expected. The taste is pretty bad. It tastes like a weak summer ale that someone pours a bunch of peach syrup into. I'm not apposed to fruit beers if they blend right and are very drinkable and this is neither. The mouthfeel is very carbonated to the point where it is irritating. I'm a fan of Terrapin but this should be retired.

Photo of jtierney89
2.3/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Holy crap this thing smells like peaches. Semi hazed bright golden glo with a bright white head. Honestly almost nothing but peaches on the nose.

Reminds me of dogfish heads festina peche but not nearly as tart and witha bit heavier of a body. Lots of peach flavor through out, medium bodied with lots of brisk carbonation. Some cerail grain comes through at the end with a bit of a funky yeast bite and some balancing bitterness. Not a lot to it though, a beer lovers of peach juice and thats about it. Saisonish in a way some underlying drying flavors but other than that eh.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.57/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A pale peach-orange color upon the pour yields a monstrous cornsilk white foam head that was very audible, pitty and pockety around the edges with large soapy pockets. Chunky, soapy, lace adores the glass, visible carbonation doesn't seem as strong on the insided. Longtivity on the head retention, dense clarity with micro-bran particles floating about on the end of the pour.

S: Nice sweet and tart mixture of peaches, hints of strawberry quick powder and light funk of oranges.

T: Flavor was tart peaches on first impression, touch of straw and pale grains, again light funk with minor hints of orange. Touches of wheat and dry alcohol come on the close.

M: Crisp mouthful, active, lots of tingly senstaion, has a smooth creaminess when things settle.

O: Overall crisp, nice tartness, the peaches add some nice influence,but wish the peaches were just a bit more fresh, sweet and pronounced. Decent summer time quencher.

Photo of n2185
3.72/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a slightly hazy yellow with two fingers of white head that fades into a thin cap with decent lacing.

S: Peaches and slightly tart fruit aromas dominate here with notes of Belgian spices and candy sugar underneath.

T: The peaches are a bit more subdued here, but still present with some tart and dry fruit flavors. Belgian spiciness and yeast comes through more with a hearty bread flavor and clean finish

M: Light body with medium carbonation, this beer is light, drinkable, and refreshing.

O: A solid beer overall. Not terribly complex, but enjoyable and refreshing in the hot weather.

Photo of smakawhat
3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Deep brassy orange color, and very clear nearly bright crystal. Thin capped off white head but about two fingers tall. Falls fairly readily to a thin puck on top. Some minor carbonation rising throughout the glass but not much.

This smells like canned fruit. Practically Del Monte in a can here. Not too much cocktail syrup action at least, it does have an obvious fruit quality but doesn't really come off like fresh or decent peach. There's also not much else to detect as this aroma is overbearing.

Palate at least brings some saison character. Mild sense of dry yeast a bit, but much of the fruit quality takes over particularly in the finish. A bit wet and fleeting and finishing with a watery sweetness. Malt depth is very light and non existent with a wet backbone. Some decent carbonation and a little bit of club soda like qualities, but with a sweet fruit watery finish.

It comes off as a dumbed down saison fruit beer of sorts. While easily drinkable it's not really doing it for me.

Photo of wedge
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Foggy golden color with a lumpy white head that reduces to a bubbly ring around the edges. Aromas of peach skin, flowers, and light yeast. Moderate peach sweetness in the flavor, less overtly fruity if only because there is a bit more going on with some Belgian yeast phenolics, straw, and some wheat. Medium-light bodied, quite dry, and tart-ish. There's nothing that screams Saison here, but it works as a refreshing, subtly Belgian fruit beer and was worth the try.

Photo of Immortale25
4.06/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at The Local Miami. Served in a pint glass.

A- Pours a hazy dark golden color with a 1/4 inch white head that doesn't retain long before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and some wispy surface foam.

S- Aroma is bursting with sweet peach with just a tad of funk in the back. Smells like peach nectar. Reminds me of the Peaotch beer they made nearly two years ago.

T- Flavor is more heavy on the saison side of things with plenty of yeast presence and a decent amount of tartness with the peach sweetness acting as more of a complementary element. Very smooth which is no surprise.

M- Pretty zesty but kind of watery with medium-low carbonation and a light body.

O- Smells wonderful and tastes good but the lack of carbonation and body are certainly detrimental to the overall experience.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Terrapin Maggie’s Peach Farmhouse Ale has a very thick, fluffy, crackling, white head, which rather quickly fizzes away. The appearance, is an opaque, orange-gold, bubbly appearance, with minimal lacing and tiny, tan specks, suspended, throughout. Aroma is of canned peaches (in syrup) and wheat bread. Taste is of peaches, farmhouse ale funk, spice, and light white wheat bread. Bitterness is mild. Mouthfeel is medium, and Terrapin Maggie’s Peach Farmhouse Ale finishes semi-dry and easy drinking.

RJT

Photo of BlueMoon10
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light and refreshing; if you like peach. Another good beer by Terrapin.

Photo of fmccormi
3.1/5  rDev -10.4%

Straight pour from a pry-off 12oz bottle to a can glass. There’s a freshness date of October 31, 2014 printed in yellow ink on the neck of the bottle (“14134.136 10.31.2014”), which would mean it’s got another two and a half months or so before it “expires” or what have you. Which I think would make this about a month and a half old now.

Appearance (3.0): Two fingers of crackly, just-off-white head comes off of the pour easily, capping a golden body with light orange highlights and just a very light chill haze. Retention is moderately below average, with the head lasting an average period of time but leaving very little behind—no lacing to speak of, and just a thin residue on the surface.

Smell (3.25): Overripe peach juice, peach candy flavor (like a lollipop), a little dusty hay and dried grains. Light, dry common crackers underpin the fruit esters a bit, but it’s very light.

Taste (3.0): Following the nose, the flavor’s dominated right off the bat by peachy fruit esters that, while they may not be, certainly feel artificial. It’s got a light fruit bitterness on the backside, but it’s pretty vague. The malt base is pale, clean, simple, and crackery. An amorphous spice comes through on the back end, bringing a vague pepper/clove character, but it doesn’t hold up particularly well. It’s pleasant enough, though.

Mouthfeel (3.5): Light carbonation that doesn’t quite tingle helps lighten the body, which is a bit on the light side of medium, give or take. The pale body, light spice, and peachy esters help the beer to finish on the dry side.

Overall (3.0): I dunno, I really liked the idea of this beer but it’s just not there. It’s average-ish, because it’s refreshing enough and not inoffensive, but it’s not in any regard a decent representation of the style, nor is it a particularly interesting fruit beer. But, like I said, it’s refreshing enough and in no way does it offend.

Photo of BeerDocT
3.77/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance 3.5: Pours out a hazy, opaque, light orangey gold. Large head and lots of carbonation bubbles; a good attempt to mimic bottle conditioning.

Smell 4.0: Wow, very nice bouquet. Lots of peach scents and nothing artificial about the bouquet. I also detect yeast and barley and a light lemony citrus. Promising.

Taste 3.75: Front is very dry, but there is a pleasant hint of yeast there. Middle is also dry, but there are very subtle peach tastes and a hint of Belgian yeast spiciness. Finish features more subtle peach tastes, barley and more Belgian yeast. I also detect a light hop in here, maybe a Styrian Goldings. Aftertaste is short, dry and provides one more hit of subtle peachiness.

Mouthfeel: 3.5: Carbonation level is good for this style of beer.

Overall 3.75: Taken as a whole, this is a solid seasonal brew. I do have one quibble. If this beer is supposed to be a Saison, why don't they just call it a Saison? It's like calling a lager: "light German-style beer cold conditioned for several months due to the unique yeast strain." Regardless, this beer is just peachy enough with absolutely no artificial or overwhelming flavors. This beer is refreshing, light and well-balanced. Given its dryness, I could see this going well with food and is almost sessionable. Whether or not you choose to do so depends on whether you really like the peach or not. Purists will be offended, I am sure.

Photo of Etan
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz.

A: Pours a straw yellow with a decent white head.

S: Aroma brings soft peach puree, mild grain, a bit of estery spiciness.

T: Taste brings mild peach, muted saison esters (very light clove and vanilla cake), dry grain, moderate hop bitterness. Finishes a bit watery.

M: Light-bodied with zingy carbonation.

O: The base saison is a bit too muted and dry. A little more residual sugar and expressive ester character would go a long way here.

Photo of mntlover
3.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a clear pale yellow with lots of bubbles rising a big fluffy white head that falls with lots of lace. Plenty of carbonation pour slow or you will have lots of foam.

Aroma is imagine that peach lots of peach but some light funky wheaty like farmhouse notes underneath the peach. Some light spice under neath it all.

Taste is too fizzy some good farmhouse notes light funk on grainy notes with peach. Finish is lingering funk and spice along with lingering each. Taste for me is hurt by the amount of carbonation present.

Mouthfeel is light but this beer is way to fizzy lots of zest all through the brew. Personally don't care for fizzy brews.

Overall the flavors seem nice a peachy saison sounds like a great idea. Flavor is good but mouthfeel ruins it for me. Might be good if you poured and lit it sit for an hour.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Well it was promising until I poured some sediment into the glass giving my slightly hazy bright yellow beer a touch more haze. Head was a rocking full inch but it pulls back to just a mild lace ring.
S - Well it has some farmhouse funk, wheat grass, and of course a rocking peach note even though its not as strong as I hoped.
T - Well it has a bit of drying yeast, some funk and sour tartness from the peaches but to me it could use more peach. Reminds me of a weak fruit beer.
M - Medium bodied, a touch dry, decent ale.

Overall paying $3.50 for the single I feel I kind of got robbed. If only the peach was a little stronger giving it a more complex tart character this would be a great ale. It is however still above average and is fairly smooth.

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.1/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This one pours a cloudy peach color with a frothy white rim of foam.

Smells of soapy hops with a dim peach in the background.

The soapiness is there in the flavor and it reminds me of an old dishrag! Too bad. There's a soft wheaty taste behind it along with a thin and easy peach.

Feels a little full for what the flavor delivers.

Not so hot, yet not entirely terrible.

Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, yellow straw colored with a short white head that dissipates quickly leaving little lacing, slight haze

S: peaches, just peaches, and some odd soapy smell???

T: taste is much more reserved than the smell, flavor is of peaches mixed with a little saisson funkiness

M: thin, crisp, refreshing

O: it was fine once I got past the really weird nose

Photo of SebD
3.32/5  rDev -4%

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/yellow color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves very little lacing.

Smell: The aromas give out hints of peaches, apricots, wheat malts, faint pepper and a touch of Saison yeast.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some peaches, wheat, some black pepper and faint Saison yeast.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a decent overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by passable flavors and aromas. Nothing exciting here.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of dbrauneis
3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation slowly rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a mottled thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of fresh peaches with a lighter aroma of wheat and peppery saison yeast.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of pale malts with a hint of slightly sour wheat notes. That is followed by light flavors of slightly spicy saison yeast and slightly stronger than moderate flavors of natural fresh peaches but without a lot of sweetness - just light sweetness.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp but slightly thin/watery.

O: I enjoyed this one more than I thought I was going to...the peach has a natural flavor unlike many of the other peach beers that I have tried. There is something that I cannot quite place which makes the mouthfeel on this beer a little off-putting.

Photo of woodychandler
4.12/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From The Fridge's cooler to my ice chest and into a glass on yet another hot, hazy, humid summer's day.

From the bottle: "Maggie's Peach Farmhouse Ale delivers a wholesome host of peach flavor and a refreshing spiciness that will get your juices flowing. Brewed with Georgia grown peaches and a lot of love, this Old World style of beer will take you back to a simpler time."; "'Just like Granny used to brew'"; "Malt beverage brewed with peaches"; "Give Peach a Chance"; "Seasonal:2013".

Musical accompaniment: RvsTM covering Dylan's "Maggie's Farm".

Man, the heat is making it tough to get anything done! Even a gentle pour erupted in a massive two-plus fingers of rocky, bone-white head with good retention in the face of the oppressive humidity. Color was a hazy orangish-yellow. Nose was very peachy, leaving no doubt that some peaches had been harmed in the production of this beer. Mouthfeel was medium and rather than being deadly sweet as the nose had led me to expect, it actually had an unexpected tartness. Still, it was evident that peaches were the predominant flavor. Finish was dry and spicy, leading me to wonder what type of yeast had been used. I would guess Saison if I had to. Really a nice, interesting beer to cut the heat. Unlike Dylan who doesn't want to work on the farm no more, I would drink this again.

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Terrapin Maggie's Peach Farmhouse Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
79 out of 100 based on 517 ratings.