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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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Reviews: 73
Hads: 599
Avg: 3.51
pDev: 42.74%
Wants: 13
Gots: 85 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
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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Reviews: 73 | Hads: 599
Photo of Tonyjenlasc
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look - golden color, slight haze, not much of a head and little to no carbonation
Smell - Peach, peach skin, yeast, earthy
Taste - Nowhere near as much peach as I would have like or expected. More yeast, hay, earthy funk then anything else.
Feel - Light bodied

Overall - A disappointment.

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Photo of VTR
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Was not impressed with this. No real good peach flavor. Yeah it is there but it is very faint and artificial. I almost drain poured this. I still have a few sitting in the fridge. My GF loves sweeter beers but refuses to drink this. Yeah I will not purchase this again.

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Photo of DMACH
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hint of peach but something in the after taste ?. Had it on tap. Nice change for hot weather though. Not quite up to RJ ROCKERS peach but it's drinkable

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Photo of JKG
4.36/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A limited Seasonal selection with a faint Peach saison flavor not overpowering great mouth feel nicely carbonated and a great summer ale great drank really cold. Thumbs up!

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Photo of JamesBondGA
2.17/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Highly disappointing "peach" ale from Terrapin. Overall just a nasty taste to this brew. if you want a real Peach brew, get RJ Rockers Son of a Peach. That is how a Peach brew should be done.

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Photo of ordybill
1.54/5  rDev -56.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass.
Aroma- Smells like peach extract mixed with beer, not very appealing.
Appearance- A dark clear golden body with a neon white head.
Taste- Horrendous, I enjoy most fruit beers. But I have yet to have a good peach beer. This is incredibly bad. I could barely finish it. The 90+ temperature forced me to continue drinking this cold swill.
Palate- terrible
Overall- I love most Terrapin offerings, this was very bad to me.

Aroma: Peach with a bit of earthiness over some sweet malt.

Flavor: Peach with a bit of earthiness and chalk over some sweetish, straightforwardly grainy malt. Subtly phenolic like clove or plastic. Moderately bitter. It finishes drying with some residual maltiness, but it dries quickly. Pleasant notes of peach linger along with a dusting of spiciness. Nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium to medium-light in body and gently crisp with a moderate carbonation. The softer carbonation hurts the head retention but leaves the flavor more direct without as much carbonic acid to spice it up. Soft and smooth once warmed.

Overall: Not a bad fruit beer. The "Saison" character is restrained, but it needs to be to let the peach shine. I think as an idea it could be better, but as it is it's pretty good already. One of the better fruit beers I've had in a long time. At least they get a little credit for originality

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.79/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Terrapin "Maggie's Peach Farmhouse Ale"
12 oz. can, coded "10.24.15" so 4, almost 5 mons. to go.

Appearance" Clear deep golden body beneath a short-lived head of bright white. Limited head retention and lacing.

Aroma: Peach with a bit of earthiness over some sweet malt.

Flavor: Peach with a bit of earthiness and chalk over some sweetish, straightforwardly grainy malt. Subtly phenolic like clove or plastic. Moderately bitter. It finishes drying with some residual maltiness, but it dries quickly. Pleasant notes of peach linger along with a dusting of spiciness. Nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium to medium-light in body and gently crisp with a moderate carbonation. The softer carbonation hurts the head retention but leaves the flavor more direct without as much carbonic acid to spice it up. Soft and smooth once warmed.

Overall: Not a bad fruit beer. The "Saison" character is restrained, but it needs to be to let the peach shine. I think as an idea it could be better, but as it is it's pretty good already. One of the better fruit beers I've had in a long time. At least they get a little credit for originality.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
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

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.79/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A: A cloudy straw to orangeish, a short-lived one inch head, no lacing

S: Peach, earthy notes, spice

T: Sweet peach moving into an earthyness from the yeast, a little spice and then a very faint hop presence near the end.

M: Light, a bit dry, low carbonation

O: I think this 4 pack was left over from last spring so I would like to try it fresh to see if that would change some of the measurable characteristics. To me, this is the definition of a saison. From what I know about the style, a Belgian style that was supposed to be fruity and earthy and to be consumed during the summertime. That fits this beer to a T.

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Photo of fbeaven
4.3/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was on special for 2 bucks a bottle so I tried it and it was decent. Smooth with a peach tone. Not too sweet, keeping a craft ale flavor. Would pay full price for it in future.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottle. Pours a clearer orange color with a head that grew and died quickly. Aroma is just a blast of sweet, artificial peach. Didn't perceive much behind it. I was really shocked when I found out that they were pushing this as a Saison. In my opinion, it's just another artificially flavored fruit beer. Hey, there's nothing wrong with that either. People enjoy fruit beers. This tasted a lot like those candy peach rings you buy in the generic plastic bags. Candy peaches. Anything else is either above or below me. Lighter bodied. Reminded me a lot of Magic Hat #9.

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Photo of Jeffreysan
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of ScentedHeathen
4.12/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very underrated beer! I love a monster flavor beer like many people but being able to enjoy a refreshing subtle beer is something any true beer drinker can do. I can think of no other beer I would want to drink on a hot summer day.

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Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
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

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%
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.


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Photo of Resuin
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Nice ripe/over-ripe peaches are big in the smell, and also in the taste. Some floral flavors as well in both smell and taste. Pretty mild saison but that belgian yeast is there - banana and cloves primarily. Easy drinker.

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Photo of BeerImmediately
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Not a bad Saison, considering that it's intentionally fruity. I noticed considerably more apricot than peach in both the aromas and flavor, but that's me. Light level of yeast funk. Sweetness is certainly on the high end for a Saison. Mouthfeel is fairly crisp, and well carbonated, so in that respect it scores well. Had I seen the BA score before purchasing, I would've avoided it, but glad that I picked up this 4 pack while on vaca. New and different.

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Photo of SebD
3.32/5  rDev -5.4%

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

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Photo of fmccormi
3.1/5  rDev -11.7%

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.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle best by Nov 2014 at 35 degrees into snifter
Aroma of peach
Head average (3 cm), white, fizzy/frothy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring and partial layer
Lacing none
Body golden, clear
Flavor starts sour, ends slightly sweet; no hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light, watery, lively carbonation

Definitely smells like peach but can’t seem to find it in the taste. I have to think of Maggie’s Farmhouse Ale, Side Project # 7, back in 2009 and compare the current peach version to the original. The peach seems more of a marketing ploy – it just isn’t very good, lacking a defined peach flavor, having instead some sour breakdown product which leaves a bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz.

Pours a light lemon gold color, very slight haze, with a sugar white head that dissipates to a bit of lacing. Visible effervescence.

Smells of peach cobbler and a hint of citrus, coriander, and fresh grassy malt.

Flavor is notably peachy with some grassy malt and citrus with a very slight hint of dry hoppiness.

Medium body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A very refreshing warm weather beer which has just the right amount of fruit presence. It's distinctly peach flavored but it doesn't stop being a beer. It's more of a pale ale than a farmhouse in terms of taste, but otherwise this is fairly underrated as far as fruit beers go. Worth a try if you think peach and beer sound good together.

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Photo of papajohn56
3.27/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Clear orange, with a lot of head that dissipates quickly and residual effervescence after pouring. Smell is very clean with a hint of peaches and citrus. First taste that hits me is a very slight funkiness, then a mild peach flavor. Wish this delivered more peaches on the nose and the tongue. Mouthfeel is exactly what you'd want from a saison/farmhouse ale. Light and refreshing.

Overall pretty good, wish I got more peaches, but an easy to drink saison/farmhouse ale that would be a great intro to newbies to the style.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.84/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy-ish golden color. The white-colored head, however, sucks - it doesn't even form a finger high before quickly fading into nothing. No lacing is left behind.

S: Wow, that's huge peach coming through. Peach is the dominant note, but there also seems to be a strong lactic acid quality - at times, it's more redolent of a Berliner than a saison. Some sugary notes (as expected) come through. Good as a fruit beer, not good as a saison.

T: I'm picking up a faint touch of flowers to start, while the peaches appear around the mid-taste and linger into the finish. Confectioner's sugar is sprinkled around throughout (pun completely and utterly intended). Peach flavors are shown off acceptably, but it's just dull. There are some weird off-notes in the retronasals at first, but they disappear to just leave an average fruit beer (and a sad-sack saison).

M: Somewhat heavy and sweet. This kind of feel is completely unworthy to a saison, but again, it works fine as a simple fruit beer. It is, as the style would dictate, well carbonated. It isn't all that drinkable.

O: I'm rating this as a fruit beer. In that regard, it's average, maybe a mite below. As a saison, though, it sucks. Period. Try it if you really like peach anything, otherwise give it a miss.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.87/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, opaque, orange-gold coloring, with no head. Nose of fresh and sweet peach, subtle funky notes, and a biscuit backbone. Flavors are peach sweet forward, with a very tart and slightly sour undercurrent. Crisp grape-like characteristics cut the sweet feel quickly. Steady carbonation flow keeps the body light and crisp. Fruity peach aftertaste, with a subtle grain linger. The finish is tart, crisp, and refreshing. Very solid, warm weather brew.

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Terrapin Maggie's Peach Farmhouse Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
80 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.