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Terrapin Maggie's Peach Farmhouse Ale - Terrapin Beer Company

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72 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 72
Hads: 594
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 14
Gots: 82 | 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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Reviews: 72 | Hads: 594
Photo of dbrauneis
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
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. (1,189 characters)

Photo of gcamparone
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz glass into a snifter. Acquired in a trade.

A- pours a hazy yellow orange body with a 2 finger whit head that reduces fairly quickly.

S- Strong peaches, mango, citrus, wheat, spices, cloves.

T- Huge peach punch upfront, gives away to bready, malty, fruity, spicy finish.

M- Easy drinking, somewhat thin body. Great summer beer.

One dimensional, but definitely a easy drinking, nice tasting thirst quencher. Wish it was available around me. (466 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light golden color with a soapy white head. One of the best aromas in a brew featuring peaches. Peach juice, wheat, bread and light floral.

In the taste, fruity peach, light tartness, some spicy yeast. Has a mellow herbal note and hints of cantaloupe. Almost has a fresh unripe peach skin taste. The peach and hops lead the palate to a state of subtropical confusion, in a good way.

Light to medium bodied with a light carbonation. Fruity and enjoyable at that, yet it really carries the Saison style quite well. Overall this is a good brew, pretty interesting stuff. (577 characters)

Photo of chefhatt
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

When I poured this beer it has light orange color with a big foamy white head. The aroma smells like a fresh peach. The taste has some peach to it but not much, has more of a grain and yeast flavor to it. The mouthfeel is smooth and overall this batch was over carbonated but tasty. (282 characters)

Photo of maximum12
4.12/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to AtlCarl for this bottle, the last man standing from our last trade...luckily to be replenished as soon as the cold front from hell leaves town. 12 oz. bottle with typical Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles label.

Pour is a fizzed, fuzzy yellow that's clearer than I'd expect from the style. The nose is a rip-snorter of a Georgia peach covered with sweet sugar which, I must add, is quite a pleasing mental image. Farmhouse? Not unless it's in the background of the pin-up. Outstanding start.

Maggie's Peach Farmhouse Ale brings a sunny, peachy smile to a scene that seems to be trending heavier & darker all the time. Light ripe peach explodes out of the beer like taking one right in the kisser during a harvest fruit fight. Lovely, dry yeast bite that yields a tartness that sets off the peach sweetness nicely. Flecks of grain, zingy spices, touch of other light fruits rounds out the experience. Flits through my teeth like so much air, & vanishes about as fast.

This might be the surprise of the year; the peach/farmhouse combo complements one another like conservatives after a Tea Party electoral rout. Excellent beer & one of the better I've tasted from Terrapin. (1,182 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Extra from johnyb - thanks! Served in a DryHop mini-pint glass.

A - Giant white foam slow settles to a creamy, thick cap, leaving specks of lace behind. Transparent straw body with a few stray bubbles racing around.

S - Very phenolic farmhouse yeast here, with a good deal of peach flavor as well. Not the most complex or subtle Saison, but delivers exactly as promised. Cereal grains, a surprising strawberry note, peppery, and a touch of hay and grass.

T - The taste, unfortunately, doesn't live up to the promise of the aroma. Mostly cereal grains, with a touch of phenolic yeast, and very little of the peach and other fruity goodness. Mild lemon tanginess in the finish, with no obvious alcohol.

M - Zesty, aggressive carbonation, medium-light body, and a fairly crisp finish. A tad gritty, with a touch of lingering stickiness.

D - Aside from the overly harsh carbonation it's quite easy to drink. Definitely would have been more appropriate for summer, as it's pretty refreshing. Just wish the flavor was closer to the aroma. (1,037 characters)

Photo of Mojo
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into snifter

A - pours up light straw with a towering, fluffy head that manages to stay around for awhile. Loads of sticky lacing remain.

S - one word: peaches

T - basically a very tart peach flavor giving way to a dry yeasty finish. There are some metallic notes present as well.

M - great carbonation

O - nice offering, easy to drink (363 characters)

Photo of beerthulhu
3.57/5  rDev +0.6%
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. (933 characters)

Photo of Jacurdy60
3.57/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a lovely pale, opaque golden yellow color. Soft orange hue around the rim. Head is massive and vibrant white and retains very well and leaves a shit ton of lacing. Damn good looking brew.

S-Sweet, juicy peaches with some faint spices in the background. Dry grass hits the nose as well, but the sweet peaches overpower everything in a pleasant manner.

T-Not impressive. Flat, almost tasteless. No notes of peaches as it fades into a yeast-bomb with dry grass flavor.

MF-Very carbonated with a dry finish. Light bodied and refreshing, but too carbonated

O-One of the best smelling beers I've ever had, but the taste is deceivingly flat. There's almost nothing to the taste. Worth a try, at most. (708 characters)

Photo of zeledonia
3.37/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

I tend to be skeptical of fruited-up saisons. But Terrapin makes great beers, and this is the first saison of theirs I've had the chance to get my hands on. Thanks to cubanbeerguy for the bottle. Tasted 25 August 2013.

Pour is beautiful. Clear pale golden yellow. A thick column of bubbles rising up. Three fingers of fizzy white head, mostly big bubbles. Excellent retention, thick bands of lacing. Wowzer.

Smell is really nice. About half sweet, canned peaches, and half fruity-floral saison esters. A really nice blend, as the juicy character of both forms a bridge between them. Sweet, luscious, and quite inviting.

Taste is kinda flat. It tastes more like peach flavoring, less like juicy peaches. Sort of astringent, and surprisingly flavorless, especially after the smell. Odd.

Whoa. This is overcarbonated. So overcarbonated that I have a hard time tasting the beer. Sometimes high carbonation helps the flavors dance, but here it's so active that they barely touch my tongue, and I can't get a read on them. Toned down just a touch, it would be really nice. But there's a tipping point with high carbonation, and this is clearly beyond that point. Also has a dryness that, while it may be typical of saisons, doesn't really work with the juicy roundness of the beer. The main issue is that the feel markedly detracts from my enjoyment of the beer.

A two-faced beer. The appearance and smell had me thinking of great things, but the taste and the feel were far below that level. Overcarbonated and dry, two elements that really don't fit with the beers aromas and flavors. (1,585 characters)

Photo of Sarlacc83
3.12/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz courtesy of Westmeister

A: Light, cloudy peach with a foamy white head that's well retained.

N: Fresh peach flavor on top of straw, attic, and hints of earth and lavender. Very floral. Some lemon zest in here. Gentle sugar sweetness.

T: Very earthy, and slightly sour. There's a significant hop presence to this over a light citrus/peach sweetness. Can be a little soapy.

M: Light and well carbonated. Not particularly dry, so it's not really a great representation of the style.

O: A solid beer with some great peach presence. However, each time I sip this, I can't help but feeling it's missing dimension and an extra oomph to take it over the top. (661 characters)

Photo of Jadjunk
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

"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." Brewed in the style of a Saison/Farmhouse Ale. First launched in Summer 2013 as a Summer Seasonal replacing 2012's Easy Rider, this beer uses a previous side project, "Maggie's Farmhouse Ale" from 2010 and adds peach juice for a new twist on an old recipe. This seems a fair compromise to those who greatly enjoyed the 2011 collaboration "Peaotch" Ale between Terrapin and Left Hand brewing.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Terrapin Pint glass. Served north of 51º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a billowing off-white head of a foamy consistency with a touch of crispy fizz over a moderately hazy golden yellow body with ample fevered carbonation. Retention is above average, and some thin lacing streaks the sides of the glass. The appearance is solid for the style. 4

(Smell) Aromas of tart peach concentrate, bready pale malts, a pinch of clean spice and a moderate acidity make the bulk of this aroma, the peach aroma being front and center. The aroma comes off as a bit sweet in balance, with a simple malt build fading to the background. The fruit profile is a touch sweet with a dry tartness and a moderate acidity. It isn't too far from a peach syrup concentrate, although the sweetness isn't all that harsh, it's not going to appeal to everybody. Potency is medium. 3.25

(Taste) The balance is a bit better in the aroma, as well as the general presentation of flavors within. The malt bill is still quite simple, with a blend of cracker malts and a light wheat malt with a reserved sweetness, collectively overshadowed by peach juice, quite surprising in tartness, perhaps even more than expected by farmhouse standards, with a moderate dry, acidic finish. A much more potent spice blend of peppercorn and coriander compliment the peach character well and make this more reminiscent of a moderately-spiced Saison. Although I enjoyed the flavor over the aroma, I found the combination of the acidity and peach tartness a bit wrenching on the drinkability of an otherwise quaffable Saison. Overly tart beer isn't a common complaint made by me, but in this case, there just isn't enough malt balance or peach sweetness to justify it. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Malt texture is slick, very light syrup drizzle with a mild fuzzy dryness. Carbonation adds an expected dose of fizz and fluff, not overly done. The body is medium for a saison, medium+ overall. Alcohol presence is light. Drinkability is, as I've mentioned before, hampered somewhat by the acidity and tartness of this beer. The texture is fine for the style. 3.75

(Overall) Terrapin seems to have a love affair with Peaches, and this beer demonstrates that peaches actually do have a tart, zesty side opposite of the dreaded thick, viscous heavy peach syrup- that makes it a great candidate for a Farmhouse choice fruit. On a critical level, I found this beer very tart, acidic and dry, the combination of all three of these factors limits drinkability, which is a shame for such a drinkable style. I'd like to see a touch more fruit sweetness or malt body brought into this, and I think that would work wonders for the recipe of this beer. 3.5

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Terrapin Maggie's Peach Farmhouse Ale
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Photo of mntlover
3.39/5  rDev -4.5%
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. (826 characters)

Photo of FickleBeast
4.06/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic.

Pours a hazy orange color with almost no foam. Aroma is redolent of peach/apricot and a kiss of sweet malt.

First sip is a nice sweet peach flavor, with a semi-dry finish. Very refreshing and pleasing to drink. Peach flavor is dominant, but not overwhelming and really works nicely with this beer.

This is a nice flavorful summer beer. Another solid offering from Terrapin (409 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
4.12/5  rDev +16.1%
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. (1,334 characters)

Photo of sjones5045
2.79/5  rDev -21.4%
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. (482 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.31/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Eh. This is a saison? Really? I get a wad of peach, that frankly tastes almost artificial it's so sharp. Beyond that there is a mild saison tone, but really nothing that makes this stand out for the right reason. Feel is full of carbonation. It's an okay beer. Doesn't really hit the mark of a saison. (301 characters)

Photo of Etan
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
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. (450 characters)

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy golden yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, dryer peaches and somewhat sugary. In the taste, dryer peaches, peach skins and cinnamon like spice, with a mellow sweetness. A spicy bite and a lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry cinnamon and spice, with a note of peaches in the aftertaste. On tap it was more sweet, and more peach. (354 characters)

Photo of Jonada
3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy golden yellow color with 2 fingers of a soapy white head.

Smell: Fresh peaches, funk, pepper, and spices

Taste: Follows the nose closely. Slight sweetness and tartness upfront with more flavors of peach, hay, and coriander. Very mild bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp with medium carbonation. Slightly watery.

Overall: Starts promising with the aroma, but falls off a bit from there. Still a decent beer though, and worth a try for someone who likes saisons. (499 characters)

Photo of Gavage
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a hazy light orange color with a 1/2" head.

Smell: a nice apricot aroma rises from the glass.

Taste: some light wheat tones, strong peach flavors, yeast, a hint of pepper and coriander, and a mild bitterness create a well balanced beer.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Very crisp from start to finish. Long lasting aftertaste.

Overall: a nice fruity saison that is refreshing and easy drinking. One pint is more than enough in a session. (460 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a teku purchased as part of a mix-a-six atWegman's

The color is an apricot shade ofgolden with mild haze and streaming bubbles to a thin white head. The smell is fresh with some floral and peach fruitiness in the nose and a mild lemony tart scent. The feel is very spritzy with a mild sweetness with a moderately high carbonation and slight phenolic tinge in the dry finish.

The taste has a slight peach soda quality with a light sweetness of wheat in the taste and subtle tangy yeast flavor with slight saison-like crisp quality with mild medicinal edge as it finishes. The overall drinkability is good but it has a slight sorbate type flavor which is not overly distracting but it is there. I could probably enjoy one but the gassiness makes it hard to enjoy more than a small sip at a time. (813 characters)

Photo of HardTarget
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Had to take points for the gushing foam that gave 5 fingers of head on a 1 finger pour. Enthusiastic would be a kind term. Otherwise the glass is a hazy peach, the foam is white and eventually dies back to a finger cover that gives a little lace.

Smell: Mmmm, beer shines here with a peach skin aroma that is inviting. A bit of farmy funk that goes a bit overripe fruit, but kept in check by a sweet malt beer base.

Taste: A bit of the sour pucker is rewarded with the peachy note. Earthy, sweet, easy drinking. The fruit is at a good level, almost at the high end of flavor profile but let's some beer through.

Mouthfeel: A bit frothy, medium body, dry finish.

Overall: A peach of a beer. Refreshing, tasty, good stuff. Not a favorite style but I'm happy with this.
Thanks to Illudium for the sample! (817 characters)

Photo of Florida9
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2013 Seasonal

A: Poured into a tulip. Forms a huge, fizzy white head - over half of the glass - that does eventually drop down to a thick, stable surface coating. Moderate lacing. Pale light straw in color. Lightly hazed.

S: Aroma is full of yeasty phenols and Belgian spice. Some lemon. There is a slight peach aroma to the beer that comes off more as perfume than juicy peach.

T: Taste is reminiscent of a Saison. Light, fizzy, and brightly flavored. Lemon, lemon-pepper, clove and some lighter spices. There is a bit of peach in the background, but unfortunately, it comes through with an artificial tint to the flavor. Mild sweetness.

M: Lighter bodied, heavy carbonation, spry, peppery, and virtually no carbonation.

O: A decent beer with quite the creative name (maybe a little Bob Dylan style protest against the craft beer community?) . Nothing too exciting and I couldn't see drinking this on a regular basis, but I've certainly had worse. (956 characters)

Photo of wedge
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
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. (468 characters)

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Terrapin Maggie's Peach Farmhouse Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
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