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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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Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by plato on 05-25-2013

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Photo of Jonada
3.61/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of Gavage
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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Photo of HardTarget
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
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!

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Photo of Florida9
3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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Photo of wedge
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

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Photo of n2185
3.72/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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Photo of Omnium
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > Sensory Pils Glass

A - Pours a very hazy straw color, tons of head, It too me forever to pour this and to get it to settle. Lots of lacing from all of that.
S - Lots of sour peach, champagne almost, some wheat, spice, clove, a little apple, and a little of earthy hops.
T - Sour peach, lemon tart, dry pine, pepper, clove, spruce, lack of malt presence, fades to a mild piney hop bitterness.
M - Start through mid is tart and bitter, finish is very dry, almost a little soapy.
O - This is interesting, not very good though. You definitely get the peach, but its very harsh and sour, its more like a Berliner Wiessbier mixed with a Saison. It wouldnt be bad on an extremely hot day, but thats about it. There's a weird soapy quality to it thats off as well.

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Photo of chinchill
3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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Photo of thecheapies
4.02/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Warm peach glow to this one. Hazy light orange color with an overrush of coarse white head that shows off some creaminess. I topped off the glass and another two inches formed. Light glistening in tiny points off of the crown of foam. Lovely.

White peach aroma is sweet and lightly tart. Yeastiness lurks beneath. Floral esters that I doubt are the doings of hops. Bright and sweet with just a touch of peppery spice. Very mild in the farmhouse aspect. A fruit ale with a lovely orchard-picked aroma.

Ah, slightly unripe white peach, white wine, peppery saison yeast, sage, floral notes, and a hint of cucumber rind bitterness in the finish. Exquisitely soft, yet bright. Vividly peach, without the canned fruit syrupiness. True farmhouse ale backing it all up with hints of tart citrus and spice garden notes. Appropriately summery. Quite refreshing and delicious.

Mouthfeel is very gratifying. A nice spicy carbonation bite that crashes like a wave in the back of the mouth. The body is fuller than expected; swishier, like a drinking vinegar. Dry, as to say, without stickiness. Almost soapy-feeling in the mouth. A palate-cleansing saison.

As a fruit beer, I'd give it high marks. As a saison, it's decent. Maybe, good. The peach makes it, of course. That's the reason you buy it; that's the reason you try it. Final thoughts? I need to get me a six-pack of this stuff!

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.97/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A 4 pack picked up at Greens on Buford Hwy

A - Bright yellow, slightly cloudy, with 2 fingers of head, which coats the top of the beer all the way down. Sticky lace all over the glass. Awesome

S - Pepper, peaches, and must.

T - Peach dominates, with some funky yeast towards the finish. Spicy, pepper, malty, etc. Easy to drink. No trace of alcohol. Well hidden.

M - Light bodied, with lots of carbonation.

O - A tasty, easy to drink summer beer. Tasty, and refreshing. I am enjoying it.

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Photo of facundoCNB
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a slightly hazy golden yellow with a finger of bright white head, lots of visible carbonation shooting up the glass. smells of peaches, apricot, wheat, belgian saison style yeast. the flavor is slightly sweet/citrusy, with a nice overtone of peach, bitterness of bell pepper coming from the belgian yeast.. very bready, very nice beer.. would love to try different variants (different fruits) of this one. medium body with high carbonation. a very refreshing beer, and way better from a glass than the bottle (honestly, less sweetness/more bready malt notes).

this is a very nice and unique take on the saison style.. which is very loose to begin with. seems like this could be a gateway beer for lots of people. saving one for my wife, i know she'll like it, even though she doesn't drink much anymore.

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Photo of Oakenator
3.71/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a pale yellow with with a decent head. Some spotted lacing present on the glass.

S: Peach noticeable with more of wheat aroma.

T: Wheat and farmhouse spices up front with the peach flavor lingering toward the end.

M: Light and soda pop carbonation.

O: Good summer brew for a hot day.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.31/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a CCB pint glass.

A: Nice light gold, nearly clear with some chill haze. Huge white fluffy head even on a gentle pour, put it recedes to a more manageable level fairly quickly. Lots of visible carbonation.

S: Some peach aroma reaches the nose before it's close to the glass. Digging in, there's also some black pepper spice, musty grassy hay, yeast fruity esters, and some cracker malt.

T: Damn...this was starting out so promisingly. Peppery, yeasty, musty saison up from. The peach flavor comes in thin and fairly uninviting - I wouldn't go so far as to call it an artificial peach flavor, but it's not completely natural-tasting. And the black pepper sticks around all the way through the peach taste, and that's not a good mix for me. The pepper sticks around for a bit after the swallow.

M: Light body, lots of carbonation sensation, and minimal alcohol.

O: This looked brilliant, smelled really nice and inviting, and was put together quite well. The flavor profile was just a complete fail here. Peach is a very difficult flavor to get right in a beer...I think it's done poorly WAY more often than successfully. And unfortunately, this fell into the majority. The clash of the black pepper and the nearly-artificial fruitiness didn't work for me either. Not a drain-pour, but I won't be drinking another.

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Photo of micromaniac129
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy lazy yellow color with a white head that fades fast.
Aroma is quite peachy. Sutle hints of yeast malts and spice.
Taste is not as peachy as in the nose. The farmhouse flavors are weak and sutle but stand out against the peach flavor.
To me it doesn't work.
The mouthfeel is light and vibrant but won't save this beer.
An okay beer but not to my liking.

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Photo of GuinnessAtRogerWilco
3.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Newcastle tapered mug.

AP: Hazy gold and light orange colours with a 1/4" white head that fizzles down to a dusting. Some lacing when the glass is tilted.
AR: Loads of peach up front an the aroma, sweet juicy peach. Also getting straw/grass/wheat, a little bit of yeast funk and some light spices like coriander or grains of paradise.
T: Peach is more subdued in the taste, more like a partner than the main player which is a good thing. The tastes of a Farmhouse Ale are there with the yeasty funk coming out more than in the smell. The grassy/wheaty malts are also more pronounced than in the nose and there's a bit of biscuit in there as well. The spices are mild, similar to the nose and if they were stronger in the taste it would really make this beer jump. The peach comes around towards the end, but it's as a complimentary flavour and doesn't overpower. There's also some floral hops mixed in with the peach on the finish.
M: Light mouthfeel, crisp for the most part, off dry finish. Drinks fairly easy...sessionable.
OV: Overall a nice Summer drinking brew. Knocking off a 4pk of this would be pretty easy. I like how they let the true nature of the beer show in the taste without the peach being too strong making it like a wine cooler. Nice effort from Terrapin.

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Photo of Brenden
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

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Photo of Camjmorton
3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Maggies Farmhouse Ale has been retired for a couple of years on here but I'm assuming they brought it back recently in the form of "Maggies Peach Farmhouse Ale". The peach flavor is almost overwhelming in this beer, and when combined with the ample spices throughout the entire taste, this brew is bursting with flavor.

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Photo of mverity
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.61/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured out as a bright hazy yellow color with a white head on top. The head comes and goes pretty quickly, there is a thin amount of retention and no true signs of lacing at all. The smell of the beer is definitely peachy, plenty of sweet fresh peach aromas on the nose with a very light hint of grain in there also. The taste of the beer is decent... it's a lot like Son of a Peach with a slight tartness in the finish. The Saison flavors are a bit on the weak side, not enough of the funk or rye/grains shining through. The mouthfeel was nicely carbonated, lighter bodied and pretty refreshing. Overall it's an average beer to me... It's more fruity than I believe it should be but will probably appeal to a wider variety of people because of that.

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Photo of BeerDocT
3.77/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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Photo of jtierney89
2.3/5  rDev -34.3%
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.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.04/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $2.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, darkish straw-hued body with a petite, white head kept aloft by a few stray streams of bubbles.

Smell: Why, it smells downright peachy. Some creamy, wheat-flecked maltiness underneath with some modest touches of spice.

Taste: Pale malted barley and some wheat malt cut with a malt I enjoy seeing featured, acidulated malt. Moderately sweet, but it's tempered by the light phenolics, light hops, peach taste, ample carbonation, and, again, the acidulated malt. Drying, fruity, crisp yet soft-textured finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.

Overall: Side Project #7 meets Peaotch. I will say I liked it better than I thought I would.

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Photo of rajendra82
4.17/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale straw yellow color, cloudy body, and active carbonation, which formed a three finger thick head crowning above the rim of the glass, gave this beer an appropriately rustic look. The smell was dominated by peaches with some hay like hops occasionally poking through. The taste had a rich peach flavor right up front, with a bit of powdered sugar mid palette, some white pepper and clove like spicy phenols following, and a tart acidity towards the finish. The body was airy, light, and quenching. There was a Sichuan pepper-like tongue numbing activity in the aftertaste. Unlike a lot of the American interpretations of Saison, this one was actually dry, spicy, and refreshing.

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Terrapin Maggie's Peach Farmhouse Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
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