Maggie's Blackberry Cobbler Imperial Farmhouse Ale
Terrapin Beer Company

Maggie's Blackberry Cobbler Imperial Farmhouse AleMaggie's Blackberry Cobbler Imperial Farmhouse Ale
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From:
Terrapin Beer Company
 
Georgia, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
8.55%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 11.5%
Ratings:
220
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Nov 02, 2021
Added:
May 05, 2015
Wants:
  12
Gots:
  71
SCORE
84
Good
Maggie's Blackberry Cobbler Imperial Farmhouse AleMaggie's Blackberry Cobbler Imperial Farmhouse Ale
Notes: Maggie’s Blackberry Cobbler Imperial Farmhouse Ale is made with fresh blackberries and graham crackers for a taste you won’t soon forget. Reminiscent of the smell in Granny’s kitchen on a Sundayafternoon, this beer is liquid dessert for any home-cooked meal.
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4 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Nov 02, 2021
 
4.82 by zachthelaxer93 from South Carolina on Oct 06, 2016
 
3.11 by Kurmaraja from California on Sep 30, 2016
 
4 by jschott75 from Illinois on Sep 11, 2016
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3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

From the bottle, it pours a hazy slightly reddish darker amber with a moderate head that leaves lacing as you enjoy it. Initial Blackberry scent, which fades to a light malt scent. Slightly berry sweet malt flavor.

Jul 05, 2016
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2.86/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

Either my bottle was infected or this is just a bad beer. I've had mixed results with the Terrapin limited releases in the past. I thought French Toasted Wake n Bake was overrated, but I really liked Tiramisu-hoo. This one looks beautiful, but the taste is awful. The berry flavor is very sharp and acidic and burns the tongue. Also, way too carbonated. I'm not sure what Terrapin was going for here, but it didn't work.

Jul 05, 2016
 
3.32 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia on May 27, 2016
 
3.99 by alcohline_trip from Pennsylvania on May 06, 2016
 
4.31 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania on May 06, 2016
 
4 by fredmugs from Indiana on May 04, 2016
 
3.74 by wilso411 from Michigan on Apr 24, 2016
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3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Jadjunk from Georgia

"Maggie’s Blackberry Cobbler Imperial Farmhouse Ale is made with fresh blackberries and graham crackers for a taste you won’t soon forget. Reminiscent of the smell in Granny’s kitchen on a Sundayafternoon, this beer is liquid dessert for any home-cooked meal." Brewed in the style of a Farmhouse Ale with Graham crackers and blackberry added. Available in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft. 2015 release as part of the Terrapin Reserve series.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp frothy head of a buttery white tone over a caramel amber body with very light carbonation and fine sediment. Retention is average and there is no visible lacing. 3.5

(Smell) Tangy, lightly acidic berry puree atop a biscuit malt body with light caramelized sugars, moderately viscous and sweet. No discernible hop character, and subtle peppery and effervescent yeast tones. Potency is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) Biscuit and caramel malts with a moderate impact of berry juices sweetening up the finish, slightly more sweet and syrupy than tangy or tart. The yeast profile generates a drying contrast of spiciness, banana bread and ripe apricot. Put together, the flavors certainly come together to form an interesting blackberry cobbler-type product but do seem to be fighting each other in what direction to take this beer with the dryness and peppery qualities of the yeast profile. Finishes ultimately sweet, bordering on the dry side. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is smooth, lightly syrupy, lightly tangy, medium dry. Carbonation is modest, generating a medium frothiness and a mildly crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is slightly sweet and biscuity over tangy, acidic or bitter. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters overall. 3.75

(Overall) A promising effort but this beer does not conjure up much of a range for blackberry flavor, and much of the tart dryness from the peach recipe is overshadowed by the sweet viscosity of wild berry puree. Overall it's not a bad beer, just not quite as balanced as I would have liked to see, but I'm not too sure if a blackberry puree dessert twist would fare well combined with the simpler, tangy and peppery base of a saison, and no amount of graham crackers is going to change that. Ultimately, it's probably closer to a blackberry cobbler than a blackberry farmhouse ale, so frankly I should have seen the liquid-dessert-in-a-bottle coming. 3.75

Terrapin Beer Company's
Maggie's Blackberry Cobbler
3.64/5.00

Apr 22, 2016
 
4.21 by alwaysplayin from Ohio on Apr 15, 2016
 
3.35 by DrMindbender from South Carolina on Apr 10, 2016
 
3.89 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on Apr 09, 2016
 
3.92 by ljc973 from Michigan on Mar 17, 2016
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2.82/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
by ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

Pours a blood orange hue, moderate head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is predominantly a light Belgian yeast with associated notes. I really had to strain to pick-up the "graham cracker" and blackberry. It's there, but faint. You do get more of that dark berry flavor on the tongue, mostly upfront, but there are some phenols from the Belgian yeast that really clashed with the lighter fruit flavor in my opinion. Almost gives it a mad dog 20/20 vibe. The spicey phenol flavor is the lasting note with a tang of the blackberry. Didn't pick up many other flavors. I'd describe it more as a Belgian strong than a saison for sure.

Mar 12, 2016
 
3.74 by Lucoli from New York on Feb 29, 2016
 
3.79 by T_Hass from Georgia on Feb 23, 2016
 
3.25 by siscokid79 from Maryland on Feb 18, 2016
 
3.75 by DraftDaddy from Illinois on Feb 11, 2016
 
3.42 by Beer_lover89 from Texas on Feb 09, 2016
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3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by ArchimedesSox from Georgia

A: Light red to copper color, thin off white head that dissipates quickly, no lacing to speak of

S: Fruity blackberry smell, funky Belgian yeast smell

T: Tart blackberry, funky belgian yeast, spice, bubblegum, band aid, classic saison yeast flavor

M: Medium

O: This beer has been in my fridge for a while and I figured the Super Bowl would be a good excuse to drink it. A classic saison with the blueberry tart flavor and sweetness. No graham cracker taste but still a great representation of the style.

Feb 08, 2016
 
3.89 by South2NW from Oregon on Feb 03, 2016
 
3.45 by ArtZan from New Jersey on Feb 01, 2016
 
4 by Griggsy from Colorado on Jan 31, 2016
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3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by parris from Massachusetts

Nice copper-red color. Smells like jam. Most of the fruit sweetness has unfortunately fermented off leaving a somewhat hot and dry fruity bitter flavor.

Jan 29, 2016
 
3.95 by kidzord from Illinois on Jan 25, 2016
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3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by zac16125 from South Carolina

22oz bottle into a Teku
2015 Vintage


A: Hazy, dark golden, large light tan head, decent retention and a few small spots of lacing. 4

S: Yeasty, fruity esters, Belgian-yeast banana, some berry notes. 3.75

T: Fruity esters, some spicy bitterness, yeast, floral notes, a bit funky; berry is subtle, and graham cracker is unnoticeable. 3.75

M/D: Fuller side of medium bodied, carbonation appropriate, drinkability is average. 3.5

O: So I feel like Funky Buddha’s Blueberry Cobbler is what this beer is supposed to taste like. Not a bad beer here, but its nothing special and certainly doesn’t evoke memories of a sweet, sugary dessert. 3.75

Jan 19, 2016
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3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by beerjerk666 from Florida

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a Belgian tulip. No date visible.

Pours an amber/reddish brown color with some floaties that eventually settled to the bottom of the glass. A fingers worth of fluffy white head that leaves a small amount of lacing in the glass.

Aromas of funk, blackberries, vanilla.

Has plenty of that yeasty funkiness up front followed by some graham cracker and vanilla along with some blackberry sweetness.

Nice light mouth feel with a slightly dry-sweet finish.

This was a very decent dessert style beer; I liked how the saison yeast and the blackberries mixed together to make a very tasty beer. A nice lingering blackberry cobbler sweetness aftertaste. I liked this one a lot better than I though I would.

Jan 13, 2016
 
4.21 by Gregf51 from Ohio on Jan 10, 2016
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4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by dbrauneis from North Carolina

A: Pours a hazy reddish/purplish honey orange in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some moderate purple (red wine) + garnet red highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a medium to large sized patch of thin film with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of sweet blackberries, moderate aromas of graham crackers, and moderate aromas of saison yeast. Light aromas of pale + grainy malts.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of pale + grainy malts with moderate to strong flavors of graham crackers. That is followed by strong flavors of sweet and tart blackberries but leaves a moderate amount of berry dessert sweetness on the palate. Light flavors of farmhouse yeast towards the finish lends a hint of spiciness. No discernible hop presence.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly sticky with a light amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Exactly as advertised, really nice flavors and aromas of blackberry cobbler dessert. Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and quite enjoyable. Somewhat a dessert beer due to the sweetness but definitely an enjoyable pick up.

Jan 09, 2016
 
3.88 by Viperman1316 from Indiana on Jan 09, 2016
 
3.85 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Dec 29, 2015
 
3.6 by SweetChicken from Massachusetts on Dec 26, 2015
 
3.74 by SourAddict from Wisconsin on Dec 25, 2015
 
3.75 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on Dec 20, 2015
 
3.93 by jaydoc from Kansas on Dec 17, 2015
 
3.75 by Hohnbaum from Kansas on Dec 17, 2015
 
3.43 by Shanty76 from Georgia on Dec 09, 2015
Maggie's Blackberry Cobbler Imperial Farmhouse Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 220 ratings