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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Summer

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Reviews: 84 | Ratings: 647
Photo of WemustDRINK
4.61/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Looks like sunshine in a glass with the faint scent of peaches. It's cool and refreshing though I do wish the flavor was a bit stronger. A good summer beer.

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Photo of twistwrist
4.6/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

To me, this is one of the best summer beers out there, but you've gotta like peach! This Southern belle does. Refreshingly crisp, it's a great tasting beer on a hot ass day.

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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 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 coasterfreak75
4.27/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pour: cloudy yellow with a white head

Smell: light fruity peach with a hint of something sour

Taste: light malt in the front, with a kick of peaches and what tastes like wheat beer yeast at the finish

Feel: very light and crisp throughout the drink

Overall: light summertime beer, not great with food, but overall a fine drink

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Photo of rajendra82
4.17/5  rDev +18.8%
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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Photo of woodychandler
4.12/5  rDev +17.4%
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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Photo of maximum12
4.12/5  rDev +17.4%
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.

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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 Immortale25
4.06/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

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Photo of FickleBeast
4.06/5  rDev +15.7%
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

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.04/5  rDev +15.1%
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 thecheapies
4.02/5  rDev +14.5%
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 +13.1%
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 Brenden
3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
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 LI_PO12
3.94/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

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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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Photo of facundoCNB
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
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 mverity
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
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 Slatetank
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
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 MouthFullOBeer
3.79/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

A bit cloudy. Fruity bouquet, slightly peachy with hints of various other scents which are tough to identify.

I regretted ordering it at first because the finish tasted like cough medicine. But after the first few sips it went away and the finish was strong and spicy.

I would order again.

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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 Stinkypuss
3.79/5  rDev +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.

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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 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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