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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Added by plato on 05-25-2013

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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 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 TTripp725
2.26/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Very disappointed in this beer. The color was a golden yellow with very minimal head. Once poured it smelled like rotten peaches and it tasted the same

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Photo of jtierney89
2.3/5  rDev -34.5%
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 DocRoc
2.69/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A - light orange in color, next to no head
S - Peach, fruity, hops
T- sour-ish, too much for my preference
M- Medium
O - Okay, with this faux beer, I've determine I am not a fan of fruit beer or facsimile thereof....

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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 sjones5045
2.79/5  rDev -20.5%
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.

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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 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 q33jeff
3.04/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Great peach aroma.....looks like a coors light. Flavor is not bad...a bit of a funky aftertaste. No head, no lasting flavor. A good summer beer, but nothing extraordinary.


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Photo of plato
3.05/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had this on-tap at a local restaurant and it was my first saison/farmhouse ale. It sort of tasted like Magic Hat #9 with the mouthfeel of a pilsner. I drank about half before receiving my food, then I finished the other half with my burger and fries which seemed to enhance the peach flavor for some reason. I would gladly drink another one but probably wouldn’t buy it again. Overall an average or slightly above average beer. Try it.

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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 Sarlacc83
3.12/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
3.13/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | 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 smakawhat
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Deep brassy orange color, and very clear nearly bright crystal. Thin capped off white head but about two fingers tall. Falls fairly readily to a thin puck on top. Some minor carbonation rising throughout the glass but not much.

This smells like canned fruit. Practically Del Monte in a can here. Not too much cocktail syrup action at least, it does have an obvious fruit quality but doesn't really come off like fresh or decent peach. There's also not much else to detect as this aroma is overbearing.

Palate at least brings some saison character. Mild sense of dry yeast a bit, but much of the fruit quality takes over particularly in the finish. A bit wet and fleeting and finishing with a watery sweetness. Malt depth is very light and non existent with a wet backbone. Some decent carbonation and a little bit of club soda like qualities, but with a sweet fruit watery finish.

It comes off as a dumbed down saison fruit beer of sorts. While easily drinkable it's not really doing it for me.

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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 chefhatt
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

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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 macrosmatic
3.31/5  rDev -5.7%
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 RblWthACoz
3.31/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

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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 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 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 zeledonia
3.37/5  rDev -4%
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.

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