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Terrapin Maggie's Peach Farmhouse AleTerrapin Maggie's Peach Farmhouse Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by plato on 05-25-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
637
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
41.48%
 
 
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16
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Reviews: 82 | Ratings: 637
Photo of jopezu
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

pours a hazy gold with a medium head that poofs. nose; sour yeast funk, authentic fresh peach skin/pulp, & big, damp hay. taste; funky yeast, toasted malt, tangerine, grass, light peach, & a dirty, earthy... musk; the ol' "wet blanket" note. the peach has a slightly artificial aftertaste. medium carbonation & mouthfeel. not great, but not as terrible as i was expecting. thankfully, the clean tangerine character starts to dominate a bit as the drink warms.

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Photo of 0_0
3.57/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L - Mango yellow green
S - Sweet Fruity, sugary mango mellon
T + F - fluffy, wheaty
O - Decent, A little sweet for my taste

Fair word of cation though, this beer is sweeter than y'all's moms after a passionate night

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Photo of Act25
3.77/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Agree this is better than most fruit beers, of which, I am not usually a fan. I'm enjoying mid July Sun afternoon with Frittata made by Tink.

An American Farmhouse Ale with beer first and plenty of natural tasting peach second. Of course Georgia is a peach state. l

A: Mid size, fast fade head, hazed golden body, no lace, per usual fruit beer.

S: Ripe peaches, grassy, yeast, lemon rind, salt water taffy.

T & F: Smooth, crisp, fluffy body, peach skin, earthy, yeasty, peppery with dried grass, esters, herbs, biscuit. Complex mouth, and finishes dry.

Not much carbonation. Fine summer beer.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can. Pours hazy light orange with tall foamy head that fades slowly leaving some bubbly trails. Aroma mostly peach with a little saison yeast. Tastes like it smells, mild peach, fruity, saison yeast finish. Dry end, thin to medium semi-soft mouthfeel. Decent fruity saison.

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Photo of coasterfreak75
4.27/5  rDev +21.3%
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 WemustDRINK
4.61/5  rDev +31%
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 MouthFullOBeer
3.79/5  rDev +7.7%
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 TTripp725
2.26/5  rDev -35.8%
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 Tonyjenlasc
3.13/5  rDev -11.1%
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 VTR
3/5  rDev -14.8%
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 DMACH
3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
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 JKG
4.36/5  rDev +23.9%
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 JamesBondGA
2.17/5  rDev -38.4%
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 ordybill
1.54/5  rDev -56.3%
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 NeroFiddled
3.79/5  rDev +7.7%
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 BeerAdvocate
3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #79 (Aug 2013):

A hell of a lot better than the usual generic fruit beer—not that Terrapin would do such a thing. More of an American Farmhouse Ale rather than its Belgian counterparts. Great use of fruit as well ... this is the way we want to taste it, this is a beer of course.

STYLE: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 5.3%
AVAILABILITY: Summer Seasonal

LOOK: Big head, hazed pale golden hue

SMELL: Ripe peaches, grassy grain, nutty yeast, lemon pith, faint taffy

TASTE: Smooth, sufficient crispness, fluffy body, peach skin, earthy, yeast, peppery, mild twang, dried grass, hint of esters, herbal, biscuity, mild phenolic funk; finishes dry, with a dried peach aftertaste

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.79/5  rDev +7.7%
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 fbeaven
4.3/5  rDev +22.2%
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 VelvetExtract
3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
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 Jeffreysan
3.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a semi-clear, golden/straw color, speckled with some orange/peach highlights and an eighth of a finger of white-colored head that immediately dissolved away into no head what-so-ever.

Aroma: Wow! Very, very, aromatic! Tons of fruity peach aromas, like standing in a peach orchard! I also get some notes of toasted malt, honey, and some barnyard-y aromas of hay and wet blanket. But the predominate aroma is peaches

Taste: Exactly like the aroma. Toasted malt up front, immediately followed by fruity peaches, a touch of cinnamon, and honey-like sweetness. There is a touch of Belgian yeast, adding some funky, barnyard-y notes at the finish, but like the aroma, the predominate flavor is peaches.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, crisp and very effervescent as there is quite a bit of carbonation. With an ABV of 5.3%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: Pretty good beer. I like the fruity flavors of the peaches, but I wish that there was more toasted malt flavors to balance the fruitiness of the peaches out. That being said, I’d certainly drink this again.

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Photo of ScentedHeathen
4.12/5  rDev +17%
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 M_C_Hampton
3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, yellow straw colored with a short white head that dissipates quickly leaving little lacing, slight haze

S: peaches, just peaches, and some odd soapy smell???

T: taste is much more reserved than the smell, flavor is of peaches mixed with a little saisson funkiness

M: thin, crisp, refreshing

O: it was fine once I got past the really weird nose

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%
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.

RJT

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Photo of Resuin
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Nice ripe/over-ripe peaches are big in the smell, and also in the taste. Some floral flavors as well in both smell and taste. Pretty mild saison but that belgian yeast is there - banana and cloves primarily. Easy drinker.

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Photo of BeerImmediately
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Not a bad Saison, considering that it's intentionally fruity. I noticed considerably more apricot than peach in both the aromas and flavor, but that's me. Light level of yeast funk. Sweetness is certainly on the high end for a Saison. Mouthfeel is fairly crisp, and well carbonated, so in that respect it scores well. Had I seen the BA score before purchasing, I would've avoided it, but glad that I picked up this 4 pack while on vaca. New and different.

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