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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Photo of Knapp85
3.61/5  rDev +2.8%
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 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 chinchill
3.65/5  rDev +4%
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 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 dbrauneis
3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation slowly rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a mottled thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of fresh peaches with a lighter aroma of wheat and peppery saison yeast.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of pale malts with a hint of slightly sour wheat notes. That is followed by light flavors of slightly spicy saison yeast and slightly stronger than moderate flavors of natural fresh peaches but without a lot of sweetness - just light sweetness.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp but slightly thin/watery.

O: I enjoyed this one more than I thought I was going to...the peach has a natural flavor unlike many of the other peach beers that I have tried. There is something that I cannot quite place which makes the mouthfeel on this beer a little off-putting.

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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 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 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 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 MasterSki
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Extra from johnyb - thanks! Served in a DryHop mini-pint glass.

A - Giant white foam slow settles to a creamy, thick cap, leaving specks of lace behind. Transparent straw body with a few stray bubbles racing around.

S - Very phenolic farmhouse yeast here, with a good deal of peach flavor as well. Not the most complex or subtle Saison, but delivers exactly as promised. Cereal grains, a surprising strawberry note, peppery, and a touch of hay and grass.

T - The taste, unfortunately, doesn't live up to the promise of the aroma. Mostly cereal grains, with a touch of phenolic yeast, and very little of the peach and other fruity goodness. Mild lemon tanginess in the finish, with no obvious alcohol.

M - Zesty, aggressive carbonation, medium-light body, and a fairly crisp finish. A tad gritty, with a touch of lingering stickiness.

D - Aside from the overly harsh carbonation it's quite easy to drink. Definitely would have been more appropriate for summer, as it's pretty refreshing. Just wish the flavor was closer to the aroma.

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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 Gavage
3.58/5  rDev +2%
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 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 beerthulhu
3.57/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A pale peach-orange color upon the pour yields a monstrous cornsilk white foam head that was very audible, pitty and pockety around the edges with large soapy pockets. Chunky, soapy, lace adores the glass, visible carbonation doesn't seem as strong on the insided. Longtivity on the head retention, dense clarity with micro-bran particles floating about on the end of the pour.

S: Nice sweet and tart mixture of peaches, hints of strawberry quick powder and light funk of oranges.

T: Flavor was tart peaches on first impression, touch of straw and pale grains, again light funk with minor hints of orange. Touches of wheat and dry alcohol come on the close.

M: Crisp mouthful, active, lots of tingly senstaion, has a smooth creaminess when things settle.

O: Overall crisp, nice tartness, the peaches add some nice influence,but wish the peaches were just a bit more fresh, sweet and pronounced. Decent summer time quencher.

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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 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 TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy yellow golden color with white head. Peaches, mostly just peaches on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied, nice for a hot day. Finishes with peaches and some cereal grain lingers as well.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
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 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 Resuin
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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 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 n2185
3.72/5  rDev +6%
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 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 OWSLEY069
3.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy golden yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, dryer peaches and somewhat sugary. In the taste, dryer peaches, peach skins and cinnamon like spice, with a mellow sweetness. A spicy bite and a lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry cinnamon and spice, with a note of peaches in the aftertaste. On tap it was more sweet, and more peach.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
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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