Maggie's Farm | Crossroads Brewing Company

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3.73 w/ 13 ratings

Brewed by:
Crossroads Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by UDbeernut on 05-30-2011

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by renegadeburger:
Photo of renegadeburger
3.12/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

ok last one of theirs i got to try took this one home in a growler format

poured out into my glass very mimimal head here nice straw hazy color very white head disappeared quickly

nice aroma some honey malt fresh grass meadow aroma and then some spice and even banana aroma

taste good very dry and spicy heavy flavor intense alcohol warmth? i don't know if thats supposed to be there but it definitelys shined through you could taste the alcohol

decent mouthfeel but a bit heavy for the style i look for more carbonation in the saisons i drink

overall ok beer but not refreshing like a saison should be the abv was too high it was a bit medicinal also needed to have high carbonation not my favorite of the bunch but still decent

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Varkias41
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crossroads Brewing Co. "Maggie's Farm"
on tap at the brewery on 4 June 2016

Listed at 6.7% ABV with 30 IBUs, this golden saison was only slightly hazy beneath a short head of bright white. I'm not sure if it had to do with the bar glass or not, but the head showed poor retention, and it left almost no lacing behind.

The aroma displayed the yeast clearly, delivering a chalky/mineralish character, as wells as lots of fruity esters over sweet malt.

The flavor was quite different, which is nice, with lots of spicy zest and coriander flavor upfront, followed by sugary, rock candy-like malt that rose to balance it along with fruit (apple, white grape). A moderate bitterness, along with the spice balanced it, and it finished dry with a lingering touch of spice and mineral that was surprisingly soft given it's fairly aggressive beginning.

Quite nice! Approachable but exciting! Complex yet rounded and balanced!

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Photo of dgeebs07
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of NorseKaiser
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lanegan94
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Rifugium
2.89/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

On tap at the source. Listed as 7.0%ABV.

Straw-colored, just a slight haze, with a thin white head that fizzled out almost completely. Aroma was light, fruity, funky, floral, slightly sulfuric. This pretty much carried over into the taste, sweet stone fruits, potpourri, light grassy funk just barely peeking through, with a slight metallic/sulfur element. Not very good for a saison, but maybe works better as a Belgian blonde, if you want to get technical. Light body, lower carbonation, giving a somewhat slick and flat mouthfeel. Drinkable overall, but not something I'd go back for.

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Photo of scotv
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of UDbeernut
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler from the brewery, Poured into a snifter

A: light amber, 1/2" head gobs of retention

S: flowery, slight pepper, overall clean

T: slightly sub dubbed
pepper, decent malt sweetness, flowery hop

M: light to medium body, higher abv is well hidden

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Photo of Gregwa
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of vonnegut21
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of d0nald
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Maggie's Farm from Crossroads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 61.5% out of 100 with 13 ratings
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