Beer Profile: Maggie’s Peach Farmhouse by Terrapin

Profiled by Ken Carman for PGA

pgaprofileThe nose is peach and a hint of wheat. The peach is stronger in the nose: quite dominant, compared to the taste which is slight at best. A White Labs Abbey Ale yeast sense dominates in the taste with a slight wheat-like sense way behind that.

I went to the web site to confirm my suspicions and, yes, it had wheat in it. “Munich?” A whisper at best. Thw acidulated malt may be the White Lab Abbey sense I’m getting, but I’m still holding out for the yeast.

Just a little hazy, pale yellow, head fades fast: tiny bubbles with some pillow.

Mouthfeel is just a bit hop bitter. Very light pale malt.

79 on Beer Advocate, 73 Rate Beer.

The problem here is the balance is off. A great peach aroma is greeted by a so so slight peach taste overcome by the wheat and the yeast and/or the acidulated malt. Can’t give it a 4: cause so boring. More a 3.5.

Probably one of the few Terrapins that have NOT impressed me.



Welcome to the PGA beer rating system: one beer “Don’t bother.” Two: Eh, if someone gives it to you, drink. Three: very good, go ahead and seek it out, but be aware there is at least one problem. Four: seek it out. Five: pretty much “perfecto.”


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martianKen Carman was born of a deity named Bill many moons ago when his wife Winnie was fermenting well at the time. He is a beer judge, beer writer and reviewer of brew-based business, beer commentator and BEER GOD. Do not challenge the one who ate too many hops one year, hence the green pigment you see to the left!

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