Maggie's Peach Farmhouse Ale

Review Date 4/7/2020   By John Staradumsky

Peaches, apparently, have a preservative property. I can’t say this scientifically, of course, and my control sample for the statement is incredibly small: just two bottles of ale made with peaches. I found them in the back of my second beer fridge in the guest bedroom, and remarkably they were both about 6 years old. The first one, RJ Rockers Peachy King Imperial Wheat Ale, had an alcohol content of 9% by volume, which would also help it age with dignity.

The beer I’m here to talk about today, Terrapin Maggie’s Peach Farmhouse Ale, is a variation on Terrapin’s Side Project Number 7, Maggie’s Farmhouse Ale, which I enjoyed in 2009 but have not seen again. On July 16th of 2013 I ordered up a mug of Maggie’s Peach Farmhouse Ale and noted the following:

Very refreshing! I like peach in beers, RJ Rockers has a phenomenal peach brew and the Belgians do Peche lambics. This was perfect for today's hot weather.

Maggie’s Peach Farmhouse Ale has an alcohol content of 5.3% by volume and I have no idea what I paid for it. The label is notched as best before October of 2014. Yes, it’s that old.

Terrapin Maggie’s Peach Farmhouse Ale pours to a brilliant golden color with a medium head of fizzy and a luscious peach nose. Taking a sip, the beer is light in body but quite fruity with juicy peach and a hint of white pepper. It’s well balanced in the finish, and I am surprised how well it held up over six plus years.

If it is re-released, I will be all over it.

And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.

*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.