Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Maggie's Peach Farmhouse Ale
I was done beer shopping yesterday at Total Wine and on the way to cash register when Maggie's Peach Farmhouse Ale caught my eye. The distributor rep was building a display with it, and I think my taking a single from one of the packs didn't really please him, but whatever. I'm gangsta like that.
Anyway, Terrapin tells a little story on the side and concludes that this beer is "just like granny used to brew". I believe the old lady turtle with the basket of peaches and bifocals on the label is Granny herself! This is their Summer 2013 Seasonal. 5.3% alcohol.
Big-bubble head all the way to the top of the glass, but I'll be damned if it wasn't half gone before I could take a picture. Didn't help Tropical Storm Andrea was causing some big winds and blew over the bottle cap part of my presentation. Very powerful peach aroma--juicy, fruity, a little exotic and intoxicating!
Peach flavors from the start are very good though not nearly as rich or juicy as the aroma promised. But I'll say it again, very good. NOT sweet, which I was expecting, but rather with a little dose of sour tartness, just a nice little tangy zing. Reminds me of a tamer Festina Peche.
Calling this a Farmhouse Ale is like me calling my Mazda a Ferrari. There aren't any farmhouse qualities to this beer whatsoever, sorry. Not even any that you can force yourself to believe are there because you read it on the label. Peachy, orange ade flavors, low-medium body, OK carbonation though I'd have preferred a little more bubbly. Refreshing, enjoyable, and the perfect beer to recommend to that "I don't like beer" friend of yours. I would drink more for sure.